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.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pink Floyd... The Wall...Echoes... Pulse...





Pink Floyd... The Wall...Echoes... Pulse... 

words, music, song, call to our BEING yet wise
heed the plea to rise beyond perpetrated demise 
not a brick in the wall am I to be
beyond daunting echoes lies the origin, the truth of me
feel I the pulse, passions in calling refrain
this the SELF beyond the confine, beyond the inane
words, music, song, call to our BEING yet wise
heed the plea to rise beyond perpetrated demise.


Founder/Director
APOGEE Paradigm


Pink Floyd in January 1968, from the only known photo-shoot of all five members. 
Clockwise from bottom: Gilmour, Mason, Barrett, Waters, Wright



Thursday, June 23, 2016

This Flame


This Flame

an inner light, a flame
passion, faith and truth in glory name
this pulsing PRESENCE be it in PRAISE
for the treasure of time and blessed days
a body, a mind, a spirit, a soul
a life in pursuit of purpose, a vision, a goal
alchemic be a thought and a knowing divine
blessed BE this flame of grace, yours and mine.



... the law of attraction... the accord... 


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The W I N D ...



The wind whispers the beauty of its touch…
the feel
the union
the pulsing
the passion … in Creation’s grace…


Rose Marie Raccioppi 

Image: Flower taken by the wind... (Courtesy Google search).



Monday, June 20, 2016

BE STILL...



BE STILL
feel I the warming sun
bathed in the light of this day new
touched by the summer dawning

BE STILL, the quietude entreats

know thy Birth Eternal…
                                                        the Spirit awakened
                                                        the Truth in expression
                                                        the I AM
                                                        the Lament no more
                                                        the Love in PRESENCE known.


BE STILL, the quietude entreats
know thy Birth Eternal…


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Quietude, Watercolor, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, APOGEE Art.



Saturday, June 11, 2016

...in noble deed...


in noble deed...


'tis wisps of green touched by the early evening sun
shimmer they in gentle grace
the flutter of a white butterfly in noble deed
silent is the soft wind
hear I the cooing and the chirping
such savor in the songbird song
the air, creation’s gentle breath
clear, cool be its enfolding embrace
the sun in this setting hour 
its glory in heart to place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Image: cabbagewhite_-up-shenandoah-np-va-7jun06-bbouton1.jpg

Friday, June 10, 2016

'Tis G R E E N


“Tis G R E E N 

green in such gleeful array
grass, underbrush, leaves hold to light of day
fresh and cool is the morning air
a sky of mirth, azure blue so fair
and I touched by the soft wind sweet
’tis green ’tis green my heart to greet.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


’Tis GREEN, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2016.