Sunday, April 10, 2011

National Poetry Month, April 2011 ~ Orangetown, New York

In Celebration

I am so very pleased to share the poster that was created in
Celebration of National Poetry Month, April, 2011,
presentation poem by

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

This will be officially presented
at the Orangetown Town Board Meeting
on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Click on Image
for a larger readable view.

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996,

National Poetry Month
is now held every April to celebrate poetry
and its place in American culture.

Celebrate National Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 14, 2011!
The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month
then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.

select a favored poem, copy/print, pocket and share!

Thank You ever so kindly.

English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.
A Defence of Poetry
Percy Bysshe Shelley

"... 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, 1792 – 1822.

A Defence of Poetry. Percy Bysshe Shelley. 1909-14. English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay. The Harvard Classics ~ Full text available at:


  1. What a lovely poster to showcase your poem!

  2. Theanne, Thank♡You. I absolutely took delight in its creation.

  3. It's perfect...the feather and the sepia are indeed a photographer, an artist and a poet! So many talents...thank you for sharing them!

  4. Theanne, I just completed making 20 copies, with torn edges, of the poem, 'WORDS words,' to present to the Town Board for each to share on 'Poem In Your Pocket Day' on Thursday, April 14, 2011 ~ a poetry happening in the making!!

    Thank you for the, "It's perfect..."