Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Wisdom of Passion I So Decree

The wisdom of passion I so decree
'Tis the winds and cresting waves of the sea
The flames of soul's deep desire
The consuming transforming lure of sun and fire
The towering tree reaching with branch and bough
The budding bloom holding to nature's vow
The lingering lure of a garden's scent
The embracing vision clear and fervent
The soft caress of this Summer moment mine
'Tis thought and BEING in beauty entwine
The feel of this PRESENCE known it shall be
The wisdom of passion I so decree.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Red Canna, oil, 1923, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887-1986


  1. Hi RoseMarie - oh my, this is glorious and exciting and life-giving. Passion is raw and real and comes from the purest of intention, often unprovoked but rather self explosive - in and of itself- and when it is provoked? The truth unfolds in layers like honey overflowing into fire and then cool waters. Love to you my friend, Gail - peace....

    1. Thank You Dearest Gail, I can feel the fire, the warmth, the passion in your very words... You are ever wished the totality of wellbeing, with all its glory.

      Much love to you and yours,

      Rose Marie