Sunday, April 27, 2014

An Amber Stone Gifted To Me...

What be this stone I hold in hand
Feel I its welcomed strength and command
What be this brilliance of golden light I see
What power of PRESENCE does it decree
What be the warmth of the sun known
Held within this brilliant amber stone
Be it the jewel of time in hand to place
Be it the nectar of evergreen, a treasure of grace

Be it of the guiding spirit of light
Holding the gold of green ever bright.

In gratitude,

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York

Amber, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2014.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

National Poetry Month ~ April, 2014 ~ POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

National Poetry Month ~ April 2014

"Words are things, and a small drop of ink
falling like dew upon a thought
produces that which makes
thousands, perhaps millions, think."

Lord Byron, 1788-1824

Words, those markers of thought, sounding within us, hanker for expression. Words, those marks upon paper, our own or that of another find their meaning within us. A poem, its meter, its rhythm, its rhyme, its structure, its pulse, calls for our attentive consideration. Within the words, the line, the totality of a poem, we to find meaning, inspiration, an accord, a resolve and yes, another question. 

WORDS words

words for prayer words for play
for the faith and frolic of our day
for the politician's power quest
words chosen thought to be best
words that conjure thoughts of freedom, the held ideal
words to affirm a continued and favored appeal
words of the lovers passionate and sweet
to assure affectionate embraces when they do meet
words to praise and hold gratitude true
gems and jewels when bestowed upon you
words of inspiration holding to nature's grace
to bring us to another time another place
words of faith, vision and quest
within each held life's behest
the poet's game to choose words well
to touch those chambers where heart and soul dwell.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996,
National Poetry Month
is now held every April to celebrate poetry
and its place in American culture.

Celebrate National Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 24, 2014!

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month
then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.


select a favored poem, copy/print, pocket and share!

Still life with books and a globe, Jan Davidsz de Heem, (Utrecht 1606 - 1683/84 Antwerp),
Signed and dated on the book at the centre:
Johannes / de Heem / Fecit Anno / 1628

This signed Still life with books and a globe of 1628 dates from the Leiden period of Jan Davidsz de Heem, generally regarded as one of the most important and multifaceted still-life painters of the Golden Age. De Heem painted six further still lifes with books while in Leiden, where he had settled in or before 1625.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother Earth ~ In Loving Tribute...

Mother Earth

Mother Earth her nurture in blessings known
Embraced by the warming sun
By vistas of light majestic
The moon, the stars and galaxies afar
Mother Earth her flowing waters 
Streams, rivers, oceans, seas
Mountains, valleys, fields of grace
Bounty and beauty, within our hearts to place
In revelations and callings devine
Her Spirit ever in present time
The NOW of her wondrous gifts she to give
And WE nourished by Her will to live.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Monday, April 21, 2014

Earth Day ~ 2014

Inspired Spirit and Blessings shall prevail
There is Love beyond travail
That knowing faith within heart
From which a questing peace has its start
A vision beyond the perceived despair
So be our wondrous destiny in God's care
Light and TRUTH be they the resounding plea
Over our lands from sea to sea
Gather our thoughts and a new vision clear
Beyond all illusions beyond all fear.

Ravage not the land nor sea
Heed the echoed cry and plea
Heard in the crashing wave and thunderous sky
In valleys, plains and mountains high
Hold this Earth in reverent care
Protect our gifts of water and air
Take not in abuse a mineral or gem
Behold the wonder of each bloom, leaf and stem
Trees to flourish, 'tis bounty's call
The knowing grace of Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Earth, animals, a you, a me
Nurture wise and abundance be.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April ~ National Poetry Month... Words...

a memory, a vision, with words convey
the happenings of now and a yesterday
days past, days present, and days yet to BE
words, an exchange of heart to you from me.

In Celebration of 
National Poetry Month

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Thursday, April 3, 2014

WE are ever the CELEBRATION...

WE are ever the CELEBRATION
Beyond the din of the media
Beyond the reported tragedies 
Beyond the loss and lament 
There be the SPIRIT of BEING
There be the BREATH of Life
In CELEBRATION of Faith, Trust, Truth, Beauty, Love 
YES, CELEBRATE... each letter sounding to heed the 

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Awakened Faith, APOGEE Vibrational Art,
©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2014.
The Sounding Light Collection available in Fine Art Prints
 via custom order
peruse all the works posted
you are sure to find one or many that pleases you

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


In Celebration of April, National  Poetry Month, 2014  

DANCE the WORD... 

as a poet,  I have been told I, 

" the word..." 

 W O R D 

Wondrous Omnipresence Revelation Divine ... 

this be the DANCE of the Poet... 

Deliverance Aspiration Nurturance Creation Eternal... 

the celebration of BEING.

Rose Marie Raccioppi,
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York  

And this I shall... in a poetry presentation scheduled this evening at the 
New City Library, New City, New York... 
Orangetown Poet Laureate, 
Rose Marie Raccioppi, 
as a featured poet of distinction 
in Celebration of National Poetry Month, April, 2014.