Monday, October 4, 2021

The Wind and The Willow ~ What be these whispers in silence heard

The Wind and The Willow

what be these whispers in silence heard
be it the wind in its echoing grace
be it what pulses in heart’s place
be it of the wind and the willow in whispers divine
be it of the breath that awakens this soul mine.

what be these whispers in silence heard
be it the sounding of waters and flow
be it the calling of what one is to know 
be it the beckoning of the MUSE within
be it the knowing peace beyond the din 

what be these whispers in silence heard
be it the quest that reaches for purpose and time 
be it the need to awaken and revere the divine
be it the felt thirst for understanding and love
be it the blessed lure of earth and the heavens above 

what be these whispers in silence heard
be it the gentle quiver of a bloom anew
be it the touch upon flower of the morning dew
be it the grace of a giving soul
be it the taunts of an unfulfilled goal

what be these whispers in silence heard
be it the Self, Spirit, BEING, as grace
be it what is to be held in heart’s place 
be it the peace that longs to be known
be it the beauty that truth has shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 

THE WIND AND THE WILLOW, Rose Marie Raccioppi, Publish America, 2008. 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Reflected moments... At this evening hour in Tappan, New York


the rising and now the setting of this day's sun
our tasks, our deeds, be they the work done
and when we pause in reverie's embrace
each blessing to hold to its sacred place
tell we another the events of the day
how we have come to define,  THE WAY
precious be reflected moments to share
know we the glory of God's loving care.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Courtesy use: Google search.


Thursday, September 30, 2021

..and so it is… a September Day... Nature's Vow

mountain side fields of green there be
on river banks as waters flow to the ocean to the sea
from Spring to Winter be there ever seen
budding and seasoned leaves of green
green leaves now turning to an alchemic gold
the tales of Fall be the NOW of a story told
dew touched green greets the dawn
the harvest from nature's bounty drawn
in heights that soar a tree does stand
the splendor of green in sublime command
shades and hues now gold upon branch and bough
the grace of green, the grace of change, 'tis nature's vow.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Nature's Vow, Photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks, 
©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2011 ~ 2021.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

... each leaf… "...something of the marvelous."

A leaf that I have had from seasons ago... pressed in a book, in honor of a beautiful Fall outing... its 'veins' reminding me of the life forces within each of us. 

In all things of nature,
there is something of the marvelous.
~ Aristotle

... each leaf…

touches of color brilliant and bold
the glory of a season be it now told
veins of life in majestic flow
the heart of SELF the leaf does know
each leaf holds within its creation divine
the breath of life lovingly sublime
known be this eternal quest and fire
life in all its beauty and expressive desire.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Saturday, September 25, 2021

This Saturday, a New York September Day


The light of a bright moon in the early hours of the day
The dawning and the rising sun, time itself at play 
Leaves in captivating colors of crimson and gold
The season of Fall in glory its tale be now told
The chirping of birds, perched, and in soaring flight
Such be the blessings of this noon day light 
A deep sigh and a loving peace be known anew
This our BEING, the grace of GOD in blessings onto you. 

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Rustling Leaves, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Dragonfly ~ A Request ~ A Fulfillment …


A Request ~ A Fulfillment …

I presented a request to Andrew Weitzer confident of its fulfillment. He is a Nature Photographer Extraordinaire. One can only marvel at his level of mastery. Andrew captures, the essence, the strength. the power, the beauty, the uniqueness, of his subjects, such that they become alive as we view them in their natural abodes. 

These supernal photographs of Dragonflies,  have been gifted to me from one who was my 5th Grade Student, Class of 1963,  Public School 106, Bronx, New York. 

YES, with JOY received.

Love it is,

Rose Marie Raccioppi 

Photos: Andrew Weitzer,  2021.


Dragonfly upon your wings I yet fly
Taken to frog ponds, to vistas on high
Your mystery, abiding wonder, and grace 
Withn the joy of heart found is your place
From time beyond my grasp, your presence known
The majesty of creation your embodiment shown
Many a wisdom tale to be heard
Echoes, Echoes, of the Creator's WORD.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Grace be known...


love I the moon, and stars at night
the depth of blue to the dawning light
in blessings known this day anew
behold the wondrous the sacred true
be ONE with self of trial and goal 
praise be to GOD our blessed soul. 

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 

Photo: Light of Dawn, Mark Guilfoyle.