Monday, July 13, 2009


This moment this mist
the awakening of day
and the night's repose.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

This moment this mist, Watercolor, Rose Marie Raccioppi,

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  1. Wow! Such beauty. The days awakening and the night is coming.

  2. Hi Rose Marie:)


    Just three lines with four words in each and you have composed a lovely poem with profound meaning and beautiful word pictures.

    This moment-Time stands still at the moment. I can feel it.

    This mist - to see the mist one must get up in the morning when the day breaks. I wonder how many of us get up so early.

    The awakening of the day- That is the time cock crows, there is a glimmer of light in sky, birds stir in their nests and of course the truck drivers who drive through the night hope to halt and have a steaming cup of tea and some rest, the fishermen go to the sea to pull their nets back to the shore.

    And the night's repose- the night tries to linger on, there is ethereal darkness.

    Well rose, I'm a lay man and I was trying to analyze the meaning of the poem and trying to understand it. Don't laugh:) You know best:) You can educate me:)

    The photo is spellbinding.

    Have a nice day Rose:)

  3. Thank you! Karen and Choices.

    Joseph, You have indeed captured the haiku in its entirety. The discipline of the haiku - first line 5 syllables, 2nd line 7, third line 5 is followed. The challenge of a haiku is to convey all within these parameters. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I appreciate knowing that my intention was fulfilled.

    As part of my training in yoga science, I was to rise before sunrise, greet the sunrise, be aware of all and be one with each experience. This was done for 40 days in succession. It was a transformative time, setting the appreciation and gratitude that holds each day present.

    The many observations you note in your comment are indeed those I too live. You are deeply appreciated for your understanding. The painting posted was one such awakening.

  4. Hi Rose Marie:)

    Many, many thanks for your elaborate elucidation of the poem. It is an eye opener for me.

    Wish you a bright and beautiful day Rose:)