Sunday, July 5, 2020

Moment of FREEDOM... and so proclaimed anew July 5, 2020




Moment of FREEDOM
The shedding of shackles and confine
This quest of spirit and mind
The moment of birthing freedom sought
Beyond the illusion suppression has taught
The reach to the God within
To vanquish each false sin
With brush and paint I to proclaim
This Moment of Freedom in Truth's name
Peaks and flames of passion and desire
The light and glory of Spirit's known fire.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Moment of FREEDOM, 2002, Watercolor, Rose Marie Raccioppi, http://www.apogeeart.com


When we live, feel, touch within ourselves the knowing of liberation, so be that Moment of FREEDOM... with all its fervor, with all its fire, with all its passion, with all that IS ~ Inspired Spirit ~ free to rejoice, free of life threatening disease, free of all that oppresses, free from misunderstandings,  free to know God,  free to BE ~ Birth Eternal onto SELF.



Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Morning in June... At my window...


At my window...
     The gentle warmth of the sun
          The room filled with streaming brilliance
               The sweet sounding song bird song
                    The glistening leaves of the dogwood
                         The stillness of the lithe bamboo tall
                              The hush, the quietude
                                   The breath
                                         The embrace of the morning light
 
                                                                    ... known be I 
                                                    ... to the Presence.
                   
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Friday, June 19, 2020

HOLD SWEET...



HOLD SWEET
a seed planted
a garden watered
beauty and bounty there be
a kind word
a willing embrace
beauty and bounty there be
a day in honor, in celebration
a calling to heart
beauty and bounty there be
a poetic dialogue of faith and vision
a stroke of color upon a canvas
beauty and bounty there be
hold sweet the savor of wisdom
the gift of intent 
a vision of grace
the very breath of BEING
beauty and bounty there be.

Poet Laureate
Orangetown,  New York 


Awakened Faith, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, The Sounding Light Collection. 




Sunday, May 31, 2020

...a beautiful day in the neighborhood...



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A dawning day new has come
Touched by the warmth of the brilliant sun
The sweet song of the songbird is heard
Feel I the knowing, the calling of THE WORD
Lush, green, and in resplendent array they be
Shimmering leaves upon each towering tree
Azaleas, rhododendrons, in blooms of magenta and white
Holding to the gift of this day in the noon day light
The quiver of new grass gentle below my feet
Here I with earth, with sun, the blessings to greet
Outside the window be these gifts of bloom divine
Blessings to behold for treasures of Creation and time.

Indeed it is so… a beautiful day in the neighborhood…


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photos, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, APOGEE Acu-Tone™
Sound Sanctuary Reception Room, 
CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2020.



Thursday, May 28, 2020

HOLD TO THE GIVINGS


Listen I, to the murmur of the day
The calling, the calling, of THE WAY


Is my love known
Is my love felt
Is the light within seen


Questions in response to this moment in time 

Is there a legacy of spirit held as mine

Are my words held in poetic call 

Heard as a soul calling to the ALL

Life precious, this gift onto you, onto me
Behold I within each breath the grace of THEE


AMEN AMEN be this song of soul
For the blessings of life, pay I willingly the toll


May we each in our own spirited way
Hold to the givings, to the givings, of this day.


AMEN AMEN.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown New York 
May 28, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Memorial Day ~ 2020


A Memorial Day Tribute ~ 2020


So be our prayers of love and praise this Memorial Day
For Our Veterans who have served in their own selfless way

’Tis the vision of freedoms and valor within souls that be
Known be our sons and daughters who have served from sea to sea

The cry of Freedom ever a blessed creed
Held by sacrifice, a vision, and noble deed

Each life that was, NOW lives in God’s embrace sublime
Ever blessed be their souls in soaring grace divine

To Freedoms’ Call hearts in praise be heard
And so the spoils of victory and liberation’s word

No words can explain the wages of war we do spend
But for the freedoms and rights we are to defend

Tears of lament and loss we do shed and share
Let us in heart know, in valor, souls soar high in God’s care

This gift of Life with vision blessed and bold
This the giving within each Veteran’s story told

Light beholden within our heart
From which love and freedom have their primordial start

Endured they battlefields of victory of plight
Through all held they freedom’s light

In homage to sons and daughters, husbands and wives
Hearts of purpose who have given their lives

Our dear ones who once filled our day
Their souls taken to another path, to the eternal way

Be there Peace, Brotherhood, Freedom, in God’s name
And to each Veteran our blessings and acclaim

Memorial Day in word, in song, in tribute, honor be heard
The glory, the blessings, the light of Freedom’s Word.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Friday, May 22, 2020

TROVES of TIME... Treasures vaulted within this heart


TROVES of TIME... 

Moments of being, the troves of time
In reflection, thoughts as words line by line
Treasures vaulted within this heart
From which reverie has its start
Garlands of thought ever free
Gifts of life bequeathed onto me
Now and memories of days old
Mark this time, stories yet to be told
What pray tell am I to understand
The God within holds loving command
This moment born ever anew
Troves of time betrothed onto each of you
This moment to BE, and lovingly to share
Known be our hearts. and God's tender care.


Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


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