Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Abyss ~ Haiku Reflection

into the abyss

the beaming grace of the sun
illume be the dark.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Stalactite cave, Photo, Gitty Amani, From the album: Pinnwand-Fotos

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

As Above So Below

as above, so below
branch and bough reaching to heaven's heights
roots to the deep depths of mother earth
'tis the light ever in quest
'tis the depths ever our behest.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Deep Roots, Photo, Michael Sullivan.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Many Moods of Mother Earth ~ Haiku Reflection

radiant array
arising light of splendor
soaring be my soul.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Approaching Storm Over Verde Valley, Arizona, Photo, Michael C. Sullivan.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Waters In Deliverance

This very day ...Hands Across The Sand... and so...

Waters In Deliverance

Heed the call and resounding cry
For all the loss, the tears gone by
Greed and deception devastation and despair
Waters in deliverance I declare
The ravaged ocean the ravaged sea
Cresting waves again again shall implacable be
Your changing tides high and low
To the moon beholden your ebb and flow
With blessings and gratitude so shall we hail
The knowing wise of Nature to prevail.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

The Moon and Waves, Oil on canvas, 2007, George Dmitriev, 1957, Murom, Russia, 1957-.

...and at the close of this day...

It was so important for me to reach out on this one. I am appreciative of the research that shows thought and intention can change the structure of water. We as a world community must go from anger to the embrace of love ~ the highest vibration for healing. Today was filled with a renewed faith in what WE can bring forth. WE are generous of heart, and must identify with one another stepping beyond the greed of corporations, this to be the resounding heartbeat of healing. Such was the spirit brought to this day.

~ may the waters know our care and find the 'knowing' to heal
~ blessing and love ~
~Hands Across the Sands~

Mother Earth's call can no longer be silenced. It is a primal scream,
heard in turbulent, bubbling waters that cry of pillage and plunder.

Friday, June 25, 2010

One Earth Be It Healed

How absolutely unbelievable is this devastation of our waters. And Yes, let us embrace faith in its entirety... As more is told of the Gulf Waters... let us reach out beyond despair... and so......

One Earth be it Healed

Pray I for YOUR knowing command
To guide each caring, helping hand
Pray I for YOUR loving grace.
Blessings upon ravaged waters shall YOU place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Wisdom of Passion

The wisdom of passion I so decree
'Tis the winds and cresting waves of the sea
The flames of soul's deep desire
The consuming transforming lure of sun and fire
The towering tree reaching with branch and bough
The budding bloom holding to Spring's vow
The lingering lure of a garden's scent
The embracing vision clear and fervent
The soft caress of this Summer moment mine
'Tis thought and Being entwine
The feel of this PRESENCE known it shall be
The wisdom of passion I so decree.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Red Canna, oil, 1923, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887-1986.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Northern Lights ~ Sweeping Veils

Whispering winds carry this message of love
Sweeping veils of GOD'S majesty here and above
Colors of light, sun, moon, and star
Splendor upon horizon and galaxies afar
This moment of PRESENCE in rapture enfold
TRUTH and BEAUTY ours to behold.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

In gratitude to Jan Curtis
for beauty captured, for beauty shared
image credit:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Prince of Persia soundtrack - Harry Gregson-Williams

As this music was so very deeply heard so came these words...


Ever the soul's bequest be known
Ever the love of life be shown
Ever the act and action of Spirit's call
Ever the right intention of care for ALL
Ever the mission of noble deed
Ever the TRUTH be the creed
Ever the grace and gratitude hailed
Ever the blessings of GOD upon us prevail.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Monday, June 21, 2010

Triune - Haiku Reflection

parts emergent now as ONE

time now time moons past
THOTH echoes wisdom's calling

held I by SPIRIT
across time and creation
remembering ALL.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

This has been a day filled with synchronicity...from early morning to the present moment - ah... the play of Spirit in total delight... from breakfast time, to friends calling, to the visit to the Morgan Library, NYC - exhibit of Albrecht Dürer, to the very books and articles I have chosen to read, to recent and past research projects, ... I with Spirit across time, from Ancient Egypt, to the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, centuries to the 19th, 20th, 21st, with ALL in the NOW. Thank you for sharing in this total, ecstatic, joy, I have come to know this day. A day so very reflective of the words of the song, "This is the Moment" - APOGEE Poet: This The Moment ~ ~ when all becomes ONE ~ time present, time past, all questing, all searching, all knowing. A silence filled with all sound, a question answered by all knowing, doubt embraced by the fullness of Faith, trust given as the gift of Truth.

The Roman god Mercury was the Greek incarnation Hermes of the Egyptian god Thoth and the ancient Egyptian priest Hermes Trismegistus, "The Thrice Greatest."

image credit: blog/tag/art/

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Invocation ~ Haiku Prayer

praying hands of faith
entreat God's grace and power
heal ravaged waters.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Praying Hands, Betende Hände, 1508, Albertina, Vienna, Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Blaise Pascal

Haiku in Reflection

beyond measure and reason
TRUTH and GOD be known.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Blaise Pascal, musée du Louvre, Augustin Pajou, French, 1730-1809.
Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) studying the cycloid,
engraved on the tablet he is holding in his left hand;
the scattered papers at his feet are his Pensées,
the open book his Lettres provinciales.
Exhibited at the Salon of 1785; the plaster model was exhibited at the Salon of 1781.

Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662
so wrote:

"Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth."

"It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason.
That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason."

"It is incomprehensible that God should exist,
and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist."

"For after all what is man in nature?
A nothing in relation to infinity,
all in relation to nothing,
a central point between nothing
and all and infinitely
far from understanding either.
The ends of things and their beginnings are
impregnably concealed from him
in an impenetrable secret.
He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness
out of which he was drawn
and the infinite in which he is engulfed."

for more detailed information of Blaise Pascal
Telling The Stories That Matter:
Blaise Pascal, Scientist, Follower of Truth

Friday, June 18, 2010


Known be the Creator's vow
Bloom upon branch and bough
This a towering and rooted tree
Leaf and light in majesty BE.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Tree in the Park, photo: CAR, Collectible Clicks,©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010


pastel petals of four
cluster of violet grace
accolade in glory
held within leaves embrace.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

New York Botanical Garden, Photo: CAR, Collectible Clicks,©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Psyche Abandoned ~ Haiku Reflection

love's lamentation
the resounding pain of heart
glory and loss known.

this beauty of form
the grace of the Creator
passion of structure.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Psyche Abandoned, 1790, Musée du Louvre, Augustin PAJOU, 1730-1809.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Emily Dickinson's Garden ~ The Poetry of Flowers

The New York Botanical Garden
I writing in gratitude
Emily Dickinson's Poetry of Flowers
~recorded in the guest book~

Yours be the word in celebration
Of each bloom of beauty by Creation
With vision and word do you cast
The meaning of gratitude everlast
Colors and hues of splendor sublime
And known be the Praise of the Divine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Poetry in the Garden, Photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks,©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Braveheart performed by Julian Lloyd Webber

within this heart a vision known
within this soul a path shown
oppression and deception no longer to enfold
FREEDOM'S plea of heart takes hold
TRUTH be the armor of valor's call
Braveheart in FAITH shall not befall.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Distant Star ~ Haiku Reflection

majestic array
nebula with wings of light
wondrous distant star.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Saturday, June 12, 2010


silent, still and sounding
cascading rain
the ever present cresting tide
its call to the moon
the soft flowing streams
the rhythmic ripples of lake and pond
pulsing, flowing, cresting
alchemic gift of sun and life
be water's glory and praise
oceans plea be it heard
within resounds
the Creator's WORD.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Chichester Canal, circa 1828, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775-1851.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Revealed ~ Haiku Reflection

PRESENCE of beauty
in line, shadow and light shown
soul, art, hand revealed.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

The Head of the Virgin in Three-Quarter View Facing Right, 1508-1512, Drawing, MediumBlack chalk, charcoal, and red chalk, with some traces of white chalk; some remains of framing outline in pen and brown ink at upper right (not by Leonardo), Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452 - 1519 Clos-Lucé [Cloux; near Amboise]).

Special Announcement:

Read the Review of The Wind and the Willow
Limited Edition Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781604744545
directly from Publish America.
Click on title, place title or my name in search bar of Publish America Entry Page
available also on line booksellers nationally and internationally
including Barnes and Noble and Amazon
Thank you for your order.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Franz Liszt Consolation No. 3

This Awakened Heart

The coolness of morning dew upon leaf
The gentle ripple of moving waters
The caress of soft winds
The feel of shimmering veils in sounds I hear
The embrace of each piano key
And known be this awakened heart.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Franz Liszt
Consolation No. 3

Liszt at the Piano, 1840, Oil on wood, Playing for Beethoven and surrounded by Hugo, Paganini, Rossini, Lamartine, Sand and Marie d'Agoult (seated on the floor), Josef Danhauser, 1805-1845, Source: Bridgeman Art Library.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Il vento e la rosa ~ The wind and the rose ~ a haiku offering

the wind and the rose
buds and bloom heed the wind's call

whispers of fragrance.

petals of presence
array of divinity

grace of creation.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

White Rose, Photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.

And so the music...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Special Roses ~ by Grace

At my front door there does grow
Two beautiful rose bushes in a row

Sweet candy is their special smell
Beauty is the story they tell

Thorny may their branches be
Careful, they do not hurt me

When the wind blows a rose in bloom
Petals upon the ground come real soon

I gather the petals and off they fly
Spreading their joy up to the sky

Upon the ground they do rest
Yes, the Rose, a flower I love the best.


Today, inspired by the rose bushes in bloom in her front yard, Grace, a six year old student, shared the delight of her pink roses with me, providing all that is presented here of her playful encounters with her special roses, and together the poem, "Special Roses" was created. Indeed a delight!

A full account at: APOGEE Learning: Teaching and that Seizable Moment

Rose Marie Raccioppi

"Bonica" Light Pink Roses Photo, David Beaulieu, Guide -

Friday, June 4, 2010


many a story
dance, wisdom, a vengeance told
wings of cranes enfold.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Bird in flight, Photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.

Thousand Cranes Peace Network - Crane Lore

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


The Iris in its gift of bloom
Emergent beauty in hues of splendor
Majestic grace in nature's array
Petals in sublime surrender.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Iris Garden, i-Phone Photo, Iris, PFR, Collectible Clicks,©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2010.
click on image for a beautifully enlarged image