Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Playful Musings

Seduction and passion's plea
Longing and rapture in reverie
Fervor, spirit's luminous flame
Ablaze the soul calls its claim
Rueful reflection sounds its cry
Muse be summoned to answer why
Enfold yourself in the spark of creation
Now and eternal is all revelation
Brush stroke of color upon surfaces vast
Sculpture set by the artist to cast
Carving of stone with the hand divine
Drawing holding grace in shadow and line
The sounding heart and reaching hand
Music, music, echoes of God's command
Flaming heart of love and boundless fire
Know I of grace and incessant desire
Art, music, words in prose, words in rhyme
Playful musings of these passions mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Baldassare Peruzzi, 1481-1537, a painter of frescoes in the Cappella San Giovanni in the Duomo of Siena, Muses Dancing with Apollo.


  1. playful...full of is not something to be left behind during the transition from child to adult! Play is something that even when we travel light we should always carry with us!

    1. Theanne, And so I do encounter these playful musings in your delightful blog posts... with color, with form, with life itself... A visit, a play date... all in one :-)

  2. This beautifully catches the joy of creating! :)

    1. Matt D, Thank You... we are ever so blessed...

      Eternal grace of
      Spirit, to
      Soar, with

      this Birth

      Blessed BE.

  3. A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.

    By : Abraham Maslow