Impressions and dreams
Is it as it seems
Perception and thought
What illusion have I brought
To this life and soul of mine
In this moment of past and present time
What am I yet blinded to see
That is deep within me
Shed these illusions that bind and hold
Free the pain and memories of old
This moment innocent of each yesterday
Revels and sparks life’s miraculous way.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Is it as It Seems, Rose Marie Raccioppi, THE WIND AND THE WILLOW, Publish America, 2008
Lady Lilith, 1866-68 (altered 1872-73), Oil on canvas, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828-1882, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware.