Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tribute 9/11

This delivered in Tribute last evening at the 
Orangetown, New York,  Memorial Ceremony

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018


what be these lessons at hand
what is it that lies at heart's command
what TRUTH be masked by deception's call
what beckons from the spirit of ALL
what shadows upon light yet prevail
what is this din that echoes travail
the fear, the doubt, 'tis not your soul true
'tis but illusion cast upon you
deceit's binding cloak now to be ever shed
from TRUTH within soul let thee be led
beauty expressed in blessed word and artful deed
YOU the light and power of TRUTH in living creed.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Monday, September 3, 2018

... L O V E ...

L O V E… this the lament
this the longing
this the lure
this the levity
the haunting call to heart
the savor of soul
know I its grace 
as I hold a rose in hand 
as delicate petals unfold
as the fragrance of its existence fills time
as I behold the soaring flight of the butterfly 
as branch and bow hold strong
embracing each season of change
as the alchemic sun warms
as the winds speak their secrets 
as the waters ebb and flow
as the dark night bears stars that shimmer
as each new dawning greets my awakening
as the breath is 
the pulsing the passion 
the receiving the giving
it is the embrace of a YOU 
of  a YOU  
the YOU of ALL
YOU… the Yielding, the One, the Unity… 
and so LOVE is known… is known… is known.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Following the Coppers...

Following the Coppers…

His focused, discerning lens of light
Catching moments in stillness, moments in flight
Form, structure, color, beauty to behold
The glory of Creation’s story be it told
Wings that flutter in soaring splendor divine
Touched be this abiding soul, abiding soul mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown New York

Following the Coppers, Bronze Copper Butterflies, Rick Bunting, 
Nature Photographer Extraordinaire, 2018.

Friday, August 24, 2018

80 be the times around...

When one lives with purpose fulfilled...
years continue to be the NOW of JOY...

80 be the times around...

The youth of years I do feel
JOY and grace ne'er conceal
Time brings counsel divine
To this abiding soul of mine
Hold wise I the way of the heart
From love's embrace ne'er depart
This day in blessings of light and love
Feel I the wondrous of heavens above
On this earth in gratitude I do live
Blessed I am to receive, to give.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Majesty's Calling...

Rick Bunting, Nature Photographer Extraordinaire, has captured the soaring flight, and the mating dance of the Bronze Copper Butterfly.  He states that the "engagement begins with the couple facing each other.” 

Majesty’s Calling...

So telling is the flight and fancy of the butterfly
In splendor it soars to bloom and vistas high
It faces its mate in nature’s array
To bring majesty’s calling to this hour, this day
With grandeur its wings in flutter be known
Creation’s glory in grandeur lovingly shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Thank You Bob Johnson for passing this on.

Monday, August 20, 2018

In Celebration of the 90th Birthday ~ Aunt Rose it is!

In Celebration of Aunt Rose... her 90th Birthday... words in tribute... smiles of delight heart to heart.
Happy 90th Birthday to Aunt Rose
For an Aunt ever special ever dear
With love known throughout many a year
This your day of birth in celebration
To you blessings in dedication
With loving gratitude for all we have come to share
For each gesture of loving care
Time may pass on yet memories do last
Upon this heart sweet visions cast
Joy wished beyond measured time
This for Aunt Rose known as mine
Joy for each day anew
Blessings and God’s grace onto you.

Rose Marie
August 18, 2018