Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Theme Set - Abundance BE

Ravage not the land nor sea
Heed the echoed cry and plea
Heard in the crashing wave and thunderous sky
In valleys, plains and mountains high
Hold this Earth in reverent care
Protect our gifts of land, water and air
Take not in abuse a mineral or gem
Behold the wonder of each bloom, leaf and stem
Trees to flourish, 'tis bounty's call
The knowing grace of Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Earth, animals, a you, a me
Nurture wise and abundance be.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

As POET OF THE YEAR, Orangetown, New York
and Member of The Orangetown Environmental Committee
pleased to announce
the presentation of
Abundance BE
In celebration and in acknowledgment of
National Poetry Month, April 2010
Earth Day and Orangetown Recycling Fair
April 24, 2010
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tappan Zee High School
Orangeburg, New York

In Recognition
Rockland Journal News

Orangetown Town Board report
Public Comment
MAY 2, 2010

Here's a recap of Tuesday's Orangetown Town Board
meeting. Supervisor Paul Whalen and board
members Denis Troy, Tom Diviny, Nancy Low-
Hogan and Michael Maturo were present.


• Rose Marie Raccioppi, Orangetown's poet of the
year and a member of the Environmental Committee,
presented her new poem, "Abundance BE," to
acknowledge National Poetry Month and Earth Day.

Staff writer: Akiko Matsuda


  1. please...
    i want my grandchildren to love her as much as i...

  2. Brian, Connection to the gifts of nature is connection to the glory of life itself... this too, I want for my grandchildren and all the progeny to follow... and so my purpose and outreach... Thank you for your vision. If inclined feel free to share the poem - it is set as a theme for Earth Day and National Poetry Month, April, 2010 here in Orangetown, NY - feel free to spread the idea... Much love and faith, Rose Marie

  3. Thank you so much. You just read my heart. I too was carrying something like this in my heart. This was weighing a cloud ready to fall..! And you did it with ease and your magical pen. I Salute the Mother Earth. Salute to you as well!

  4. Dear Tamarind, Within our hearts shared is the love of life, spirit and the blessings of Creation. Our longing, for love of SELF and all of the Creator's gifts, brings forth our words, our lament and our reaching faith. Thank you for all you choose to be. Much love, Rose Marie

  5. Save the Date!

    Orangetown Environmental Committee
    proudly presents

    Abundance BE
    Recycling and
    Earth Day Fair

    Saturday, April 24th
    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tappan Zee High School
    15 Dutch Hill Road
    Orangeburg, NY

    *Tables and Talks on Recycling, Organic Gardening, Non-toxic Lawn Care, Water Conservation, Composting, Rain Barrels, Eco Travel, Green Renovations, Energy Conservation, Wildlife, Cycling, Hiking, Local Farming, Children’s Games and Art Projects, Delicious Food, Live Music, *Bring CD’s, DVD’s, and sports equipment for swap *Free Recycling Bins, Free Trees, Free Compost, Free Canvas Shopping Bags, Raffles and More *Bring e-waste, eye glasses, cell phones, crayons, blankets and flags for recycling *Fun for All!

    For more info, or to volunteer or participate,