Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On Being A Woman

Holding to the Wonder

Aware of the Omnipresent

Feeling the Marvel

Living the Aspiration

Fulfilling Need

Words to define what it is to be a woman
Come from the special meaning of who we are
With grace we receive and provide the ultimate giving
With love we nurture
With question we pursue
With pain we give birth and revel in its miracle
With persistence we provide
We are blessed to be
The receiver and giver of life.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

In Dedication to

Jill Cirricione

Reve de printemps - A Dream of Spring, William Bouguereau, 1825-1905, 1901.

On Being A Woman, Selected Poem, BARNES & NOBLE | The Wind and the Willow by Rose Marie Raccioppi, Publish America | Paperback, NOOK Book (eBook)


  1. I'm proud to be a woman...and your poem intensifies that pride!

  2. Theanne, Thank You. May I join in your 'pride club' membership? Cheers shall resound!!