Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Way

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Orangetown, New York

So designated by the

Town Board of Orangetown, Rockland County, New York

December 14, 2009

"... But poets, or those who imagine and express this indestructible order, are not only the authors of language and of music, of the dance, and architecture, and statuary, and painting: they are the institutors of laws, and the founders of civil society, and the inventors of the arts of life, and the teachers, who draw into a certain propinquity with the beautiful and the true that partial apprehension of the agencies of the invisible world... Poets, according to the circumstances of the age and nation in which they appeared, were called, in the earlier epochs of the world, legislators, or prophets: a poet essentially comprises and unites both these characters. For he not only beholds intensely the present as it is, and discovers those laws according to which present things ought to be ordered, but he beholds the future in the present, and his thoughts are the germs of the flower and the fruit of latest time..." A Defence of Poetry, Percy Bysshe Shelley

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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. Congratulations.....so very well deserved..Hugs

  2. Bernie, Thanks. It is a special time for me for sure. I read two poems to suit the theme and presented acronyms for POET and TRUTH as pictured above. I had the opportunity to define poetry as I live it. All was well received. It was suggested that I create an audio, for it was said that I gave a "powerful and touching" reading. A wonderful evening!

  3. congratulations...by what you share i know it is well deserved...love teh acronyms as well...if you make an audio, please do share...

  4. Bravo Rose Marie!! What an honour and so, so well deserved. I concur about being interested in an audio - it would be a delight to hear your voice speaking your beautiful words.


    This is wonderful and so deserved/earned. You are a Master at your art of poetry. This award honors that Mastery, talent, gift and intention.

    Love and congratulations to YOU

  6. What an honor!Congratulations, Rose Marie.

  7. Thank you my dearest of Friends, Your good words, wishes and most importantly your friendship, soooooo deeply appreciated. I joined blog land in mid-January of this year. It has been a joyful experience. Having a forum here has most certainly been deeply rewarding. Thank you for your listening and seeing eye for each of my posts. My life and my work have been enriched by all the creative beauty within your blog postings and all you share in so very many special ways.

    BIG Hugs to each of you. `♥´

  8. Congratulations!!! You are so deserving of this. I am absolutely in love with your poetry! They always touch me in some way. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world1