Monday, January 30, 2012

Echo They THE WAY

the many moods and hues of expression
words to reflect the wondrous gifts of BEING
words to convey a heartfelt plea for change
words of love, peace and beauty abound
words of faith and glory to be found
words of PRAISE for victory there shall be
words of grace, care and fulfilled destiny
be there words words this very day
within our soul echo they THE WAY
words of scripture to deeply behold
words of history of quest be ever told
be there ONE word triumphant and sublime
'tis the WORD the WORD of The Divine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Vincent van Gogh. Still Life with Open Bible. April 1885. Oil on canvas. Vincent van Gogh Foundation, Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


  1. your poem and the enjoyment of Van Gogh's Still Life with Open Bible...he's my most favorite artist!

    1. Theanne, Van Gogh certainly pulls on my heart strings... If your would like to see the other featured works of Van Gogh that I have featured on this blog, simply put Vincent Van Gogh in the search bar and ENJOY!!

    2. Thank You Theanne, So appreciate your appreciation. :-) Van Gogh was moved by his beliefs in creation and nature. His journal writings and letters often bear witness to his wondrous admiration for the splendor of all life, and all Creation. So here gifted to us, the Bible, a journal, and the candle yet to bear light.