Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Line and Shadow

line and shadow
a knowing to convey
line and shadow
echoes of heart at play
line and shadow
the revelation real
line and shadow
beauty beyond conceal
line and shadow
truth and soul
sought by the artist's hand
so be the gifts of Presence
in divine command.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Agnolo Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano Tori) (Italian, Monticelli 1503 - 1572 Florence),
Head of a Bearded, Young Man in Profile Facing Right, 1545-55.

Black chalk on light brown paper, 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (21 x 15.8 cm).
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2001. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art


  1. I like your inspiration!

    1. Dear Theanne, so much beauty has been captured and expressed... PRAISE ever present...

  2. I remember reading
    E.H. Gombrich's _Art and Illusion_
    and one thing that most impressed me
    was how much
    because the artist's medium
    he or she must engage in trickery
    to convey a realistic image to the viewer
    -- sometimes I wonder if it is not the same
    with poetry. :)

    1. Yes, Matt, each art form has its special magic ... the way of the creative messenger...