Thursday, January 31, 2013

Smetana: "The Moldau"

Listen with me..."The Moldau"

threads of sound woven with light and love
the sounding of the seas and the heavens above
hear I the vision within heart
from which change, beauty and truth have their start
tender and with strength of soul
a knowing quest, an inspired goal
all seasons and vistas of grace
"The Moldau," within my BEING I place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Smetana still looking out on his Czech lands. (Wikimedia Commons)

Bedřich Smetana (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɛdr̝ɪx ˈsmɛtana]; 2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music.řich_Smetana


  1. How I love the ocean, such a nice poem!

  2. Thank You shadowofiris... so appreciate your visit and your kind words... much love on to you.