Monday, October 5, 2009

Luminous Majesty

A path upon these darkened waters
The luminous majesty reigns supreme
Radiant, ablaze with rapturous light
Enchanted are these depths of darkness
Revel I in the resplendent rising sun
Embraced within the wondrous firmament
And known be Glory known be Praise.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Rising Sun, Photo, PFR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2009.

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  1. After spending a weekend at a music camp by a very pretty lake this poem seems to be the cherry on top. I've passed on a blog award to you. Details are on my blog if you would like to check it out.

  2. Ashley, thank you ever so much: firstly for your visit, second for your honoring APOGEE Poet with a blog award, and thirdly, most importantly, for all you are to your new students. The posted "sing" was quite beautiful.

    Pleased that you found my poem to "be the cherry on top."

    I am honored that you have chosen to award APOGEE Poet, "One Lovely Blog Award." Several months back I received this very same award. I most certainly will accept and acknowledge its receipt by you before the week is over.

    Hold to your generosity of spirit. It will most certainly be appreciated by your students.

    In friendship,
    Rose Marie

  3. Congratulations to Ashley for her first blog award, "One Lovely Blog Award."

    And from Ashley's Post:

    "My First

    I've been given my first blog award! Yay! Camile at Classroom Confessions is nice enough to give me the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks.

    The rules for this award are to:
    Accept the award; post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 5 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

    I'll pass this on to:

    1. Courtney and Jon at Class-Dismissed
    2. Working Girl One and Two at Working Girl
    3. Rose Marie Raccioppi at Apogee Poet
    4. Carissa at GoodNCrazy
    5. Ronnica at Ignorant Historian."

    And I here respectfully acknowledge receipt from Ashley at: Canadian Chalkboard -

    Thank you and Congratulations.

    Best always,

    Rose Marie

  4. Congratulations on the award, Rose Marie.
    A well deserved one.

    Your poem today is just breathtaking.
    Loved it.


  5. Oh, I forgot to mention the photo.
    It's breathtaking also!


  6. Oh such a beautiful poem and photo, love them both.....received your book today and I am so happy to have it on my night table, so beautiful to read before going to sleep. Thank you my friend.....:-) Hugs

  7. Margie, Thank you. My son captured this moment for me to share.

  8. Bernie, A smile is filling this heart - thank you for all your interest and loving support. If ever you have any question in regard to any of the poems in, THE WIND AND THE WILLOW, it would be my pleasure to respond. Each poem a reflection, a questioning, a searching, of the ways of life and spirit. As you see, the poems are organized, as too, often our progression takes place. Both the introductory poem of the first section,
    "The Spectator's Eye" and the concluding poem of the last section, "Innocence and Delight," are lullabies with refrains of praise. And so"The first and the last: "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord" (Revelation 1:8).

  9. Harsha, Thank you - your words brought to mind the feeling when first met with the scene, indeed an original moment in time, forever original.