Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tides of Time - A New Year... Onto family and friends near and far

The tides of time ever they be
Hearts to hearts across many a sea
Each moment past and yet to come
With God's Will all shall be done
And we in love's embrace across a distant vast
Our grace be ever in blessings cast
Upon the sands of time love be known
Upon our souls love be shown.


Monday, December 21, 2015


A PATH of LIGHT to welcome our love
This from the depths of self and the heavens above
A PATH of GLORY be it known
This from the love within and in joy shown
A PATH of BEING to define blessings and grace
This from the pulsing within heart’s place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Path of Light, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2015.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Dance

The Dance
This ever present calling of the word
’Tis the heart that hearkens to be heard
Words that sing the soul in splendor and silence divine
This the dance of pen upon paper mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo Credit:

Friday, December 11, 2015


awakened to the voice of the wind
a calling to dance the silence
a calling to heed the whispers of the heart
this moment of breath in life's embrace
this moment of BEING in PRAISE.


Awakened, APOGEE Vibrational Art , ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2015,

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Rose Marie Raccioppi

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Every W O R D...

Every word, by virtue of its sounding 
and silent letters, 
calls to heart its meaning. 
And those words of pain, 
prejudice, judgment, reproach, 
speak their letters 
with a sounding resolve, 
a call for transformation 
and truth of BEING. 


Monday, December 7, 2015

Thyself In Glory

From deep hurt and loss a web to spin
In threads of anguish caught this heart within
Soulful reflection and resolve to proclaim
In forgiveness and faith call God’s name
To feel the knowing, the purpose, the plan
Ever God’s gift to life and man
Free be this heart and lamenting soul
Thyself in glory to live life’s goal.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Inspired by one who freed herself of her web spun.

Image: Flickr: Spiderweb, Ultra Sonic Photograpy.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Neil Diamond - BE... this Birth Eternal...

"...wings of dreams.." BE... Birth Eternal
 "... in search of the voice that is silent..." 
feel the heart, live the spirit 
BE the soul…
 Rose Marie Raccioppi

On a painted sky
Where the clouds are hung
For the poet's eye
You may find him
If you may find him
On a distant shore
By the wings of dreams
Through an open door
You may know him
If you may
As a page that aches for a word
Which speaks on a theme that is timeless
And the one God will make for your day
As a song in search of a voice that is silent
And the sun
God will make for your way
And we dance
To a whispered voice
Overheard by the soul,
Undertook by the heart
And you may know it
If you may know it
While the sand would become the stone
Which begat the spark
Turned to living bone
Holy, holy
Sanctus, sanctus
As a page that aches for a word
Which speaks on a theme that is timeless
While the one God will make for your day
As a song in search of a voice that is silent
And the one God will make for your way.

Heartfelt words of Neil Diamond

This In Presentation... Camp Shanks Restoration Project, The Designation of Eagle Scout, Marco Amendola... IN VALOR...

In Valor

With Freedom's call, valor in praise be heard 
For the spoils of victory and liberation's word 
Hushed be the oppressive cry in anguish known
With Faith and noble deed in valor shown
This the dedication of those with freedom's vision held clear
Our gratitude to the sons and daughters whose sacrifices we ever to hold dear
It has been said no words can explain the wages of war we do spend
But for the freedoms and rights we are to defend
For those given to liberation and freedom's call
Blessed Be they who have given their All 
So let us with open hearts and grace
Live the divinity of gratitude within heart's place
Tears with loss of life we do shed and share
Yet know that in valor, souls soar high ever in God's embrace and care.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Camp Shanks Museum
Orangeburg, New York

Saturday, November 14, 2015

La Republique...

The beauty, the artistry, the justice, 
the love of the FRENCH people 
will ever be Blessed... 

In prayerful devotion

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fall This Day in Tappan, New York...

Rain filled skies
Leaves in quiet repose
Hushed tones of gold and brown
The spoils of Fall to bless the ground.

Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


A Yellow Ribbon

The loss of a loved one ever so real
The pain, the lament, tears beyond conceal
The vision of rightful freedom held within heart
From which Veterans with valor do not depart
Many a war has time come to see
Ever held be the right to live free
This day in homage to lives now in heaven’s embrace
Each life, each memory within our hearts we place
And to those who serve may the vision be ever justly clear
YOU IN HONOR, for the freedoms you defend and hold dear 
Be it of gratitude and praise, a yellow ribbon upon a tree
For all that is given by so many that we may yet live free.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November's Story... setting, Tappan, New York...

Deep russet brown and touches of gold
This be November's story this day told
Glimmer of green
In grass be seen
As soft winds and setting light
Bring many a leaf to take to flight
Blanket of leaves cover the ground
Rustling be their special sound
'Tis a twilight moment gifted to me
This season of time from blessings BE.

Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Friday, November 6, 2015


Moment of FREEDOM, passion in expression, light and shadow in complement, strokes of color in rapturous gratitude… yes, the moment of CANCER NO MORE… This a painting that dons the entry wall of the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Room. A welcoming to confront, to resolve, to the ultimate in wellbeing. The SELF in honor of SELF…

the body may be ravaged and feeling pain
yet there be a deeper knowing beyond the inane
the spirit holds to freedom and flight
passions yet to be expressed hold to the light
a palette of color and a canvas await
brush and strokes lay open a gate
oppression's daunting echoes silenced they be
when willful be the Spirit set free
'tis this moment of freedom that beckons and makes its call
and known be the guiding hand of the ALL.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York
APOGEE Acu-Tone™

Moment of Freedom, Watercolor, APOGEE Art, Abstract, , ©Rose Marie Raccioppi,

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

And so it IS...

The grace of time in seasons be known
Colors in brilliant array in October be shown
Such gems of beauty in leaves of gold
Alchemic be a story told
Ruby red and bright orange in lavish array
Divinity to paint the day.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo Credit: John Raheb, 2015.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The WARRIOR Within

The WARRIOR Within

Pulsing sounding of heart
Breath and life ne’er depart
Reaching, grasping quest be known
The cry, the call for love be shown
Tenderness and care, constant be the refrain
Life and destiny calling its claim
Heed well the need, the desire
For expressed be the passion and fire
The questing soul holds to light divine
Beyond all constraint, all confine
The WARRIOR Within sounds liberation’s plea
The SELF, the SELF, the conceived destiny.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Founder/ Director
APOGEE Paradigm™

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Such Be the Gift

Such Be the Gift 

Touches of crimson on the dogwood tree
'Tis the play of color in this season to be
Each leaf holds glimmers of gold
Within, the story of days be told
'Tis Summer's end, hail to the Autumn anew
Treasures of color in many a hue
Such be the gift of tree and time
The breath of beauty, the pulse sublime.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 

Crimson Upon Dogwood, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2015.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The night... the dream... the creation ...

The night... the dream... the creation ... the flow of color upon the canvas ... 
the soaring of spirit within the heart ... and so...

cosmic crown of consciousness
light of the Omnipresent
reign I in the Kingdom of SELF
galaxies alchemic, majesty eternal.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Cosmic Crown, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2015.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Gifted to me...

Gifted to me a garden flower with love
And held be the beauty of earth and the light above
Petals of divine color and gentle grace
This splendor of BEING within my heart to place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate

The beauty of the garden flowers you gifted me with hold much love and light. Here is a photo, taken yesterday of one, yet fresh and, indeed a bloom of beauty, onto you along with a HUG.
LOVED you are dear Jaci Carl.

Garden Flower, Jaci, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2015.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Counsel of TIME

I AM this moment PAST
I AM this moment NOW
For what ever was IS
Embrace I the pain, the pleasure
Appreciate I the awareness, the aspiration
Feel I the soaring, the silence sweet
Live I its trials, its TRUTH, its treasure of BEING
I AM this moment PAST
I AM this moment NOW
I AM all TIME...

Poet Laureate

Photo Credit: Jack Dagley

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Sounding Sea Within ~ as featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Body Magazine...

The Implacable Sea

Live I the implacable sea
A flowing spirit lies within
Know I the tides of change
This the cresting wave of BEING.
thoughts that probe the depths of existence
waves that crest the longings of the heart
oceans that flow with the knowing grace of soul
perceptions from time eternal
this inner call that echoes from the core of self
ever present passion, quest, a knowing divinity
listen, heed the resounding implacable sea within
the light of mind, the sounding of heart, the PRESENCE of BEING.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate

Monday, July 6, 2015

In Accord... TOTEMS of SELF... Consciousness and BEING...

a natural object or animal believed to have spiritual significance and adopted as an emblem.


If indeed I am the RAM, opposition holds no fear
If a FROG, I am confident in my transformation
If a DOVE, I know the power of peace
If a ROBIN. I am itself splendor
If a TIGER, I am protection
If a HAWK, I am the soaring flight
If an EAGLE, I live freedom's quest
And as ROSE MARIE, I am passion's flower of the sea...

TOTEMS... TOTEMS...ONE and All I BE...


What longing lore of love do your petals enfold
Your sweet seductive fragrance I to behold
Bloom in rapture and radiant red array
The kiss of waters upon your petals lay.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Rose, Photograph, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2015.