Monday, August 3, 2009


A gift of time measured
yet boundless
Promise and pain
within its presence
Joy and love
within its sharing
Life and purpose within its passing
Within this abnegation
lies the secret of grandeur
The giving over for the having
The offering for the receiving.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Evelyn De Morgan (British, 1850-1919) *Eos Painting, 1895 Oil on canvas. , Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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  1. Hi Rose Marie-

    Your words and images I experience as sensual and alluring. It is all so inviting, ominous yet sacred. The humanity and passion in this poem speaks to me of determination and faith along the journey of life in all its triumph and tragedy - it is an ebb and flow, a swoon and sway of emotion, purpose and give and take. Lovely.

    Love to you

  2. Gail, Your comments intensify the intent of my posting, expression itself poetic. In this age of "information" and the technology that facilitates its availability, we are allowing ourselves to connect and communicate the inner commune of soul and spirit. Within heartfelt posts we have come to both revelation and deep appreciation. Blessings indeed dear Gail, blessings indeed.

  3. Hi Rose Marie!! Lovely poem, time is measured yet true!!! :)

  4. Rain, And I know you are giving "boundless" meaning to moments of your day. Celebration is going on!!

  5. How truly lovely your words are in this poem!
    I find myself relating so much and think of you as a kindred spirit!

    I must tell you it's such a pleasure to be a guest on your blog & from all the beauty in your words, I get much joy!

    Thank you, Rose Marie!
    Blessings to you!


  6. Margie, and I quote, "I find myself relating so much and think of you as a kindred spirit!" Your writing is expressive of so much I too, identify with and revere. Let your heart be ever heard - it is the voice of your divine longing and love.

  7. Rose Marie,
    All your poems exhibit such passion and emotion. I do so enjoy coming to your blog to see your pictures and your expressive words. I am so glad that we have an exchange with each other.

  8. Choices, YES, we are building a most responsive and feeling blog community. CHEERS for each of us!

  9. * Let your heart be ever heard - it is the voice of your divine longing and love.
    As is yours, Rose marie, as is yours!