Saturday, April 20, 2019

Blessings, Love and Praise...

Blessings, Love and Praise... Be still and know I AM... 

Psalm 46:10 New International Version (NIV) 
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

  ... to be STILL is to be in the embrace of 
Spirit, Truth, I AM, Love, Light, 
in this quest of breath ... 

 Called for is the awakening to the LIGHT... 
                        to the Love, 
                                 to the AM, 
                                          to the Grace, 
                                                    to the Harmony, 
                                                              to the Truth... 
of breath of BEING
 heart to heart.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Upon Awakening...

I, upon awakening greeted with delight
The full bloom of a Rose in the morning light
Magenta beauty in petals luxuriant and bold
And known was a story in silence told
The room alight with resplendent color divine
Such be this sweet sweet awakening mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Full Bloom of a Rose, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Yellow and Violet...

'Tis the Season's story told
Spring beauty to behold
Yellow and violet in joyful array
Creation's gift of grace this very day.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

 Yellow and Violet, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

This be SPRING...

Rooted, holding to Earth 
Free in its awakening bud and bloom
Behold petals of the Creator's grace
Within the pulse of heart beauty to place
Leaves newly lush and ever so green
This be SPRING within light lovingly seen.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

This be Spring, Photo: CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

SHANKS LEGACY ~ V-E Day ~ A Happening at the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 

Opening event 
Exhibit Viewing Hours 

There she is... 2019 and there she was... 1945...New York City gal during Word War II... In presentation at the SHANKS LEGACY, Historical Museum Opening Event today... April 13, 2019... delivered words in tribute to OUR VETERANS, and what it was like in 1945 for, "This little girl..."

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The artifacts of WW II, the photos bringing memories to the NOW, the music of the 40's bringing back smiles, dance steps, tears, and gratitude for freedoms won. Accolades, superlatives, and heartfelt appreciation for such an impressive ORANGETOWN HISTORIC MUSEUM and ARCHIVES presentation. An experience of such significance awaits you. Public Welcomed...

~ and on the Friday Evening of April 26 ~

Orangetown Historic Museum and Archives 
• Wine, Cheese, and Poetry Night •
 SHANKS LEGACY Evening Event
April 26 from 6 to 7:30 PM

845-398-1302 ~

 DePew House

196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg, NY


Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Orangeburg Library and the Orangetown Historic Museum and Archives at the DePew House. Suggested donation is $5.00. Enjoy a glass of wine and a special look into the poetry and music of the 1940's along with a tour of the museum's current exhibit - SHANKS LEGACY. 

Orangetown's Poet Laureate
 Rose Marie Raccioppi
will read poems in reflection of 
WW II and in Tribute to OUR VETERANS.
Music by Lounge Zotica 3000

Friday, April 12, 2019

A cup of tea...a deep breath... a pause speaks its truth...

...and so it is...
                    N A T U R E...
                                        the Nurturance of time
                                           the Aspiration of beauty
                                              the TRUTH of creation
                                                 the Unity of grace
                                                    the Revelation of form
                                                       the Eternal ...
... in seedlings of BEING.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

HAIL to OUR VETERANS ... Tribute, Honor, Proclamation...

A poetic Tribute to OUR VETERANS in presentation... Receipt of a Proclamation Honoring my contributions to the Town of Orangetown, New York, as Poet Laureate, April, National Poetry Month 2019.
This Evening, April 9, 2019, 7:30 PM, at the Orangetown Town Hall, Orangeburg, New York, a poetic tribute was delivered with prayers and condolences for the families, loved ones, and friends, of the three US Marines killed in the roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan,  on Monday, April 8, 2019. 

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Thank You to the Orangetown Town Board:
Jerry Bottari, Thomas Diviny, Denis Troy, Paul Valentine,
 and for the leadership of Chris Day, Supervisor, 
in bringing this honor forward.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Rose Marie Raccioppi in presentation

Bestowed Proclamation