Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Destiny Willed To You

In the echo of Spirit's call
Know I you shan't befall
In thunderous rain and in sun's brilliant ray
Firmament moving clouds of white and gray
In moments illuminant and in moments dark
You are destined to make an eternal mark
In lines and strokes of pencil, of paint
Upon surfaces ever vast
With clay, beauty and form
In bronze cast
I, in knowing and in faith ever anew
This, God's destiny willed to you.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Dedicated to My Son
Christopher Angelo Raccioppi

Pygmalion and Galatea, Ca. 1890, Oil on Canvas, Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1824 –1904, French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism.

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  1. I've always loved the Pygmalion and Galatea story, and as you indicate here, I'm not alone in that. I like the references to paint and pencil and clay and bronze, reminders of the fascination many share.

  2. It's such a treat to stop by your blog each day and read your poetry Rose Marie. I find that it gives me a moment of serenity! Lovely!

  3. Destiny. The use of art media describes it so well. Just beautiful!

  4. I am working on placing you as a follower with not much luck. I'm going to keep trying.

  5. Rose Marie,
    Done! I am now a follower of you.
    Take care.

  6. Karen, Rain and Choices,

    Your comments are all sincerely appreciated. This poem holds deep relevance for me. As you may note it is dedicated to my son Christopher, an artist, a sculptor, a most gifted being.