Friday, June 16, 2017

A W A K E N E D ...

A W A K E N E D ...

Awakened to the flutter of wings
Awakened to the song bird song
Such lilting grace to greet the dawn
Rising light upon bloom and tree
Wondrous joy in all to see
Nature in its expressions divine
Breath of Being ever yours, ever mine
Hold to the blessings of sounding grace
Within our hearts to lovingly place
Be these the gifts of our days
Creation’s love in soaring PRAISE.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Monday, June 12, 2017

NURTURE ...Vows of Grace...  image for larger view...

Monday, June 5, 2017

For a moment join me... Interlude...

For a moment join me...

Lilting be the sounding of cresting waves and the music of the wind
The feel of waters that ebb and flow to the call of the moon
Implacable is this sea in its surging spirit
Motion becomes still in its turbulent wake
Time becomes suspended in grace
An interlude, a breath, and the sigh of BEING.

Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Jewel of Golden Yellow

A lens that captures the Gems and Light of Creation… 
Rick Bunting, Photographer  

Thank You… Rose Marie Raccioppi

A Jewel of Golden Yellow

Hear the welcoming call to Spring
Beauty,  bloom, nesting, it does bring
Of brilliant color and light this Warbler be
A jewel of golden yellow, spirit’s alchemy
In flight is felt the grace of gold
Creation’s frolic be the story told
Creation’s frolic be the story told.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Friday, June 2, 2017

Spoils of Spring ...

"Sunshine, Ragged Robin blooming and the first Monarch of the year........PRICELESS!! "

~ Rick Bunting

Spoils of Spring

Such delicate and bold beauty to behold
And so the spoils of Spring unfold
Our heart held in soaring flight
Touched by the Creator's gifting light
Delicate be these petals in bloom divine
Captured be this moment in the NOW of time
Wings to flutter, to fly, in colors of majestic grace
Behold the grandeur, within your soul to place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day Tribute 2017...PEACE.. the heart in aspiration, the soul in knowing ...

Well Done
A Memorial Day Tribute 2017

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Well done
Be thou at PEACE

So be our prayers of love and praise this Memorial Day
For Our Veterans who have served in their own selfless  way

Heartfelt be these words and remembrances
Heartfelt be the sacrifices, the visions
Heartfelt be the freedoms and rights that prevail

’Tis the vision of freedoms and valor within souls that be
And known be our sons and daughters who have served from sea to sea

The cry of Freedom ever a blessed creed
Held by sacrifice and noble deed

Each life that was, NOW lives in God’s embrace sublime
Ever blessed be their souls in soaring grace divine

To Freedoms’ Call hearts in praise be heard
And so the spoils of victory and liberation’s word

No words  can explain the wages of war we do spend
But for the freedoms and rights we are to defend

Tears of lament and loss we do shed and share
Let us in heart know, in valor, souls soar high in God’s care

This gift of Life with vision blessed and bold
This the giving within each Veteran’s story told

Light beholden within our heart
From which love and freedom have their primordial start

Endured they battlefields of victory of plight
Through all held they freedom’s light

In homage to sons and daughters, husbands and wives
Hearts of purpose who have given their lives

Our dear ones who once filled our day
Their souls taken to another path, to the eternal way

Be there Peace, Brotherhood, Freedom, called in God’s name
And to each Veteran our blessings and acclaim

This day in word, in song, in tribute, honor be heard
The glory, the glory, the blessings, of Freedom’s Word.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, May 28, 2017

To the winds they dance...

Imagine the delight
 if we were to be in spontaneous expression 
of the words of heart felt lovingly 
moment to moment
we would be as the flowers
To the winds they dance 
to the light they praise
to the sun they bloom
holding to the glory and beauty 
of the ever present NOW.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York