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...



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 ...


Simply...
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


THOTH


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
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...


TWILIGHT


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




Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Town, in Celebration, in Tribute...


Past/Forward ~ Orangetown in Celebration
National Poetry Month Tribute April 28, 2017

Past... be this the Passion ~ Aspiration ~ Spirit ~ Treasures of breaths long gone ~ held in the memory of BEING.

Forward... be this the Faith, the Omnipresence ~ the Revelation ~ the Wondrous ~ the Aspiration ~ the Resurrection ~ the Deliverance ~ held in what IS.

It is the humanity that calls within the heart of a home, within an artifact is a vision, and intention, within a memory past, brought forward is the NOW.

A Home
Behold its walls

Held be the voices 
The dreams
Echoes of days past.


Held with the heart of a HOME...
the Harvest of a vision
the Oneness of purpose
the Manifest dream
the Eternal in the NOW.


We the keepers
We hold and speak our story
Gathered we are in acknowledgment
In celebration in humanity’s treasured glory 


Orangetown Rich in History
Rich with the treasures of settlements
With the vision of independence
With the knowing of freedom
With the glory of humanity

All that has come forth
All from the many yesterdays


And so in preservation’s name
Orangetown Rich in History makes its claim
Hold to the structures and artifacts of a day from a calendar past 

Welcome with reverence the memories and light they yet cast 
And what we allow to be, to stand
Is our grace and gratitude in knowing command
A history, a humanity, and so we hail
Orangetown Rich in History past/forward to prevail


We the keepers
We hold and speak our story
Embrace be time, humanity’s treasured glory.


Thank You.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

S P R I N G ... feel it with all its...



SPRING...feel it with all its...

               Spirit 
                         Passion
                                   Revelation
                                        Inspiration
                                                  Nurturance
                                                           Grace ... the art of BEING ...


Rose Marie Raccioppi

Words in Revelation

S A V O R the Blessings...


S A V O R the Blessings...

          Spring
               Ascension
                    Volition 
                         Omnipresence 
                              Resurrection ... soul's divine grace be known...


Rose Marie Raccioppi 

Poet Laureate

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Child Within Calls...


The child within calls to the T R I B E...

     where Truth rules
          where Revelation is prized
                where I AM is in presence
                      where Beauty is expression
                           where Evolution is life's behest...


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Words in Revelation


Image: Emanuel Dimitri Volakis

Saturday, April 15, 2017

...and so BE the risen light...


Very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared and they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.  
Luke 24:1,3

HE HAS RISEN

This BE in loving grace heard
And known was the TRUTH of HIS WORD
Peace, love and healing did HE bring
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, let us sing
With unerring FAITH within our hearts HE to live
And to this our ardent devotion shall we give.


H A P P Y ~ E A S T E R

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York



William-Adolphe Bouguereau, (1825-1905), Le Saintes Femmes au Tombeau (The Holy Women at the Sepulcher) 
The Three Marys at the Tomb, Oil on Canvas, 1876.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 2017 ~ National Poetry Month... Celebration it is...past/forward in poetic dialogue...




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In Acknowledgment of National Poetry Month... I am asked what is my purpose as a Poet Laureate... I answer L I F E... to be known by our gifts, our needs, each letter, each word a journey, be it the Love that serves self and others, the Inspiration that speaks to heart and vision, the Freedom that defines our spirit, the Eternal ever present... Yes, an awakening to L I F E defines my purpose.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York





Monday, March 13, 2017

March in its mercurial mood...


March and the call of winter...

trees barren of leaves
budding green in a blanket of snow
sun brilliant in the lambent sky
the calm of a cold cold winter day

March being March in its mercurial mood

holds to the call of winter
summoned be the cold, high winds, and snow angels
crystals of light to come forth in winter’s mood
and so the storm before the gateway to spring.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring... Soulful Expression...



Spring in its soulful expression
The bloom of life and beauty
Delicate be the quiver of nature's grace
Such soulful expression within heart to place
The purity of white in snow and bloom anew
This the WAY of GOD in blessings eternal on to You.


Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York






Saturday, March 4, 2017

W H I T E ...


White...
White be the fire flame
The passion of light ne'er to tame
Rapturous be an alchemy done
The fire, the flame, the passion, ONE 
Purity, the forging of SELF and time
Be known the eternal soul divine
White be the fire flame
The passion of light ne'er to tame.


Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Saturday, February 11, 2017

MOMENT by MOMENT …


MOMENT by MOMENT …

                                                          the Momentum of a vision
                                                          the Omnipresence in blessings
                                                          the Manifestation in expression
                                                          the Evolutionary in dominion
                                                          the Nurturance in grace
                                                          the Treasure of breath and BEING…

MOMENT by MOMENT …

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Image: Time: Gary Hickin, Gazart.