Thursday, September 8, 2016

Apollo with his Lyre

Held in the arms of spirit
Your lyre sounds in delight

The strings touched by a knowing hand
Grace, truth and beauty in loving command
The harmonies of heart to be heard
Concordant be they with sacred word
Strum the chords of the heavens above
Heed  the blessings of divinity’s love.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Apollo with his Lyre, Roman, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale.

About the National Archaeological Museum in Naples

Situated in the center of Naples, in the 16th-century Palazzo degli Studi, the National Archaeological Museum holds one of the most important collections of classical antiquities, as well as the mosaics, frescoes, and statues discovered at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. The origins of the museum go back to 1777, when King Ferdinand IV conceived of a new institution for the arts in Naples and created the Real Museo Borbonico. The museum continued to grow through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with the incorporation of other collections, as well as finds from the numerous excavations at ancient sites throughout the region.

Naples is my motherland. Rose Marie Raccioppi


  1. Wow! where did this come from?
    It's stunning

    1. Thank You Martin, I too, am taken by the magnificence of this work. Pleased for the pleasing. Thank You for visiting.