Friday, January 24, 2020

Forget-Me-Nots



delicate blooms of a lambent sky
so too, the golden sun from on high
each in its own beckoning way
call to memories of a long gone day
markings with pen in a journal, echoes they be
of times and delight in the embrace of thee
forget-me-nots, be they blooms of memories sweet
a yesterday, a now, ever as one to greet
and so pages and blooms be they offerings to share
the embodiment of God’s blessings and care.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York



Thursday, January 23, 2020

Crystals of Light



the cold and frosty air upon barren branch to see
ice crystals of brilliant light, a bouquet gifted from thee
such be the lens that captures blooms of nature's grace
with a reverence for beauty within heart's place 
a photographer is he par extraordinaire
holding to the light with wondrous care.


APOGEE Poet


Thank You Bob Jessen for the delights of:
Rick Bunting
Nature Photographer, Extraordinaire.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020

...by the O N E




A stillness, a calm, the air chilled and awakening it be
Trees, branches, and bough, reaching to the light before me
Sky of lambent blue so brilliantly clear, supernal indeed
This celestial gift before me in benediction I to receive 
A silence in this motionless moment of BEING  divine
Such be the savor of the morning light, this the gift of time
This season of winter to embrace my blessed abode
Each day, each moment, there be a story to be told 
The All becomes known in each breath of SELF proclaimed
 GLORY, GRACE, LIGHT, by the ONE so named.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday it is... ONE





ONE

snow covered ground sparkles bright
from the warming sun and brilliant light
a chilled morning with skies of lambent blue
such be this gift of grace bestowed to you
feel the touch of time and countless days to come
know with faith and joy the blessings of the ONE.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York
Sunday in January ~ here in Tappan, New York



Friday, January 17, 2020

... and so the Lily ...


… and so the Lily…


sweet be this budding bloom of white
petals delicate in the favor of light
chastity, virtue, purity,  be its calling claim
this a Lily,  blessed be its given name
a bloom from a bouquet, a gift received
this the bequest of beauty conceived
and with a sweet sigh I to behold
its allure and the ancient tales told
unfolding be its endearing gift of grace
such ambrosial splendor within soul I to place.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: ...and so the Lily..., CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2020.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

...in appreciation ... in acknowledgment ...





A Bouquet given to me...

Blooms of divinity of white to behold
The grace of light be its story told
Petals delicate with blessings beyond conceal
Beauty of favor in adornment magical and real
Blessed be lilies given with heart's love known
Herald the splendor of thoughtfulness shown.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Gift of Lilies, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2020.



                                 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Egg of Gold




Alchemic be this egg of gold
Treasures within it does hold
A golden yolk of brilliant light there be
Magically floating in an embracing sea
Alchemic be this egg of gold
Within is your story yet to be told
For you too, bear a golden light of grace
Within the sea of SELF you to place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York