Friday, February 28, 2014

At This Morning Hour ~ I In Smiles

Sun bright in the morning blue sky
Fluttering shadows upon snow from way up high
Robins in flight and then they be
Perched upon branches of the old maple tree
Two, no three, now six upon branch and bough
Be this the calling to the coming Spring's vow
WELCOMED, I say in loving delight
I in smiles, robins in flight.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Winter Robins

Monday, February 24, 2014

Camp Shanks Museum, Orangeburg New York, Director: Tom Coffey, Video by Art Cooke.

This video was just released. Thank You Arthur Cooke. It is a tribute to all Our Veterans and those who passed through Camp Shanks. You are taken to the Camp Shanks Museum, Orangeburg, New York, to the Camp Shanks Memorial Park in Tappan, and to the Camp Shanks Memorial Monument at the Piermont Pier, Piermont, New York. You will find a familiar face at both the museum and the Piermont Pier Memorial. Do viewThank You .

Indeed GOD BLESS AMERICA... and to all those who have given of their lives to hold and preserve freedoms dear... love's blessings ever present.  Thank You dear Arthur Cooke for bringing added tribute to our veterans who have served. I am honored by your inclusion  of my dedication. 

And so these words shared anew:

In Acknowledgment of the 70th Anniversary of Camp Shanks Opening

To Honor Those Who Lived A Cause

Flowers and flags in devoted array
A loving tribute this Memorial Day
To honor those who lived a cause
This moment, this day, and so a pause
Hearts and souls in valor known
Right intention and devotion shown
Battlefields of victory and plight
Through all beheld freedom's light
Answered they did to liberty's plea
That freedom be held for a you, a me
Sons and daughters, husbands and wives
Children of purpose have given their lives
The breath of freedom an endowment divine
Bequeathed to life yours, life mine
With valor and sacrifice life they gave
And embraced the call yet to be brave
In memorial and reverence gather we
For held be the right that we live free
Memory of each life gone never to fade
Live we life's blessings for sacrifice made.

In loving gratitude to all who served and serve in faith ever new.
...lest we forget

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Pulsing Be This Life Known To Itself


THOTH ~ The Four Chambers of the Heart

an open FIELD
an arena of possibilities
an accord

this the FIELD
this the pulsing heart
chambers and paths of light
chambers and paths of energy
chambers and paths of communication
chambers and paths of BEING

this the FIELD

the expression of Freedom
the embrace of Inspiration
the sounding of the Eternal
the gift of a knowing Love
the blessings of the Divine
pulsing be this life known to itself

an open FIELD
an arena of possibilities
an accord.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ~ Vibrational Sound Therapy: 

Friday, February 21, 2014

...headlines...newscasts... and then...

emergency e-mail alerts

where have all the smiles gone


toxic pesticides

where have all the smiles gone


where have all the smiles gone

the spirit in triumph
love in its full expression
visions of change
heart, soul, mind in accord

a smile, a smile, newly known

a loving song
a spirited dance
a kind word
a lyrical poem

a smile, a smile, newly known

a rescue
a warm embrace
a helping hand
a listening ear

a smile, a smile, newly known

beyond oppression and dismay
is the blessed path of THE WAY
beyond control and evil greed
is the grace of GOD and love's creed
beyond dark shadows and fear
is the resounding call of TRUTH and forbearance dear
to honor all LIFE and live the glory of our days
revelation in its prevailing call and PRAISE
RISE RISE be it known, be it heard
Revelation ~ Inspiration ~ Spirit ~ Eternal ... within the WORD.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

In many a way this be our season of CHANGE.. 
the Call to Heart the Awareness of Need the Gratitude for blessings Eternal.

Image: Google Search

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Interface ~ BREATH...

In haiku reflection...

alchemic moment
gold be this ribbon of light

change and breath as one.

...and with each BREATH...
Bounty ~ Resolve ~ Eternal ~ Aspiration ~ Truth ~ Harmony

...the ebb, the flow, interface, the breath... 

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

On exhibit and sale at the Union Arts Center, till the end of February, 
The Sounding Light, Interface, 
APOGEE Vibrational Art, © Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2013-2014.

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Saint Valentine's Day Ode

Within each heart there be
A longing, 'tis love's decree
The call to self and another true
The blessings of devotion on to you
Within each heart a questing fair
To embrace another with love's tender care
Within each heart a knowing divine
This ever yours, this ever mine 
Love to ever find its sacred way
This moment, this hour, this day.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Georgia O’Keeffe', "Red, Yellow and Black Streak," 1924, oil on canvas.

"The popular customs associated with Saint Valentine's Day undoubtedly had their origin in a conventional belief generally received in England and France during the Middle Ages, that on 14 February, i.e. half way through the second month of the year, the birds began to pair. Thus in Chaucer's Parliament of Foules we read:

For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.

For this reason the day was looked upon as specially consecrated to lovers and as a proper occasion for writing love letters and sending lovers' tokens."

Wednesday, February 12, 2014



         Paint I in white
                                 all color
                                              no color
                                                           all sound 
                                                                           all stillness
                                                                                                        Paint I in black
                                                                                           all color
no color 
                                                             all sound
                                           all stillness.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Quietude in Black and White, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2014.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Of Shadow Of Light

A dance of shadow of light
The dawning of a day new
Branch and bough in loving grace
Within this moment in heart to place

Heard is the silence, a music divine
This melody of soul in this moment mine

The gentle whispers of a whispering wind be heard
And known within be the divinity of the WORD
Creation's embrace in gentleness be shown
Blessed be this moment in solitude known.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Good Morning,  Siddartha Beth Pierce.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Abiding LOVE ... heart to heart....

pulsing pulsing be this heart
first breath and life bears its earthly start
heart prayer, an inner light, a flame
passion, faith and truth in glory name
this sounding PRESENCE be it in PRAISE
for the treasure of time and blessed days
a body, a mind, a spirit, a soul
a life in pursuit of purpose, a vision, a goal
alchemic be a thought and a knowing divine
blessed BE this moment of grace, yours and mine
hold to the light of stars in heavens above
live the majesty of PRESENCE and abiding LOVE.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Heart Prayer, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2014.

Friday, February 7, 2014

An Astounding Accord... the thunderous sounding... the calm...

Thunderous Sounding, APOGEE Vibrational Art, Rose Marie Raccioppi

Photo posted by LWall Spirit

An astounding accord... Photo posted by LWall Spirit, November 20, 2013... and Thunderous Sounding, in poetic dialogue, initiated, created and posted from Spirt's inner expression, February 11, 2011, May 30, 2012 and May 3, 2013, by Rose Marie Raccioppi... imaginings and nature in divine accord... Such an astounding accord... the mind's eye and the hand of Creation... Yes, OUR MASTER in blessings known...the Thunderous Sounding... the Calm...

Thunderous Sounding 

what be this awakening sweet
where grace and intention meet
what be this thunderous sounding in heart
where all that is has its knowing start
what be this soaring of spirit and soul
where vision is one with heart and goal
this be the Self, the TRUTH to embrace
where all that is blessed in knowing I place
where judgment, reprisal, illusion and demise
be cast aside by Spirit, an awareness wise
beyond the drama and lies yet heard
is the beloved glory of the divine WORD
joyful gratitude to fill my days
so be the embodiment of SELF in PRAISE.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


 Awakened ... words that speak my heart... 

shackled no more for I am the wind free
silent no more for I am the thunderous sounding
despairing no more for I am the dawning day
thirsty no more for I am lakes and rivers flowing clear
lost no more for I am the guiding stars
confined no more for I am vistas wide and far
hungry no more for I am bounty and harvest divine
this the awakened faith mine
this the awakened faith mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Light of PEACE

To the vistas of spirit
Be this our ascension, our flight
To the vistas of a knowing grace
Wings hold to the divine light
Our hearts, our souls, blessed they be
Our quest, our word, our vision
Light of PEACE upon all land, ocean and sea.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Light of  PEACE, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2014.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Reverie Enfold, ©APOGEE Vibrational Art, 2014.
...Within the womb of time
the birth child of a NOW...

T I M E   ... as a
                                                            R ... 

                                                                         Its journey's quest...
                                                                                                      Eternal ...

                                                             Rose Marie Raccioppi ... A Keeper...

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I Look to the NORTH...

Pyramid of Khufu,The Great Pyramid

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

A spirited community gathered at the Union Arts Center, Sparkill, New York and gave meaning to Spirit Dance. This offering was conceived byAli Cayenne, a most loving visionary and dancer. She invites all to experience the joy of self in movement, in expression, in liberation. I had the honor of participating in the Closing Ceremony of the Four Directions, symbolic of the embrace of Mother Earth, and so here shared.

Pyramid of Khufu,The Great Pyramid:The orientation of the Great Pyramid in relationship to true north is such as to cause it to be declared the "most accurately oriented edifice on earth."  Image Source: