Thursday, January 30, 2014

Whispers of an Indigo Night... as above so below

Whispers of an indigo night
The sounding silence, the sounding light
Mantras echo, each a calling divine
Spirit, love, grace of heart, soul, and mind
A blessed accord within vistas afar
With earth, the heavens and each distant star.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York  

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus:
 "That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above,
 and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, 
to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing." 

Indigo Whispers, APOGEE Vibrational Art, The Sounding Light Collection,  ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2014.

I Look to the NORTH...

I look to the NORTH
to moons past
to moons present 
the waxing and waning of light
A journey 
An encampment. 
The summer of the year 1988
The experience of One 
with each of the Four Directions 
The preparation 
the moon ceremony
the fire, 
the crystal
the call 
and Warrior Woman proclaimed
The wings of spirit soar 
in revelation and illumination 
The embrace of the NORTH
 the endowment of valor
relentless strength 
wisdom as true power  
those who hold the keys to SELF
they be known 
Hear the NORTH 
Hear I the masters...
heed I the messengers. 

Wisdom of All

Oh how the mind conceives the thought
With restlessness your heart is wrought
For there is a just and kingly goal
Distant yet touching your crying soul
Be burdened not by task and deed
Lest you be lost to the greater creed
Inspired by self and the knowing within
Shall you pass the haunt, the doom of the din
Listen dear child to thy self sovereign and wise
Heed not to temptation, deception and lies
For it is the tear of joy that you shall weep
When the Promise you vow, you do keep
And when you reach and court the dream
With God's love stand thou supreme
Deception takes not your abiding soul
You have reached a kingly goal
As many may doubt and may berate
You shall prevail for love is thy fate
Guide the children, know their call
With God's tender love and wisdom of all.

2014 ... 26 years past...

A calling ever present be it heard...

THOTH fills the silence with splendor,
To wisdom divine I willingly surrender. 

The Emerald Tablets

 "That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above,
 and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, 
to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing." 

Entreat I shall 
for the NORTH calls onto me
Seekers shall be answered
Voices of revelation shall be heard
Visions of light shall be seen
SELF shall be known
SELF shall be known

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Heavens and Earth ~ Veiled in White

veiled in white is the sky above
covered in white is the earth below
in this morning new a bridal array
such be the presence of a cold wintery day....

the marriage of the heavens and earth in this moment now
hear I the blessing, the devotion, the vow
each to serve and in eternal glory be
mountains, rivers, streams, oceans and seas
come forth they with forests, plants and beauty divine
with the sun, the moon, many a star to shine
and we to celebrate the splendor and love
of the earth and heavens above.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus:
 "That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above,
 and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, 
to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing." 


When ordained anew to be 'the messenger,' one sees that it is glory and beauty that is to be conveyed... this the willing devotion of a poet... this too, your calling. Each storm shall pass, each quake shall settle, each dawning shall there be light. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

... and I at the bench...

... and I at the bench...

I at the bench
Touched by The Sounding Light 
Colors before me in choral splendor
Brilliant, lyrical, motion in stillness sublime

Heard is the music
Felt is the dance
The beckoning Muse in surrender sweet.

The Sounding Light Exhibit at the Quincy Hall Gallery, Union Arts Center, Sparkill, New York features the artistry of Rose Marie Raccioppi, 17 large works of art, including original watercolors. In addition, a selection of over 30 fine art prints, limited editions, matted, signed, and ready for framing, 11 x 14 also on exhibit and available for purchase. 

The exhibit will be open through the months of January and February, 2014. Open Gallery on Wednesdays, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ~ other times arranged as requested. Please call or write to schedule other viewing times: 845-359-0258 or

Sunday, January 19, 2014

"Palette and Word ~ Artistry of Rose Marie Raccioppi"

this pulsing passion in word and deed
'tis the destiny of soul in loving creed
pen or brush each guided by heart
from which word and image bear their start
color and sound to convey soul's quest
this gift of purpose a known behest.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Saturday, January 18, 2014

..and so it is... Wings In Flight

The vision of TRUTH in sounding light
Be this the spirit upon wings in flight

Such a deep accord I do feel
Times past and present to reveal
Color, line, form, all to convey
The beauty of breath, life's intention brought our way
The ebb and flow ever present they be
Within each heart, the ocean, the sea
The moving firmament and vistas afar
The light of the sun, the moon, each distant star
This BE the Muse in a beckoning call
This BE time, intention, purpose, the divinity of ALL
The vision of TRUTH in sounding light
Be this the spirit upon wings in flight.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Wings In Flight, The Sounding Light Collection, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2014.

The Sounding Light Collection on Exhibit at The Union Arts Center, Sparkill,  NY  
through January and February, 2014. 
Open Gallery Hours every Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, other times by appointment. 
Contact: The Union Arts Center to arrange a personal viewing time: 845-359-0258 or

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Grace Be Faith

Within the deep vistas of dark
Indigo, the pulsing of the night
The alchemic flame of PRESENCE
The golden light of PRAISE...

Grace Be Faith

When the night bears a light of gold
The story of faith be ever told
When despair and desolation grasp the heart
It is faith that allows all doubt to depart
The dark to hold light in its embrace
Upon its path faith shall ever you trace
Joyful be the moment known
When grace be faith in beauty shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Grace Be Faith, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2014.

“And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written,
‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak”

(2 Corinthians 4:13, NKJ)

And so chosen to be the Cover Art for the January/February Edition of HOOK.

The Sounding Light Art Exhibit at Quincy Hall Gallery, 
The Union Arts Center , Sparkill, New York,  January and February 2014.

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, 
to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28 KJV)

Upon Reflection ~ Grace Be Faith

Within the depths of night
So be this Indigo light
The celestial sea of heaven's above
Hold to the golden alchemic grace of love
The firelight of faith and vision divine
This of heart, of soul, of mind
The thought conceived and JOY to prevail
Lifted be illusion and deception's veil
Sparked be this moment in soul's surrender sweet
Where dark, light, vision and faith in adoration meet.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stairway to Heaven ~ Led Zeppelin - Kennedy Center Honors...


Spirit ~ 

     Truth ~ 

          Aspiration ~

              Inspiration ~

                  Resolve ~ 

                     Wonder ~ 

                         Awareness ~ 


to SELF ~ BE ~ Birth Eternal... 

Rose Marie Raccioppi

   "Stairway To Heaven"

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

The days of the calendar turned back... Enjoy anew...

Led ZeppelinLe               d Led Zeppelin- Stairway to Heaven Live (HD)

...and fast forward to the 2012  interview...