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


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... 🇼🇸

'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
                                        I AM, 
in thought, quest,  word and deed
and so shall PEACE… PEACE be a blessed creed.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Paradigm™

Friday, May 31, 2019

B L O O M S...

     Blooms and behold, we a Mirror
               from Seed
                    from the glory of Creation                 
                         from time born to Beauty
                              petals of Being
                                   perish and live Anew
                                        Blooms and behold, we a Mirror.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York
Blooms, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

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

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

A morning new has come
Feel I the warmth of the brilliant sun
The sweet song of the songbird is heard
Feel I the knowing of THE WORD
Lush, green, and in resplendent array they be
Shimmering leaves upon the towering tree
Azaleas and rhododendrons in blooms of pink and white
Holding to the gift of this day in noon day light
The quiver of new grass gentle below my feet
Here I with earth, with sun, the blessings to greet.

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

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Friday, May 24, 2019

...This Moment... the music of NOW...

the sacred gift of this moment
sun in warming brilliance
air fresh, scented with the grass green and lush
an array of beauty to behold
flowers of mystical form and grace
leaves speaking the gentle winds
sky a lambent blue of pure light
branch, bough, leaf, a songbird song
this outside my open window known
be this the sacred dance, the music of NOW...

Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York