Thursday, January 12, 2017


petals, embers of the rose
cast they be upon waters of the sea
their alluring fragrance flowing sweet

be they the nectar of the soulful heart 
from which memory shall not depart

each yet holds to blush and bloom
each from a vine of timeless creation
thorns tempered piercing no more

petals of what was and shall ever be
carried by the waters, the waters of the sea.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York