Monday, January 10, 2011

Shadow Not The Light

Haiku Reflections
light ever given

the dance of the sun
sunrise sunset light's beauty
God's warming embrace.

shadow not the light
harken the call of Presence
moment of Being.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Pembroke Caselt, South Wales: Thunder Storm Approaching, Watercolor, 1801, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775-1851.


  1. see it, feel it...words and the emotion of both!

  2. Theanne, It is tearful to bear the news of killings, deception, human suffering and war. The artist, be it of word, image or form, sees beyond the hurt and loss, is touched by the light of understanding, the embrace of knowing, and a faith in doing. I find myself ever drawn to the works of J.M. William Turner, 1775-1851. He presents an enduring celebration of God's light, even at the gravest of human events.


    I saw and felt the destruction and loss - and so too the light of hope. powerful emotions blended and spoken in silence of both written word and image.
    Love and hope

  4. Gail, With all that the media reports, we are beckoned to hear beyond the din, see beyond the despair, and know life beyond the destruction. Yes, love and a deeper knowing, a loving faith of life itself.

    With blessings,
    Rose Marie

  5. Hi, just followed the link from Theanne's Blog and I'm glad I did. I dabble in watercolors, and whenever I look at Turner's work I'm in awe. This one is breathtaking. Thank you for posting it.

  6. Jennie, Thank You for visiting. You are most certainly welcomed. Yes, Turner is too, an ever present inspiration for both my work and word. If you would like to see other Turner works posted here, simply put Joseph Mallord William Turner in the search bar and others will be pulled up for you to enjoy.