And so I read of lands near and far
Of voyages of the sea guided by a star
And you dear child will come to hear
Of travels of peril and times of fear
What man has done for gain and pleasure
What is gathered as spoils and as treasure
And tell you of Lords, Barons and Royalty fine
The Kings and Queens of days of past time
There will be stories of gardens and fields in bloom
Of love, grace, sunrises, sunsets and a crescent moon
Of stars and galaxies in vistas far and wide
Of oceans, ebb and flow and constant the changing tide
Of times of tears, despair, question, doubt, concern
And then the understanding, the resolve, the lesson in turn
Upon pages there be recorded words of longing and desire
Passions known to light the depths of soul's fire
Yes, dear child, these marks speak many a word
Within be found a calling, eternal Spirit be heard.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Auguste Reading To Her Daughter, Oil on canvas, 1910, Mary Cassatt, 1844-1926.
In Gratitude to
his generosity of heart and spirit
his faith in inspiration shared.
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