Wednesday, May 12, 2021


He spoke... I listened ... and in turn a word...
 a calling to the Self... UNBRIDLED...
 be his artistry, his vision, his quest, his passion, his truth...

Unbridled be your genius in its expression divine
The knowing, the visioned, the calling of heart and time
The grace of Spirit to hush the discordant claim
Binding shackles be they no more in HIS name
Blessed by the giving, the receiving, heart and hand
Beauty and Truth in Life's command
Unbridled be your genius in its expression divine
The knowing, the visioned, the calling of heart and time.

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI 

APOGEE Paradigm™ 
Personal Empowerment Specialist

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mothers Day 2021


A Mother ~ Three Sons ~ and known be our shared...


           MOTHER'S DAY ~ May, 2021 ~ I Rejoice
 for the blessings of life given by the grace of three sons. 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Outside My Window

a canvas to behold
nature in artistry divine
the white of the sky
illumed by the brilliance
of the sun's light
this so magically cast
upon the white blossoms
of the dogwood tree
as the glistening leaves
of the lithe bamboo
hold to tones of green
in reflective splendor
this outside my window
a gallery of glory.

the window open
hear I the serenade
songbirds near and far
feel I the warming sun
my words, echoes
of a heart touched
by nature's canvas
alchemic strokes of light
this hour beheld.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, April 25, 2021

A Bloom There Be

 from branch and bough a bloom there be

beauty to behold from the grace of THEE

petals of pink bear the presence of light

felt is the welcoming warmth of a sun majestically bright

a pause and known be breath divine

the spoils of SPRING, the grace of time 

in this moment all becomes known

creation in beauty of bloom to our hearts shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Poet Laureate

Orangetown, New York


"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."

Rainier Maria Rilke

Photo: A Bloom There Be, CAR, Collectible Clicks, 

©Rose Marie Raccioppi.

Monday, April 19, 2021


The heart of growth be it green
The pulsing power of photosynthesis in delight seen
Know that the light of sun and the warmth it gives
Brings life to life of SELF and all that lives
Creation's call is for us to savor in divine grace
All that is to grow and flourish in its sacred space.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, April 18, 2021

First Bloom

The grace of time and Spring

Such be the gifts this day to bring

A bloom, behold the petals delicate and bold

Rejoice for here be Creation's story told

Within gems of green splendor be

The joy of first bloom of the Dogwood tree.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: First Bloom ~ Dogwood Tree, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2021.

Thursday, April 8, 2021


EXTRA ~ EXTRA ~ Pleased to announce that I will be honored, and a Proclamation issued commemorating my 10th Year Anniversary as POET LAUREATE, Orangetown, New York. This scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM... first on the agenda, at the Town Board Meeting, Orangetown NY Town Hall, on April 13, 2021. A reading by Town Supervisor, Teresa M. Kenny. 

"Orangetown We Hail," a poem in tribute to the history of Orangetown will be in presentation.

Orangetown We Hail

A vision held within each heart
From which a righteous quest had its start
Freedom's plea with words defined
Orangetown Resolutions, July 4, 1774 were signed
The Declaration of Independence to follow its path
Man to be beyond oppression, domination and wrath
Major Andre, Benedict Arnold conspiracy and travail
Be it Truth and Justice ever to prevail
Washington-Carleton papers in 1783 signed and sealed
The heart and pulse of freedom in words revealed
And so declared a nation new to soar
A seventeen gun salute at Snedens shore
Snedens Landing in memorial be
A beacon holding fast Freedom's decree
Rich lands for labor and toil
Bounty and abundance from land and soil
Enterprise, invention, production to serve need and desire
Each vision alight with Freedom's flame and fire
And with freedom's defense and call anew
Be there World War II
From Camp Shanks soldiers to foreign shores they be
Hold they dear the protected right to live Free
Change during years past and present to prevail
Orangetown, Rich in History, we with heart hail.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York