Friday, June 16, 2017

A W A K E N E D ...

A W A K E N E D ...

Awakened to the flutter of wings
Awakened to the song bird song
Such lilting grace to greet the dawn
Rising light upon bloom and tree
Wondrous joy in all to see
Nature in its expressions divine
Breath of Being ever yours, ever mine
Hold to the blessings of sounding grace
Within our hearts to lovingly place
Be these the gifts of our days
Creation’s love in soaring PRAISE.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Monday, June 12, 2017

NURTURE ...Vows of Grace...  image for larger view...

Monday, June 5, 2017

For a moment join me... Interlude...

For a moment join me...

Lilting be the sounding of cresting waves and the music of the wind
The feel of waters that ebb and flow to the call of the moon
Implacable is this sea in its surging spirit
Motion becomes still in its turbulent wake
Time becomes suspended in grace
An interlude, a breath, and the sigh of BEING.

Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Jewel of Golden Yellow

A lens that captures the Gems and Light of Creation… 
Rick Bunting, Photographer  

Thank You… Rose Marie Raccioppi

A Jewel of Golden Yellow

Hear the welcoming call to Spring
Beauty,  bloom, nesting, it does bring
Of brilliant color and light this Warbler be
A jewel of golden yellow, spirit’s alchemy
In flight is felt the grace of gold
Creation’s frolic be the story told
Creation’s frolic be the story told.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Friday, June 2, 2017

Spoils of Spring ...

"Sunshine, Ragged Robin blooming and the first Monarch of the year........PRICELESS!! "

~ Rick Bunting

Spoils of Spring

Such delicate and bold beauty to behold
And so the spoils of Spring unfold
Our heart held in soaring flight
Touched by the Creator's gifting light
Delicate be these petals in bloom divine
Captured be this moment in the NOW of time
Wings to flutter, to fly, in colors of majestic grace
Behold the grandeur, within your soul to place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day Tribute 2017...PEACE.. the heart in aspiration, the soul in knowing ...

Well Done
A Memorial Day Tribute 2017

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Well done
Be thou at PEACE

So be our prayers of love and praise this Memorial Day
For Our Veterans who have served in their own selfless  way

Heartfelt be these words and remembrances
Heartfelt be the sacrifices, the visions
Heartfelt be the freedoms and rights that prevail

’Tis the vision of freedoms and valor within souls that be
And known be our sons and daughters who have served from sea to sea

The cry of Freedom ever a blessed creed
Held by sacrifice and noble deed

Each life that was, NOW lives in God’s embrace sublime
Ever blessed be their souls in soaring grace divine

To Freedoms’ Call hearts in praise be heard
And so the spoils of victory and liberation’s word

No words  can explain the wages of war we do spend
But for the freedoms and rights we are to defend

Tears of lament and loss we do shed and share
Let us in heart know, in valor, souls soar high in God’s care

This gift of Life with vision blessed and bold
This the giving within each Veteran’s story told

Light beholden within our heart
From which love and freedom have their primordial start

Endured they battlefields of victory of plight
Through all held they freedom’s light

In homage to sons and daughters, husbands and wives
Hearts of purpose who have given their lives

Our dear ones who once filled our day
Their souls taken to another path, to the eternal way

Be there Peace, Brotherhood, Freedom, called in God’s name
And to each Veteran our blessings and acclaim

This day in word, in song, in tribute, honor be heard
The glory, the glory, the blessings, of Freedom’s Word.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, May 28, 2017

To the winds they dance...

Imagine the delight
 if we were to be in spontaneous expression 
of the words of heart felt lovingly 
moment to moment
we would be as the flowers
To the winds they dance 
to the light they praise
to the sun they bloom
holding to the glory and beauty 
of the ever present NOW.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

The Cinematic Orchestra - Arrival of the Birds

...and so too, I shall soar...

As I listened soulful tears came forth ... 
the depths of BEING so tenderly touched.

the pulsing heart in the grace of BEING 
the soaring soul known in the sounding of beauty 
hear I the whispers of the wind
chimes with secrets of light
waters in cresting waves of grace
within this heart all to place
such be the passions in spirit's flight 
such be the passions in spirit's flight.
Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York

Monday, May 22, 2017

...the receiving...the giving...

...the receiving...the giving...
this gift of time measured in each pulsing
this gift of breath in the receiving, the giving 
this gift of alchemy in the golden moment NOW
revel I in the presence of confidence
savor I in the blessed command of SELF
honor I in the passions of BEING
in the passions of BEING 
in the golden moment NOW.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, May 21, 2017

As the Sun sets this Sunday... Of BEING...


     Sparks of soul have lit aflame
          Fires of passions unbridled
               Visions of light and enchanted being
                    Sounds of savor sing spirit’s call
                        This moment eternal breath abides
                            The quest in the clutches of grace
                                The knowing in the domain of beauty
                                    The blessings in words of divinity
                                        The freedom as destiny in fulfillment
                                             The feel of BEING 
                                                  Of BEING
                                                       Of BEING
                                                             Of BEING.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Monday, May 15, 2017

S I M P L Y ...

This day in May, at this hour in Tappan, New York...

All holding to the light
Sweet sounding melody of rustling leaves
Dogwood blooms carried by the gentle winds
Lambent sky and a caressing warmth
Song birds alight in lilting song
Such be this NOW of grace
All holding to the light.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Marks to Proclaim


And what is this need
To make our mark
To leave our word
Symbols of the soul
Lines and forms
Upon surfaces vast
Of heart and hand
Be this the call 
Marks to proclaim
The Presence.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, April 30, 2017

T W I L I G H T ...

A beautifully spent Sunday, in reflection, in response, in the warmth of the sun, 
and in gratitude for what has been and what is...
Yes, the hour that has come to be...


the setting sun colors in celestial array
soon the twilight hour at this close of day
moments of change from day to night
ever yet the constant beckoning of light
the stars soon to sparkle in vistas above
the night to offer its guiding love
each moment of breath be it known
the receiving the giving in grace shown
the interface of NOW and change anew
blessings of BEING bequeathed to you
day night held as ONE in time
this the expression of the divine 
day begets night in its ardent vesper call
be ONE, be ONE, with the grace of ALL.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York