Thursday, February 28, 2013

... to one and all... Aladdin's Lamp in Hand

as a youth with Aladdin's Lamp in hand
to lands near and far upon command
a magic carpet and there I in imagination be
over land, mountains, lakes, ocean and sea
and now magical travels through cyberspace
such adventures within this heart I to place
gathered be blogger friends along travel's way
to one and all be there wishes for a light filled day.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Image Re: JazzWax

... and so heard... Call to Heart

words and visions be they the start
from which pen and paper call to heart
the poet seizes precious moments in time
offers verse free, or with meter and rhyme
upon surfaces vast so does the poet place
words as sounding soul and expressive grace.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Image: WORDS...words, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi.

Poetry is not an opinion expressed.
It is a song that rises from a bleeding wound
or a smiling mouth. 

Kahlil Gibran

Monday, February 25, 2013

All In Grace ... ... and so Nature's mood captured in its changing light and beauty...

nature's mood the rain to come our way
clouds embrace the sun and darkened be the day
lambent be the blue that yet bears the light
and there soars the wings in skyward flight
shadowed upon the ground in silhouette splendor
to the rains to come all in grace surrender.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Its about to rain, Photo: Zak Brown.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Andrea Bocelli Canto Della Terra (English Lyrics)

...words and images... 
our Earth our Souls
the SUN within
sings light and love...

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Friday, February 22, 2013

Andrea Bocelli - Canto della Terra [Live] (English lyrics translation)

Resounding Heart

When I first heard. "Canto della Terra,"   I was taken by its beauty so completely, 
 tears of celebration, tears of spirit, tears of deep gratitude flowed,
 a sea of cresting waves of emotion felt,
 as Andrea's singing held my heart captive.


Thursday, February 21, 2013


Photo, Zak Brown, ©2013.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Weathered Mighty Oak... too soon gone...

Tomorrow my loving towering oak tree is to be taken down. It has been my companion with each season of change for the last 46 years, a symbol of the strength and grace I have been blessed to live. Recent storms have been more than this mighty oak has been able to bear. Limbs have been lost to the ravages of the storms. The loss of this loving oak is painfully sad, the memories are heartfelt joy.
and so...
Weathered Mighty Oak
too soon gone

Deep rooted and held
Your branches like arms reach out
From the heart and depths of earth
Weathered mighty oak
Of many known moons
Healed from the wounds
Of harsh seasons past
Strong, deliberate
Confident in your determined pose
Enfolding the winds and light
The ravages of storms 
Beyond your endurance has come
Saddened I be with  your presence no more
Within my  heart be our shared memories ever more.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Weathered Mighty Oak, Photo: Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2013.

 It is beautifully silhouetted in this evening sky
heard are the strong winter winds
  seen is the graceful dancing motion of its branches
 It is as if it is taking its last curtain call.
and so

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

In Haiku Reflection ~ Behold...

In Haiku Reflection...


the grandeur of grace
vibrant and delicate blooms

triune to behold.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo name: Three
About the photographer:
Valentina, Italian fine art photographer.
Photographs explore the world with its infinite details and nature with its inexplicable beauty.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Encounters of Expression...

...encounters of expression...

At one time the word 'art' referred to 'being.' As it may have been asked, "Who art thou?" (archaic 2nd person singular present of be). I see each life as a palette of possibilities, of potentialities, of pas
sion, of power, to be held in awe, in reverence, in celebration, in fulfillment. The artist holds true to these expressions, and so brings these ever present quests to each artful encounter, be it painting, poetry, sculpture, architecture, literature, dance, drama, theater... staging, exhibiting, sharing, purpose fulfilled. With each experience, each perception, our senses engaged, our feeling and knowing defined, our spirit touched. Rose Marie Raccioppi

"The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth, which sweeps you along in his passion. The pain passes, the beauty remains." Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Beyond, APOGEE Vibrational Art, © Rose Marie Raccioppi,

Saturday, February 16, 2013

...and so known... SELF ~ ONE ~ ALL

Presence within the depths of soul
Presence within the chambers of heart
So BE this grace of blessings divine
Within the rapture of each breath mine
This breath of SELF within to call
The ecstasy of ONE of ALL.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Ecstasy of St. Teresa, 1647-52, Marble, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome,
 Gianlorenzo Bernini, 1598-1680.

Friday, February 15, 2013

...the warming sun... the melting snow...days of a New York winter... Libation's Grace

torrential rain, mounds of falling snow
onto the receiving earth below
libation's grace upon land, farm and field
all to Spring's bloom and envisioned yield
earth and root so nourished they be
quiver of grass, the reach of the oak tree
libation be it present and ever so sweet
for the heavens and earth do lovingly meet
gift of the seasons with time ever unfold
feel I the touch of Spring's story yet to be told.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Libation's Grace, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2013. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

...and so there be LOVE...

We in a myriad of ways reach out to one another in 

Truth, Beauty and Goodness. 

So on this Valentine's Day, 2013,  

let us know that WE, by our very nature, are in 


 known, shared, and perceived. 

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Monday, February 11, 2013

The ALL of ALL

I AM the ALL of ALL
the breath of BEING
the inhalation the exhalation
the rippling waters of the stream
the cresting wave of the ocean
the rising and setting sun
the ebb and flow of the tides
the seed the flower in bloom
the passion the rapture all sensibilities
ever in receipt ever in giving.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

The Birth of Venus, Italian: Nascita di Venere, from 1483 until 1485, Sandro Botticelli. 1445-1510.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Winter's Cloak

Winter's Cloak

dressed in mounds of snow this day
white abounds in lavish array
winter's cloak in full delight
sparkle it does in noon day light.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Winter's Cloak, Photos, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2013.

Friday, February 8, 2013

It is happening in Tappan, New York right now...brrrrrrrr....

chilling winds from north at play
many a tree in frenetic sway
winter angels busy busy they be
dusting snow as far as I do see
a gossamer veil with winds do blow
and carried be the falling snow
branch and bough all dressed in white
snow crystals and sparkles of light.

Warms hugs my friends...much love...

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 

Snow, Tappan, NY, Photo, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2013.


... within slumber's chambers...


night be the journey to vistas vast and far
to cosmic clouds and a brilliant distant star

stellar winds and folds of majestic light
I within slumber's chambers held in Orion's light.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 

LL Ori and the Orion Nebula, Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 the morning hour...My Sight to the Lambent Sky

demanding are the many tasks at hand
a perception, a plan, action in command
intention and focus be the call of the day
the gift of time and a knowing provide the way
how sweet when vision is newly held clear
when the din of despair is silenced and gone the fear
how comforting is this moment's embrace
when within heart, love the soul does place
how knowing is this Spirit's call
when resounding with the grace of ALL
and as I cast my sight to the lambent sky
feel I the beauty of the moving clouds up so high
the lithe bamboo touched by the gentle winds that blow
breath, faith, 'tis all that I need now know
the day by Nature's plan shall unfold
and I to be led by the Divine WORD ever told.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Lambent Sky, Photo, PFR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2013.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

...this morning awake... As SELF Known

compliance gives way to creative freedom
restriction gives way to expansive understanding
confinement gives way to total liberation
doubt gives way to boundless faith
judgement gives way to BEING
DIVINE FRENZY the breath of soul
spirit winds aflame
cloak of mortal clothing shed
flaring breath of soul as SELF known.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

.and so the starseed BEINGS be known within Earth realms...
... indeed DIVINE FRENZY...

Divine Frenzy, Watercolor, Rose Marie Raccioppi,

Monday, February 4, 2013

alchemic... Golden Light

golden light of soul be this moment's decree
the silence of PRESENCE pulses within me
beyond all loss, pain, darkness and despair
ever the endowment of CREATION, light and care
to this rapture of faith and love I willingly succumb
to this golden light of  life I, ALL, ONE.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 

Awakened Faith, Image, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2013. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Beyond My Will

...libation sweet...

Beyond My Will

The moon shall wax and wane and so shall rise the sun
Beyond my will it shall be done
Beyond my will Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
Trees in constant change, new, growing, majestic, towering tall
Beyond my will waves shall crest, the tides shall ebb and flow
From many directions winds to ever blow
Beyond my will these gifts of nature be mine
And I in the embrace of gratitude divine
And with thy will all be in soul known
Love of the Creator, heart's willful quest ever shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Libation, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2013.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Markers ~ Winter Melody the north wind blows...


Seasons, moons, measures of time
Markers to define moments mine
The snow a gossamer veil and blanket to be
Quiet is its touch gentle upon me
A calling silence I hear with each step I take

As I look behind 'tis my path in snow I make
Rippling waves of wind, untempered, untamed
From a direction it is so named
Wild and possessing winds that enfold
The story of the North Wind here told
Seasons, moons, measures of time
Markers to define moments mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 

Markers ~ Winter Melody, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2013.