Frank and Cindy
in loving gratitude
such thoughtfulness I to receive
in this loving gesture of praise
the grandeur of beauty in bloom
to mark these my revered days
a rose in a bouquet divine
touched by the light of a morning new
a gift in celebration of a poet
who speaks of love, guidance and faith true
petals of splendor and flowers of grace
hues delicate, bright and bold they be
a gift in celebration of word and quest
beholden this poet is to thee.
Bouquet For The Poet Laureate, Photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2011.