Sunday, February 17, 2019

When the Sunday Morning Light calls to the ZEN OF BEING...



In Haiku Reflection

brilliant be the light
 gift of a Sunday morning
time in flowing waves.

treasures of BEING
artifacts of creation
the joy of stillness.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Poet

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow ( Lyrics Video )



Longing
the TRUTH of SELF beckons within
the longing for change beyond the din
far, far, from the shallow NOW
to the quest, to the heart held vow
the spirit in its soaring splendor 
to this so willingly we surrender
far far, from the shallow NOW
to the quest, to the heart held vow.


Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ever Constant...


Ever Constant...

Touched be our pulsing hearts
For the years from which we depart
Yet memories hold ever constant, ever true
For known onto self be the timeless you
Each movement holds to our first step taken
In spirit we are ever embraced, not forsaken
God we know sees us as a child beyond time
Ever in birth new in blessings of the divine
Held we are in the womb of creation in PRAISE
Blessed be the way, THE WAY, of our days
The guide for self and the care you give
Is the gift of breath and BEING we come to live
So as you take gently my reaching hand
Feel I the WORD of GOD in loving command
And when the doors open to the heavens above 
Know it is the eternal, the eternal womb of love.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Drawing: Womb: Leonardo da Vinci.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

PULSING Grace...


...the poet is of words,
         the artist is of line and color, 
               the sculptor is of form and structure, 
                     the heart is of beauty in pulsing grace...
Rose Marie Raccioppi

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Bounty and Grace... A Sunday offering...



The Bounty and Grace

Breath bestowed, so too
The bounty and grace of GOD
The warmth of the noonday sun
The rains in libation sweet
The ebb and flow of cresting waves
The many moods of a season
The beauty of flower and bloom
The flourishing trees in forests grand
The exchange of love and faith
The blessings in purpose known
The passions to ever prevail
The vision of quest and joy
The receiving, the having, the giving
The golden thread within
The bounty and grace of GOD.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Saturday, January 26, 2019

The telling of the tea tag 🌿


Crescendo of Grace...


...at this hour... a Winter Day

the blue of the sky streaked with white 
the brilliance of the noon hour sun
the brown of the barren branch and bough 
the emerald of the evergreen trees 
the flutter of golden and russet leaves of fall 
yet taken to flight by the wind
a garden view from my window 
the orchestration of color, form, beauty
hear I in the silence and soft whispers 
the gentle wind, a crescendo of grace.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York