Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dance of Light

passions known and expressed they be
deliverance by the hands of destiny
line, color, and shadows cast in light
to the call of the muse in flowing flight
with palette and bush a mood to define
such be the gifts, the gifts of NOW and time.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate

Dance of Light, APOGEE Vibrational Art, 
©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

...blessed hands...

          ... blessed hands that sculpt beauty and hold to truth
                                          be the grace
                                                the pain
                                                      the ecstasy 
                                                            the quest of BEING...

Rose Marie Raccioppi 

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Terracotta bozetto for "Ecstasy of St. Theresa", 1647-1652.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, "Ecstasy of St. Theresa", 1652, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Born 7 December 1598
Naples, Kingdom of Naples, in present-day Italy
Died 28 November 1680 (aged 81)
Rome, Papal States, in present-day Italy
Nationality Italian
Known for Sculpture, painting, architecture
Notable work:
Apollo and Daphne,
The Rape of Proserpina,
Ecstasy of Saint Theresa
Movement Baroque style

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

...onto an artist this very day... and so it is...

And so it is...

     no hesitation, no constraint, no holding back
          yours is a knowing spirit, beyond all lack 
             hold your vision, your questing path defined
                bear not doubts that limit and confine
                   live the TRUTH that guides and calls onto your soul
                      yours is a destiny blessed beyond pain, beyond toll
                         known be the harmonies, love, beauty and grace
                            within your heart ever the pulsing passion to place
                               this day your vision, your volition, your quest, you hand
                                  be the GOD, the ONE  in beauty’s expressive command.

With reverent respect,
Rose Marie Raccioppi

Saturday, July 29, 2017


I am told it is FATE...
... if it is so, then to thyself ask... F A T E ...

     what Freedom am I to unfold
          what Aspiration from time untold 
               what Treasure of self to reveal
                    what Eternal calling beyond conceal...

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Words in Revelation

Monday, July 17, 2017


dragonfly dragonfly
upon its wings I ride
with the wind’s whispers
with the touch of the sun
with the shimmer of the light
with the grace of BEING
with the call, the call of flight.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Dragonfly, Widow Skimmer by Rick Bunting, 2017. 
Thank You
 Bob Jessen .

Monday, July 3, 2017

July 4, 1776... The Declaration of Independence... FREEDOM...

FREEDOM… the vision, the quest, the glory… all in…
                                         Manifest…the hue and cry of Spirit...

                                                                                                   of Heart 
                                                                                                          of Soul...
Such be the toil of our Founding Fathers
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Saturday, July 1, 2017



the thunderous rain upon rooftops
the cresting waves of the sea
the brooks, streams and rivers
known within they be

the warming passion of the sun
the flowers in blooming frivolity
the winds that whisper secrets
known within they be

the earth that holds to will
the mountains that call to me
the plains and valleys in offerings of grace
known within they be

the sunrise, the sunset.
time an ever present decree
the clouds, the storms, the quakes
known within they be.

the call, the beckoning, the quest defined
the vision, the light, the promise to see
the past, the present, ever the NOW
known within they be.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York