Monday, January 4, 2010

This January Night

I hear the frenetic dance of barren ice laden tree branches
The chilling north wind of this night sounding
The darkened sky luminous with the glowing embrace of a brilliant moon
The distant light fills this chamber and touched am I with its serene splendor
A gossamer veil of snow blowing adrift
And chimes laud the wind in song
This January night.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Year 2010

Jan 17
Feb 13
Mar 12
Apr 9
May 6
Jun 3
Jul 1
Jul 28
Aug 25
Sep 21
Oct 18
Nov 15
Dec 13

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
~Robert Frost
and so the echoes of heart, soul, and quest, be heard...

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  1. The moon has been beautiful and bright these past few evenings.....snow, wind even ice are all glorious in January, love the cool, crisp and pristine days of winter.......:-) Hugs

  2. blustery here...listened to the wind lul me to sleep last night...

  3. Just lovely marriage of your image and words Rose Marie. So many of us on this continent can relate to your ode to winter right now.

  4. Such a beautiful moon and words to describe the chilling air. It has been cold here, too.
    Take care, Rose Marie.

  5. Hi RiseMarie-
    it was a dark night of the soul in many ways. ah but the light of faith , opportunity presented itself even in a hospital room to be the light in the darkness for another who was shadowed with grief -
    your image and words give vision and language to a miracle. "thank you"

    Love Gail

  6. Dear Rose Marie,

    This is so beautiful that it sends shivers down my spine.
    The words FEEL like the ice heavy branches bending smooth curves like fingers to reach in and touch the soul.
    I love it so much.

    Thank you.

  7. Bernie,.......... yes, "pristine"
    Brian,........... indeed "blustery"
    Bonnie,.......... "just lovely"
    Anne,............ "chilling"
    Gail,............ "light"
    Wonderingsoul,... "shivers"

    You each are thanked for your warm thoughts and engaging words on the delights of our wintry days, moonlit sky and "This January Night."

    Thank you for being here this New Year 2010. I look forward to my planned visits so very much overdue. Days have been filled with family gatherings and blessings of the season. You are each held in loving friendship and in deep appreciation for all you so generously share.

    ((( ♥ )))
    Rose Marie