Wednesday, October 21, 2020


What moves me to put aside a task
A question onto SELF I ask
Why do I feel compelled to share
What in heart is love and care
Is it the calling echo of time
That beckons these expressions mine
What brings a poet to heed the WORD
If not the beauty of breath and being heard
Headlines, NEWS, bear they their claim
And I pray our salvation in God’s name 
Nature endures amidst destruction and dismay
And saved is the ultimate TRUTH of the WAY
A resolve pulses within heart
  And now the task, I to start
Be it to, "chop wood, carry water," task at hand
Known be the joy of grace in command.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

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Friday, October 16, 2020

The heavens, the earth in libation meet

such be this day of rain
hear I its sounding refrain
upon rooftops and gardens melody sweet
the heavens, the earth in libation meet
the grass yet held green
leaves of bright color upon trees seen
and some a carpet upon the ground
touched by libation's blessed sound.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate

Monday, October 12, 2020

A Fallen Leaf

Collect a fallen leaf on this October day
Know the blessings it holds in its magical way

Press between folds of paper, a treasure to be

The strength, the grace, of a towering tree 

Time does pass and held within a memory true

A leaf, a moment, all in celebration of you

It may call to be on view and framed 

Simply a JOY ~ a moment of time so claimed.


Blessings be known,
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Abiding Days

rising from clouds that dark be
light blessed onto thee
the changing mood of the firmament's grace
light that calls to heart's place
the lambent blue ordained by emergent rays
the ever present quest of our abiding days.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Abiding Days, CAR, Collectible Clicks, 
©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2020.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Aristotle's Word...

Aristotle's Word…

"In all things of nature, 
there is something of the marvelous."  

upon a weathered table
'tis the tree that once was
a leaf upon it rests 
herald be the golden alchemy of Fall
in answer to the season's vow and call
and I with tea and Aristotle's word 
the stillness of all lovingly heard.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 

Photo: Leaf~Tea Tag~ Aristotle, CAR, Collectible Clicks, 
©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2020.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A Secret Held...

It has been said: 
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
~ Albert Camus

As I look to the jeweled tone colors of leaves ... 

Each color, a secret held, until the season renewed its vow
For the splendor of color to soar free from branch and bough
In the embrace of the lambent sky and sun so very bright
Leaves of radiant color swept by autumn winds in wistful flight
Brilliant hues of orange, crimson, red, burgundy, and gold
A blanket of leaves upon the ground, the tale of Fall be told.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Blanket of Leaves, CAR Collectible Clicks, © Rose Marie Raccioppi. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Lovingly Present

"Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born."
~Albert Einstein

Indeed… Curious C H I L DR E N…
the seeking, the searching, the exploration, and known be
                        I AM, 
                                            Nurturance,  as I imagine, as I choose to BE.

Lovingly Present
Memories within her fibers deep
There rests her inner child asleep
A young girl of imagination now grown
Yet in remembrance of all ever known
She is spirit free of confine
Reminding me of liberation mine
Ever embracing, discovering, initiating a knowing wise
Understanding those who may beckon demise
And so in joyful encounter she chooses to be
And awakened remains lovingly present within me.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Photo; Rose Marie, 1938.