Monday, August 19, 2019

M A S K


Several years ago, I wrote, and presented, one of my authored works titled, "M A S K .” This was in response to a graduate course of study. The larger work, several pages of prose, spoke its calling…and so a distillation, a poetic dialogue of soul, rather than a lengthy discourse of academic merit beckoned to be expressed. Within each line presented here, there is a story, mine, yours, or someone you know, love, or care about. Within each line there is a feeling, a knowing, a petition, to be known to the M A S K, to be liberated from its pretense, to be free to be the TRUTH of SELF.


M A S K 

Grant not power to these demons of dark
Hush hush their haunts erase their mark
Be free of judgments and reprisals cruel
Truth and Spirit of Self in light anew to rule
Addict me not to a false quieting of the pain I feel
Make the liberation from a shadowed self a beauty real
MASK not these agonies of the abiding soul
No longer allow deception to demand a toll
Pay not the price of life relegated to sorrow
Live the promise held within each tomorrow
Depression be not a donned cloak of despair
Hold the Faith yet borne of God's loving care
The gift of life and power of will in your story be told
Hail each breath, the cleansing, 'tis the alchemist's gold
See behind the MASK beyond the veil
See the denied pain that is yet to prevail
The masquerade and pretense held to conceal
The SELF that TRUTH alone is to reveal
Reveal, I hear this night command
Cloak not the quiver of shadow close at hand
Remove pretense and the MASK donned to conceal
The TRUTH, the deep knowing, this knowing real
Confront and resolve, the petition summons a call
Beyond all consideration, TRUTH to lay bear ALL
To the plea of this petition I to heed
And TRUTH, 'tis ever the rightful creed.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York



Sunday, July 21, 2019

A Sunday Meditation… An Awakening...


A Sunday Meditation… An Awakening...

     When these is an awakening… 
          and what it is, IS…Inspired Spirit…
               when LIFE becomes the C O N T E N T , 
                    the meaning, the primordial experience, 
                        when breath becomes the rapture,
                             the inborn receiving, the giving 
                                  from LIFE to LIFE,
                                       the C O N T E N T reveals itself,  
                                           Its embrace is felt in an astounding revelation
                                               A word, a concept, a calling of each letter, 
                                                    the awakening to  C O N T E N T...

                                    Creation
                                        Omnipresence
                                            Nurturance
                                                 Treasure
                                                      Exchange
                                                           Need
                                                                Truth
… and so beloved be this companionship of BREATH and LIFE.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Poet



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






Saturday, June 22, 2019

P E R F E C T ...




Indeed a most glorious Saturday here in New York at The Piermont Pier...
A day in which all is P E R F E C T... and known be… 
     Passion
          Exchange
               Reflection
                   Frivolity
                        Evolution
                             Creation
                                  Treasure… 
the lush of green
brilliant colors in bloom
flowers of divine grace
silence in a serenade of spirit

a visit to the waters at the Piermont Pier 
homage with heart's smile 
monument in honor of OUR VETERANS
words read aloud, their calling felt
the American Flag holding to the glowing sun 
gentle winds creating waves of light

the ambient orchestra
stirring water, soft sounding wind
the rustle of the tall grasses
song birds in choral splendor
a pause, a sigh, a deep breath.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photos: Piermont Pier, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.
MONUMENT MARKS 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF CAMP SHANKS, WW II BASE LOCATED IN ROCKLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK. WORDS: "TO HONOR THOSE WHO LIVED A CAUSE," BY ROSE MARIE RACCIOPPI, POET LAUREATE, ORANGETOWN, NEW YORK.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

... ever his little girl...


Each letter ...

My Father’s little girl I was born to be
The meaning of love he did bring to me
And as I reflect on what be taught
FATHER becomes real in all he brought
In ways often magical he would proclaim
Each letter what was to be in love’s claim
And so it is in reflection this day with grace
I live what in heart he did lovingly place…

Faith and frivolity
Awareness and aspiration
Truth and treasure
Harmony and honor
Exchange and evolution
Righteousness and reflection


HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Ever your little girl,

Rose Marie


Monday, June 10, 2019

Legacy of Valor...



WE in Orangetown, New York, Rich in History, WW II and SHANKS LEGACY... An exhibit of The Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives, do plan to visit ...
Yes, as a child of WW II memories ever so real. As Poet Laureate, I am honored to present a banner in PRAISE ~ this outside of Orangetown Town Hall... 🇼🇸

OUR VETERANS
'Tis the vision of freedom and valor within souls we hail
Homage, gratitude to OUR VETERANS ever, ever, to prevail
The gifts of LIFE with vision blessed and bold
This the giving within each Veteran's story told
In reverent celebration of OUR VETERANS, their sacrifices made
To defend our freedoms and liberties our founding fathers laid.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 



Sunday, June 9, 2019

Such be the splendor... within the will of beauty...



within the will of beauty each bloom a blessed story
be this God’s grace in presence, truth and sublime glory
hue, texture, petals, vibrant and delicately divine
the gifts of this season, the majestic NOW of time.

June 8, 2019 at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photos: CAR Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Ascend to the calling...




to defend beyond offense
be this the way of the knowing heart
from which compassion, grace, harmony, bear their start
each holds to perceptions birthed from experience and time
let us ascend to the calling of the DIVINE
                         Deliverance, 
                               Inspiration, 
                                   Volition, 
                                        I AM, 
                                            Nurturance, 
                                                 Eternal,
in thought, quest,  word and deed
and so shall PEACE… PEACE be a blessed creed.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Paradigm™