As an artist, poet, and an environmentalist, the word and the brush are ever offered in gratitude for the blessings of life and for the bounty of mother nature in all her many moods, glory and splendor.
Poetic works are in complement to works of art.
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.
The Blush of Beauty
Leaves of green, red, orange, crimson and gold
Such is the palette of Autumn to behold
Colors to don trees in such rapturous array
Leaves alight flutter free this November day
The blush of beauty in colors bright
Blessed be all by the Creator's light.
mountain side fields of green there be
on river banks as waters flow to the ocean to the sea
from Spring to Winter be there ever seen
budding and seasoned leaves of green
dew touched green greets the dawn
the harvest from nature's bounty drawn
in heights that soar a tree does stand
the splendor of green in sublime command
shades and hues upon branch and bough
the grace of green 'tis nature's vow.
The rhythmic falling rain
The green flourishing foliage
The touch the sound the feel
Creation in God's grandeur real
Rain outside my window
Tapping at my door
I hear its sounding call
Rain rain evermore
Droplets of splendor
Upon branches green
'Tis God to be seen
I listen to its haunting
Chant and melody
And feel its loving grace
Deep deep within me.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Green Image, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2011.