Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Eye of the Tiger... Alchemic ... Survivor...


Eye of the Tiger
Survivor
Risin' up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive
So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all with the eye of the tiger
Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds 'till we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the dream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all with the eye of the tiger
Risin' up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the dream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all with the eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger.
Songwriters: Frank Sullivan / Jim Peterik
Eye of the Tiger lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc


Tiger's Eye, The Sounding Light, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi

Tiger’s Eye…
Tiger's Eye is a stone of protection that is also very stabilizing and grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, self-confidence, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger's eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger's eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one's personal power.
Understanding the meaning of tiger’s eye stones is a matter of looking at the physical properties of this crystal. The deep brown color represents the connection with the grounding, stabilizing, practical energies of the earth. The properties of this gemstones is perfect for the entrepreneur full of ideas. Tigers Eye will help clarify your visions and amplify your intentions. It helps you face and overcome difficult challenges and stick to your plans, despite discouraging setbacks. For this reason it is sometimes marketed as a gem that brings professional and financial success. 
“Said to contain both the power of the earth and the sun. It is said that when you carry a piece of tiger’s eye, by the end of the day any deception will be revealed.”

The Eye of the Tiger

APOGEE Vibrational Art. ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2018
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

“Behold the PASSIONS… of palette…of word.”



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Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Thank You...


Dear Charles, Gina, Paige and Jake,

Flowers in bright array
Greet the morning of this day
Blooms of beauty and colors of grace
Within the joy of heart I do place
A Birthday bouquet gifted to me
The splendor of creation fills heart’s glee
And so my gratitude in expression be known
For the generosity of heart you each have shown.

Love it is,

Mom, Grandma Rose Marie



Friday, March 16, 2018

Where splendor, grace and praise do meet



Within the depths of slumber sweet
Where splendor, grace and praise do meet
Within this black embrace of time
Emergent be this SOUL of mine
Known to breath, known to heart
From where power, passion, peace, bear their start
Spirit, Omnipresence Unity, Love, rise in light 
Blessed be the dawning, blessed be the night.



Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Awakened Faith, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, APOGEE Vibrational Art, www.thesoundinglight.blogspot.com

And in my mother tongue...

Dove splendore, grazia e lode si incontrano 


Entro le profondità del sonno dolce 
Dove splendore, grazia e lode si incontrano 
In questo nero abbraccio di tempo 
Emergere questa mia ANIMA 
Conosciuto per respirare, noto a cuore 
Da dove potere, passione, pace portano il loro inizio 
Spirito, Onnipresenza Unità, Amore, risorgere 
Sia benedetta l'alba, benedetta sia la notte. 

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poeta laureato 
Orangetown, New York

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018... An ODE ...



Within each heart there be
A longing, 'tis love's decree
The call to self and another true
The blessings of devotion on to you
Within each heart a questing fair
To embrace another with love's tender care
Within each heart a knowing divine
This ever yours, this ever mine 
Love to ever find its sacred way
This moment, this hour, this day.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Georgia O’Keeffe', "Red, Yellow and Black Streak," 1924, oil on canvas.


"The popular customs associated with Saint Valentine's Day undoubtedly had their origin in a conventional belief generally received in England and France during the Middle Ages, that on 14 February, i.e. half way through the second month of the year, the birds began to pair. Thus in Chaucer's Parliament of Foules we read:

For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.

For this reason the day was looked upon as specially consecrated to lovers and as a proper occasion for writing love letters and sending lovers' tokens."
 From: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15254a.htm


Monday, February 12, 2018

Our CLAIM ...


Written in the light of the afternoon sun...

Our Claim...
Seekers and doers to life our claim
Visions, dreams, our hearts to name
We look to vistas vast and far
To the telling of a distant star
We hold cards in our hand
Seek we what they reveal, what they command
A rune we choose and be we told
A truth from words ever new, ever old
And in silence our pulsing heart be heard
Know thyself, Know thyself, BE the WORD.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A R I S I N G ...


Upon  A R I S I N G  felt is the rhythm and the pulsing… 
     the inner call of …

     Ascension
          Revelation
               I AM
                    Spirit
                         Inspiration
                              Nurturance
                                   Grace … 
...within this very breath of BEING.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Genesis, APOGEE Vibrational Art,  www.thesoundinglight.blogspot.com

Monday, February 5, 2018

In Moments Present





And NOW as the sun sets 
the light of day 
in its divinity and repose
brilliant red and golden tones 
don the barren trees
within breaths the darkened sky
trees silhouetted
stark and graceful they do stand
this night, this night 
in the Creator's command.



Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

#sunset #light #night #repose #rosemarieraccioppi



Treasures of Light



adorned I be in gems of light
the diamonds of day, the diamonds of night
the sun in its brilliant hue
the stars in sparkle ever new
the moon in its wax and wane
from which the magical bears its name
glitter, sparkle, gems they be
the rain upon the leaves of the tree
glitter, sparkle, gems they be
snow crystals falling, falling upon me
each season, time, and place
a gem, a gem within heart to place
and from the earth deep, and richly endowed
a gem, a crystal, a mineral, to hold a vow
treasures of light shall ever they be
from CREATION, from CREATION onto Thee.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Monday, January 29, 2018

P A S S I O N ...



     P A S S I O N... be known this...
      Pulsing
           Aspiration
                Spirit 
                     Splendor
                          I AM
                               Omnipresent
                                    Nurturance...  
to volition, to vision, to venture...
to BEING.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Words in Revelation


Thursday, January 25, 2018

G L O R Y ...


YES... Ours is a G L O R Y to be known... feel the ...

          Grace 

               Love 

                   Omnipresence 

                        Resurrection

                             Yielding... to the call of BEING.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Flute in Silence Heard...


In silence the music is heard
The breath of BEING abides 
The implacable sea 
Sounding the waves 
Of ever present flow and change.


Rose Marie Raccioppi

Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: FB post - Tina Leonardo, January 18, 2018


A WORD in Revelation... seeds of intention.


P R A I S E ...Feel it, express it, live it as …

          Passion
               Revelation
                   Aspiration
                         I AM
                              Spirit
                                   Eternal… 
... in quest, in grace, in blessed BEING.

Reap a harvest of FAITH by seeds of PRAISE.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Depiction...a Deliverance...




A depiction... a deliverance... YES... ME... 

Reflections, reverie, and the passion of the NOW… 

She to SELF… FREE

Aflame afire free
Wild winds of spirit
Passions unleashed
And so she soars to vistas unknown
Lucid dreams of emergent colors
Cast upon canvas stark
Worlds in rhythmic motion
Poetic dialogues
Sounds lyrical, sweet, thunderous
Pulsing, pulsing, pulsing
Her heart a vibrant chord
Sounding, sounding, sounding
Drums, bells, bowls, vibrating tuning forks
Fill empty spaces with the chorus of soul
Echoes of silence now heard
The taunts of oppression scream free
Derision gives way to deliverance
Deliverance…deliverance…deliverance
The artist, the poet, the visionary
She beckons, she calls
She to SELF…she to SELF
FREE …FREE… FREE.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


Thursday, January 4, 2018

The D A R K is not silenced...


The D A R K is not silenced... 
     it calls to the light and is transformed... 
          and so... 
               our Deliverance, 
                    our Ascension, 
                         our Revelation, 
                              our Knowing... in each breath new.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 

Image: The Condor galaxy: FORS Team, 8.2-meter VLT Antu, ESO; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt




Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Majesty of Creation


The branch holds to the grace of time
Be this a sacred union divine
The savor of bud, a drop of rain
Creation’s joy be not tame
The glimmer of light be it known
The majesty of Creation be it shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York


Photo: Rain Drop Series, FB post, Andrew Weitzer, December 23, 2017.