Sunday, January 8, 2012

Of Another

The tear of another, I too shed
From darkness I call to be led
The shadows of despair and dismay
With FAITH be gone this very day
With a GRACE gifted new and divine
Embrace I this moment NOW mine
And to another I with heart to give
My WILL of life to love and live
'Tis only what I in heart command
Be known to another as a helping hand
FAITH, GRACE, WILL and the NOW known
Light bearing SELF be ever shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Study of hands, Silverpoint and white highlights on pink prepared paper, c. 1474,
Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452 - 1519.

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  1. Rosemarie - I pray the power of faith, love, kindness and understanding bring peace to you and the one that is suffering before you - and for whom you ache - my heart sings songs of hope and love to lift your hearts and spirits
    Love Gail

  2. Dearest Gail, Thank you... the cycles of life and death are indeed present. The loss of those departed ever held with loving compassion.

    Joy to life and everlasting grace,

    Rose Marie