Sunday, October 21, 2018

Gifted to Me...



A bouquet of flowers gifted to me
The colors of Fall in splendor be
The light held, joyous be its embrace
Blooms of beauty within heart to place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Sunday, October 7, 2018

A Season of Change... the calling wind...




A season of change... emergent colors... 
leaves taken by the calling wind...and I...🍂
past shallow waters
to the depths of BEING
past pretense and fear
to the depths of TRUTH
past the silence
to the expressive WORD
past reprisals and judgments
to the grace, the knowing, the beauty of SELF
the SELF as Spirit, Evolution, Love, Freedom
this in each breath of BEING
this in each breath of BEING...

A season of change... emergent colors... 
leaves taken by the calling wind.🍂

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


photo: GOOGLE : courtesy posting.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli - Ven a Mi


Words that call to heart
From which memories shall not depart
Reflections of days gone past
A Father, a Son, in beauty cast
Words in song of loving grace
Within within our souls we place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Grant not power to these demons of dark...


These words from heart to speak the soul…  
The petitioner's plea is heard, the poet responds...

Grant not power to these demons of dark
Hush hush their haunts erase their mark
Be free of judgments and reprisals cruel
Truth and Spirit of Self in light anew to rule
Addict me not to a false quieting of the pain I feel
Make the liberation from a shadowed self a beauty real
Mask not these agonies of the abiding soul
No longer allow deception to demand a toll
Pay not the price of life relegated to sorrow
Live the promise held within each tomorrow
Depression be not a donned cloak of despair
Hold the Faith yet borne of God's loving care
The gift of life and power of will in your story be told
Hail each breath, the cleansing, 'tis the alchemist's gold.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


And so let us all be open to hear the "words and ideas" ...
that we are yet to reveal to ourselves for the deepest of liberation.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

This September Day... 🍂




🍂

September's last Sunday
The sun bright, the air pleasantly chilled
The sky a canvas of lambent blue
The quiver of grass green and lush
The dogwood tree in a crimson blush
High drifting clouds in graceful array
Such be the splendor of this September Day.
🍂

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York







Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fires of SOUL...


A received call. a posted message, a song heard, words in revelation, praise shared, a visit, and the knowing in this moment ...

Fires of SOUL...
Awakened to the fires of soul
The vision, the quest, the fulfilled goal
The passion of SELF in this moment NOW
The unfolding, the sounding, the expressive vow
Within this pulsing heart of mine
Feel I the blessed, the supernal divine
A life onto me in union conceived
In each breath of BEING a gift perceived
And so this the eternal moment real
The splendor of SELF ne'er conceal
And I in grace and gratitude sublime
Savor the spirit, the SOUL mine.


Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli - Fall On Me


As I watched the years of love shared flash before me... these here presented, and those of my own heart, tears of love and gratitude donned my cheeks... the flow of time, the flow of grace, the flow of the love and splendor of this presentation of, "Fall on Me." Indeed, father Andrea Bocelli, and son Matteo Bocelli, BRAVO!! Love it is…

And when I listen anew... the growing of each of my three sons was brought to the NOW in such soaring splendor... the language of the soul speaking love, time, and BEING. This known heart to heart. Thank YOU for bringing me to such a sacred place of gratitude. Yes, Andrea and Matteo.. you have each gifted me with your divine knowing and love.  



[Verse 1: Matteo Bocelli]
I thought sooner or later
The lights up above
Will come down in circles and guide me to love
But I don't know what’s right for me
I cannot see straight
I've been here too long and I don't want to wait for it
Fly like a cannonball, straight to my soul
Tear me to pieces
And make me feel whole
I’m willing to fight for it and carry this weight
But with every step
I keep questioning what it's true

[Chorus: Matteo Bocelli]
Fall on me
With open arms
Fall on me
From where you are
Fall on me
With all your light
With all your light
With all your light

[Verse 2: Andrea Bocelli]
Presto una luce ti illuminerà
Seguila sempre, guidarti saprà
Tu non arrenderti, attento a non perderti
E il tuo passato avrà senso per te
Vorrei che credessi in te stesso, ma sì
In ogni passo che muoverai qui
È un viaggio infinito
Sorriderò se
Nel tempo che fugge mi porti con te

English Translation Verse 2: Andrea Bocelli
Soon a light will illuminate you
Always follow her, guide you will know
You do not give up, be careful not to lose yourself
And your past will make sense to you
I would like you to believe in yourself, but yes
In every step you move here
It is an infinite journey
I will smile if
In the fleeing time you take me with you

[Chorus: Both]
Fall on me
Ascoltami
Fall on me
Abbracciami
Fall on me
Finché vorrai
Finché vorrai
Finché vorrai
Finché vorrai

[Bridge: Both]
I close my eyes
And I'm seeing you everywhere
I step outside
It's like I'm breathing you in the air
I can feel you're there

[Chorus: Both]
Fall on me
Ascoltami
Fall on me
Abbracciami
Fall on me
With all your light
With all your light
With all your light

A Father, A Son, "Fall on Me..."

The gift of life and days of grace
Love shared within heart's place
The tender, the tender touch of time
Be these of blessings known divine
A voice that sings the soul in praise
And by a son has lived devoted days.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York