Thursday, March 13, 2014


Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. I was asked, as Poet Laureate, to present at a High School Event celebrating Woman Poets, indeed an honored request. This written to befit the Celebration...


she awakens to the light
to the dawning of the day new
she hears the song bird song
feels the warmth of the sun
listens to the sounding wind
hears the echoes of loss and lament
feels the pain of despondency and despair
yet deeply she knows all is in resolve
for ever held she be in God's care
many a trial and many a challenge at hand
FAITH and TRUST be her guiding command
beyond a momentary confusion is the clarity of grace
this in resounding accord in heart she does place
the mission, the quest, this pulsing of heart
from love it be known, from love shan't it depart
the Passion ~ the Omnipresence ~ the Eternal ~ the Truth
this be her way
she the POET in blessings LIVES her day
a word by pen, its calling perceived
this the MUSE in soul conceived
upon the paper marks to bear her name
and she the POET expresses her claim
and she the POET expresses her claim.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


  1. Such an honor to a poet whose heart is resounded with love and appreciation for the beauty of life.

    1. Thank You Margie, Would love to hear from you... a telephone chat to be planned. Much much love... Rose Marie