Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Canes bow

Canes bow, to the wind's call sway
Rooted, lithe, in lush luminous array
Touched and moved by wind and light
Leaves shadowed, leaves held bright
Majestic hues held in each leaf seen
Bamboo the towering grace of green.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Bamboo Painting, image courtesy of:

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  1. This is very pretty verse, Marie. I was struck by our need to paint these word pictures, for that is how I think of them. You wield brush and pen equally well!

  2. Hi,
    Nice post, thanks.
    Came by to say hello and wish you well.
    Hope you are having a good day.

  3. Beautiful! May we all learn from the reed and bamboo how to bend and move with the wind and to embrace the rain.

  4. I love the days when the click of my mouse takes me to the blogs I love best, where I can sit and relax and read such beautiful words. Where my very soul says, "Thanks for bringing us here today."

    The concert Saturday sounds like it was simply wonderful. What an evening you must have enjoyed.

  5. what amazing words...we have a bamboo forest near by..i like to sit and hear their rustle..

  6. Karen, painting word pictures - a process to validate our experience - the search for accord - the understanding and the sense of self as part of a greater whole - words - symbols for our sensibilities.

  7. Mark, metaphor - metaphor - metaphor - the seers magic!

  8. Rhonda, You offer such respite - each of your posts take me to ventures of delight. I am deeply complimented by your comment. Thank you for being here!

    Yes, the concert was brilliant. There have been several concerts of The Soiree Society of the Arts, that I have attended that were equally inspiring. I have had the pleasure of presenting several of my poems, relevant to and/or inspired by the music, at a number of the performances. One such program that I and the Director, Yashar Yaslowitz presented in May was, "Passion, Piano and the Poet's Pen." Flair was the fare of the evening!

  9. Herrad, Thanks for coming by. All is well. Life is GOOD! I enjoyed my visit over your way today.

  10. Brian, Thanks for the visit. With the abundance of rain this season in New York, my backyard bamboo has grown into a dense, towering, and luxuriating field of green. I too, "like to sit and hear their rustle.."

    In joyous abandon the silence to greet
    The chorus of sound as leaf and wind meet
    This season’s winsome array now is heard
    The sonorous sway of bamboo, the call of the songbird.

    Your "Clown" would indeed find full frolic and delight!