Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This Poet's Treasure

This poet's pen with plea in heart
From which words have their start
A tree, a blossom, a water's flow
These the gifts of grace the poet does know
The music, the wind, a songbird heard
The poet so touched and offers a word
The spirits of song, of dance, of music, of art
From the poet's pen ne'er shall they depart
The muse of all to entreat her pleasure
Words of musing, this poet's treasure.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Orangetown, New York

Sarcophagus of the Muses, 150-160 CE, Musée du Louvre
Found on the Ostian Way in Rome, in Vigna Monciatti, in the early eighteenth century Rome
Pentelic marble (Attica), high and low relief, H. 0.92 m; L. 2.06 m; W. 0.68 m
Former collection of Cardinal Albani, then in the Capitol Museum.
Confiscated under Napoleon; in 1815 exchanged for Canova's colossal Napoleon
Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities

And now the news will be NEWS. Just interviewed by the Journal News, LoHud, Rockland County, NY. On December 24, 2009 a feature story of Rose Marie Raccioppi, POET OF THE YEAR, 2010, Orangetown, will be presented in the Express Section of the LoHud Journal News. This makes for one happy camper - one happy poet!!- ME!
Holiday Gift

for anyone who enjoys the play of words

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
~Robert Frost
and so the echoes of heart, soul, and quest, be heard...

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  1. Certainly a Poet's Treasure! Some much happiness and joy has been bestowed upon You!

  2. Thank You Anne, Will stop by to catch up as soon as I can. Blessings and love, Rose Marie

  3. Do you think we all have a little poet in us or are only certain people blessed with this gift......when you put pen to paper it is absolutely amazing.......:-) Hugs

  4. Hi RoseMarie-
    You, in poem, write the wisdom of your life and mind, the love of your heart, the journey of your soul, the very essence of your spirit's truth - so YES, a treasure indeed for it is YOU.

    Love Gail

  5. Bernie, Thank You. And yes, there is a poet on call within us. Will stop by soon - have to catch up. Lots of love filled Holiday Hugs!`♥´

  6. Gail, Your thoughtful, heartfelt, responses are so deeply valued. Thank You. Will stop by - need to catch up. A melody of love ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
    sent your way.

  7. and you share that teasure with us daily...for which i am thankful...smiles.

  8. Oh Rose Marie, I am not in the least bit surprised you've been named Poet of the Year 2010, your compassion, your honesty, your spirit and more is revealed to us in each word you write. Bravo, dear friend, bravo.

    I do hope they have an online edition and that you will furnish us with a link.

  9. That was wonderful! I love poetry that I can understand! :)

  10. Thank You, Brian, Rhonda, Otin,

    Yes, indeed I am in the greatest of gratitude for all of our special gifts and treasure.

    And Rhonda, thanks for asking. I will send the link on as soon as it becomes available.

    Otin, a smile for sure.

    Much much love,
    Rose Marie