Sunday, October 6, 2013

...written for a dear student who is willing to look deeply... In the Mirror

In the mirror my image in reflection
Is what I see real or is it illusion and deception

What am I yet blinded to see
That lies in secret depths within me
What word now upon my soul be a darkening veil
When it is resolve and faith I justly hail
Taunts, taunts, no longer to hold domain
Healed be this heart, I longingly proclaim.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York

Mariana in the South,1897, Oil on canvas, John William Waterhouse, British Painter, 1849-1917.


  1. That student is blessed to have you.
    *Healed be this heart I longingly proclaim*
    Love that line ...

    1. Thank you Margie, She is such a deeply empathetic and caring soul... a blessing to work with her in unmasking all that is illusion. Much love and gratitude on to you. So appreciate your endearing words.