Sunday, August 2, 2009


Is it brush in hand and thought in heart
From which this painting has its start

Where comes this call I hear as mine

Word, color and form these gifts of time
Is it the Muse that summons the soul

Beauty be the quest, beauty be the goal

And when in completion a work is to be

Is it the Muse I hear in joyful reverie

Is it Truth that anoints each new day

With the knowing path of the spirit's way
Ever present this reach to do and create
Welcome I Truth, the Muse, Destiny and Fate

God be known in what I receive and give
This be the decree for each moment I live

Is it when faith and knowing jointly resound

That God and the Muse so freely are found

So be it brush or pen in heart, mind or hand

It is to be in the Creator's fullest command.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Quest, Watercolor, Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2000,

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  1. I often feel at such a loss, when I try to comment on your work, Rose Marie. The feeble superlatives I come up with do not do it justice. I love the art and the poem. I think you have found direct access to the Muse, and it has become your constant companion. And then, in a gesture filled with kindness, you share the results with the world. Thank you.

  2. Beautifully expressed describing all the wonders of the soul. Kindness, giving, and love. The painting reflects such beauty.

  3. Good morning-

    My eyes see your words and colors differently. My heart and spirit and thought go to surrender and desire, trust and vulnerability, faith and knowing. This muse is unfolding, teasing of the glory within, opening to a mystery of delicate, intimate power that only the one waiting and the one searching know exists.

    Love to you

  4. You are truly gifted!
    I loved this post...such beautiful words & the artwork just lovely!

    Thank you, Rose Marie!

  5. I didn't realise you were a painter. I'm not sure now how I managed to overlook the fact but there it is. The watercolour is lovely and the poem a perfect comment on inspiration.

  6. Bonnie, Appreciating your aesthetic gifts, you so beautifully post on your blog, both in word and image, I am particularly gifted by your comment. Thank You.

    Choices, Pleased that we each are touched by, "all the wonders of the soul."

    Gail, After reading your most recent blog post, the phrases, "trust and vulnerability, faith and knowing" are particularly poignant. Blessings are shared. Faith anew.

    Margie, It is in the sharing that one feels the celebration. Thank you for being here!

    Mairi, We are here to discovery a bit of ourselves and others - the joy of blogging!

  7. Hi Rose Marie:

    Love both the watercolor & the poem--sorry it took me so long to get here--very busy weekend!

  8. John, Appreciate your visit in spite of your busy schedule. Thanks for taking the time to stop over.