February 2, 2016

A Poem and Visual Art By Cecilia Soprano: "Thoughts In February"

Cecilia Soprano lives in Westchester County and makes her living as an organic gardener and artist. Her poems and artwork have been published in La Joie magazine and UC at Santa Barbara among others.  Her artwork is often featured on the covers of Inner Directions magazine. She is a member of the Greenwich Art Society and the Katonah Museum Art Association. She has published three small books and has had several one woman art exhibits.  Her love of nature and gardening provides the space for uninterrupted inspiration.  Her intention is to make images and words that describe beauty and uplift the human spirit.   My art is about making the simple sacred and the ordinary extra-ordinary.

"The reason why we exist is to remember why we exist and to realize our interconnectedness with all things."    WEBSITE:  www.Amichiart.com or CeciliaSoprano.com


 
IVJ Rose Cecilia Soprano Feb 2016
"Rose of my Heart" Courtesy of Cecilia Soprano


Thoughts in February

 

My mind is a tangle of wintry branches
rattling, wind-stripped and brittle

My heart, is a tender unfurling rose,
quiet, fragile, deepest red.

My soul, oh mysterious soul;
You are the deepest starlit night
I am forever looking into.

Have you ever come upon a fully opened rose?
Do you pluck it from the stem? 

hold it under your nose?

What if you cradled it in your palms
and pressed your face and lips into it
What if you kissed it's cool, petal-wrapped center
freely partaking of it’s scent and  all of it's beauty
That beauty  
it bestows unconditionally
on to anyone who comes upon it,
The rose ...
teacher of my heart.
~Cecilia Soprano

3 comments:

  1. There is a sweetness here one can almost taste, reading Cecilia's words. I've read many of her poems, so can't judge one over another, but this one is so sweet. Thanks to INVJ we all can share.

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