Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dance of Light

passions known and expressed they be
deliverance by the hands of destiny
line, color, and shadows cast in light
to the call of the muse in flowing flight
with palette and bush a mood to define
such be the gifts, the gifts of NOW and time.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate

Dance of Light, APOGEE Vibrational Art, 
©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

...blessed hands...

          ... blessed hands that sculpt beauty and hold to truth
                                          be the grace
                                                the pain
                                                      the ecstasy 
                                                            the quest of BEING...

Rose Marie Raccioppi 

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Terracotta bozetto for "Ecstasy of St. Theresa", 1647-1652.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, "Ecstasy of St. Theresa", 1652, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Born 7 December 1598
Naples, Kingdom of Naples, in present-day Italy
Died 28 November 1680 (aged 81)
Rome, Papal States, in present-day Italy
Nationality Italian
Known for Sculpture, painting, architecture
Notable work:
Apollo and Daphne,
The Rape of Proserpina,
Ecstasy of Saint Theresa
Movement Baroque style

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

...onto an artist this very day... and so it is...

And so it is...

     no hesitation, no constraint, no holding back
          yours is a knowing spirit, beyond all lack 
             hold your vision, your questing path defined
                bear not doubts that limit and confine
                   live the TRUTH that guides and calls onto your soul
                      yours is a destiny blessed beyond pain, beyond toll
                         known be the harmonies, love, beauty and grace
                            within your heart ever the pulsing passion to place
                               this day your vision, your volition, your quest, you hand
                                  be the GOD, the ONE  in beauty’s expressive command.

With reverent respect,
Rose Marie Raccioppi

Saturday, July 29, 2017


I am told it is FATE...
... if it is so, then to thyself ask... F A T E ...

     what Freedom am I to unfold
          what Aspiration from time untold 
               what Treasure of self to reveal
                    what Eternal calling beyond conceal...

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Words in Revelation

Monday, July 17, 2017


dragonfly dragonfly
upon its wings I ride
with the wind’s whispers
with the touch of the sun
with the shimmer of the light
with the grace of BEING
with the call, the call of flight.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Dragonfly, Widow Skimmer by Rick Bunting, 2017. 
Thank You
 Bob Jessen .

Monday, July 3, 2017

July 4, 1776... The Declaration of Independence... FREEDOM...

FREEDOM… the vision, the quest, the glory… all in…
                                         Manifest…the hue and cry of Spirit...

                                                                                                   of Heart 
                                                                                                          of Soul...
Such be the toil of our Founding Fathers
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Saturday, July 1, 2017



the thunderous rain upon rooftops
the cresting waves of the sea
the brooks, streams and rivers
known within they be

the warming passion of the sun
the flowers in blooming frivolity
the winds that whisper secrets
known within they be

the earth that holds to will
the mountains that call to me
the plains and valleys in offerings of grace
known within they be

the sunrise, the sunset.
time an ever present decree
the clouds, the storms, the quakes
known within they be.

the call, the beckoning, the quest defined
the vision, the light, the promise to see
the past, the present, ever the NOW
known within they be.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Friday, June 30, 2017

L I B E R T Y ...

L I B E R T Y... the call of... 

                                        Yielding ... to the quest of BEING... 
                                               ..................to the hue and cry of SOUL... 
                                                     .................................to the NOW of PRAISE....

July 4, 1776 ~ July 4, 2017

Rose Marie Raccioppi

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...

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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