This poet's pen with plea in heart
From which words have their start
A tree, a blossom, a water's flow
These the gifts of grace the poet does know
The music, the wind, a songbird heard
The poet so touched and offers a word
The spirits of song, of dance, of music, of art
From the poet's pen ne'er shall they depart
The muse of all to entreat her pleasure
Words of musing, this poet's treasure.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
POET OF THE YEAR
Orangetown, New York
Sarcophagus of the Muses, 150-160 CE, Musée du Louvre
Found on the Ostian Way in Rome, in Vigna Monciatti, in the early eighteenth century Rome
Pentelic marble (Attica), high and low relief, H. 0.92 m; L. 2.06 m; W. 0.68 m
Former collection of Cardinal Albani, then in the Capitol Museum.
Confiscated under Napoleon; in 1815 exchanged for Canova's colossal Napoleon
Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities
for anyone who enjoys the play of words
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
and so the echoes of heart, soul, and quest, be heard...
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