Monday, July 18, 2016

the heart, the rose...



the heart, the rose its calling heard
within its chambers, its petals, echoes, echoes, of THE WORD
listen I do, grace, beauty, and faith, its call ever sweet
the giving, the receiving, each breath a flower to meet
beyond all perceived pain, loss and fear
is the call to life and beauty with blessings dear
heed its wisdom and the beauty of its eternal quest
TRUTH, LOVE, PASSION, life's blessed behest
the heart, the rose its calling heard
within its chambers, its petals, echoes, echoes, of THE WORD.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

The Soul of the Rose, 1908, John William Waterhouse, 1849 – 1917.


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