Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Choral Stillness

a choral stillness in this morning hour new
the sounding of chimes be this wind's sweet melody
heard are the flutter of wings and the song bird call
at my window garden leaves and bloom in brilliant array
the petals and bud of clematis flower this day
the quiver outside my window I do feel
the crocus and daffodil a peeking green to reveal
this day of Winter with hints of Spring to come
this glory of light, the gift of bloom, the warming sun.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Clematis Flower at my window garden, Photo: CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2012.

A dear blogging friend expressed her response to this post, both words and image, as bringing forth the feeling of "Gloria in excelsis deo..." here as: et in terra pax by J.S. Bach BWV 232 (from Mass in B minor) ...And so here shared for your added enjoyment: ... Thank You Theanne.


  1. Glória in excélsis Deo! (I had to look up the spelling Rose Marie...but this is what sprang to mind)

    1. Theanne, Your post of "Glória in excélsis Deo," led me to enjoy: Gloria in excelsis deo... et in terra pax by J.S. Bach BWV 232 (from Mass in B minor) - YouTube -

      Thank You and I invite you to celebrate your glory... do give a listen...

      Much love, Rose Marie

  2. Beautiful, I'm ready for spring.

    1. Matt, I too, am ready. Every sign of Spring's arrival is greeted with joy.