Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tribute 9/11

This delivered in Tribute last evening at the 
Orangetown, New York,  Memorial Ceremony

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

TRUTH ...


what be these lessons at hand
what is it that lies at heart's command
what TRUTH be masked by deception's call
what beckons from the spirit of ALL
what shadows upon light yet prevail
what is this din that echoes travail
the fear, the doubt, 'tis not your soul true
'tis but illusion cast upon you
deceit's binding cloak now to be ever shed
from TRUTH within soul let thee be led
beauty expressed in blessed word and artful deed
YOU the light and power of TRUTH in living creed.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Monday, September 3, 2018

... L O V E ...



L O V E… this the lament
this the longing
this the lure
this the levity
the haunting call to heart
the savor of soul
know I its grace 
as I hold a rose in hand 
as delicate petals unfold
as the fragrance of its existence fills time
as I behold the soaring flight of the butterfly 
as branch and bow hold strong
embracing each season of change
as the alchemic sun warms
as the winds speak their secrets 
as the waters ebb and flow
as the dark night bears stars that shimmer
as each new dawning greets my awakening
as the breath is 
the pulsing the passion 
the receiving the giving
it is the embrace of a YOU 
of  a YOU  
the YOU of ALL
YOU… the Yielding, the One, the Unity… 
and so LOVE is known… is known… is known.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Following the Coppers...




Following the Coppers…

His focused, discerning lens of light
Catching moments in stillness, moments in flight
Form, structure, color, beauty to behold
The glory of Creation’s story be it told
Wings that flutter in soaring splendor divine
Touched be this abiding soul, abiding soul mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown New York

Following the Coppers, Bronze Copper Butterflies, Rick Bunting, 
Nature Photographer Extraordinaire, 2018.


Friday, August 24, 2018

80 be the times around...



When one lives with purpose fulfilled...
years continue to be the NOW of JOY...


80 be the times around...

The youth of years I do feel
JOY and grace ne'er conceal
Time brings counsel divine
To this abiding soul of mine
Hold wise I the way of the heart
From love's embrace ne'er depart
This day in blessings of light and love
Feel I the wondrous of heavens above
On this earth in gratitude I do live
Blessed I am to receive, to give.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Majesty's Calling...



Rick Bunting, Nature Photographer Extraordinaire, has captured the soaring flight, and the mating dance of the Bronze Copper Butterfly.  He states that the "engagement begins with the couple facing each other.” 

Majesty’s Calling...

So telling is the flight and fancy of the butterfly
In splendor it soars to bloom and vistas high
It faces its mate in nature’s array
To bring majesty’s calling to this hour, this day
With grandeur its wings in flutter be known
Creation’s glory in grandeur lovingly shown.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Thank You Bob Johnson for passing this on.



Monday, August 20, 2018

In Celebration of the 90th Birthday ~ Aunt Rose it is!




In Celebration of Aunt Rose... her 90th Birthday... words in tribute... smiles of delight heart to heart.
Happy 90th Birthday to Aunt Rose
For an Aunt ever special ever dear
With love known throughout many a year
This your day of birth in celebration
To you blessings in dedication
With loving gratitude for all we have come to share
For each gesture of loving care
Time may pass on yet memories do last
Upon this heart sweet visions cast
Joy wished beyond measured time
This for Aunt Rose known as mine
Joy for each day anew
Blessings and God’s grace onto you.


Love,
Rose Marie
August 18, 2018


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The A R T I S T


A meeting with an ARTIST... words, visions, experiences brought forth... I listened, and heard the depths of purpose, the quest for fulfillment, the barriers perceived, seen is the genius, seen is the beauty, seen is the truth... and so I write...

The ARTIST 

Grant not power to these demons of dark
Hush hush their haunts erase their mark
Be free of judgments and reprisals cruel
Truth and Spirit of Self in light anew to rule
Addict me not to a false quieting of the pain I feel
Make the liberation from a shadowed self a beauty real
Mask not these agonies of the abiding soul
No longer allow deception to demand a toll
Pay not the price of life relegated to sorrow
Live the promise held within each tomorrow
Depression be not a donned cloak of despair
Hold the Faith yet borne of God's loving care
The gift of life and power of will in your story be told
Hail each breath, the cleansing, 'tis the alchemist's gold.



Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Sunday, August 12, 2018

BLOOM ANEW...



BLOOM ANEW
Heed the call, the plea, the petition ... BEYOND all oppression be there known...
     Beauty 
           Eternal
                Yielding
                      Omnipresence
                           Nurturance
                                Deliverance... from the roots the grace of bloom anew... 



Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Bloom Anew, Photo: ©RMR Collectible Clicks, 2018….
delights within a dinning room.
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

HAIKU... light in blessings be...Blood Moon...


known be this journey
path of light in blessings be
constant is the change.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

image: google courtesy.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hour by Hour...


Hour by hour ... the sun, the rain, the storm, the calm, the joy, the pain, the vision, the knowing, the doubting, the dream yet real, ever CHANGE ... be it the resounding call, the ever present quest for...

Creation
     Harmony 
          Ascension 
               Nurturance

                    Grace
                         Evolution ... to serve, to BE.



Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Simply KNOW...

Simply KNOW...

Know you are emergent and eternal
Ever to be responsive to change and challenge
Know there is within and without an unconditional love
This be the warmth of the sun
The light of the moon
The sparkle of the stars
The rains in libation sweet
The tides that ebb and flow
Know that LOVE is its own alchemy 
Ever giving rise to a golden dawn 
Live as SELF, as ONE
With the accord
The understanding 
The reverence for life
Emergent and eternal...

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Founder/Director
APOGEE Paradigm™





Monday, July 23, 2018

YES, Walk the trees...


YES, walk the trees 
the stones
the earth
the fields
the pastures 
the garden
the gifts of CREATION
in humble submission and knowing JOY
be touched by the rains 
the flow of water 
the strength of roots
the grounding spirit 
the sun that warms
the winds that whisper secrets 
the presence of BEING. 


🌀

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Sunday, July 22, 2018

The trees that once were...


I have oak floors throughout my home… 
...they are finished only with walnut oil… 

The trees that once were...
I walk barefoot in gratitude upon the trees that once were 
that now in planks of beauty support each step I take 
yes, I feel the power, the life, 
the giving, of each oak plank below my feet 
I hear the winds in silence 
that embraced each bough, branch and leaf 
through the seasons of time
in silence I hear 
in stillness I walk 
in BEING, I AM
upon the trees that once were.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York



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Photo: ©RMR, Collectible Clicks, Trees that once were, 2018.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Calling be the ~ W I N G S...



Calling be the ~ W I N G S...
                    In the Wondrous emergent
                         In the I AM that is
                              In the Nurturance of beauty
                                   In the
Grace of creation
                                        In the
Spirit of being...

Blessed be the gifts...
Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Thank You to Bob Jessen... Photo by Rick Bunting, Nature Photographer Extraordinaire.



Saturday, July 7, 2018

...and so it is... Roses in bloom...


And so it is...

In a vase so beautifully they now stand 
Such be this gift of the Creator’s hand
Petals in bloom open to the light they be
The passion of a Red Rose beckons one to see
The beauty that unfolds in such resplendent array
Sweet, sweet be the savor of spirit brought our way.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Painting on wall: Frames of Mind, Opus 9, Watercolor, 2006, 
Conceptual Art, www.apogeeart.com


A Dozen ROSES...


A Dozen ROSES gifted to me...

A dozen Roses in splendor they be
Such beauty of bloom graced onto thee
The majestic in petals of passion's embrace
The beauty, the magic, within heart I place.


Thank You Dear  Esther Dederichs.


And so it is...

In a vase so beautifully they now stand 
Such be this gift of the Creator’s hand
Petals in bloom open to the light they be
The passion of a Red Rose beckons one to see
The beauty that unfolds in such resplendent array
Sweet, sweet be the savor of spirit brought our way.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York