Monday, January 16, 2017

The Blue Butterfly

The Blue Butterfly

In Memoriam ~ Roseanne DiPaolo

sounds of soaring spirit
the flutter of wings in heavenly flight
the delicate grace of a blue butterfly
out of the chrysalis emergent soul of beauty
so too our blessed ascension to BEING.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


This Presented at  Roseanne DiPaolo  memorial gathering on Sunday, January 15, 2017 with friends, family, all in heartfelt tribute. I was honored to present this at such a loving and spirited dedication. There are indeed so many she touched in her own special way heart to heart. 

click for larger views

Thursday, January 12, 2017


petals, embers of the rose
cast they be upon waters of the sea
their alluring fragrance flowing sweet

be they the nectar of the soulful heart 
from which memory shall not depart

each yet holds to blush and bloom
each from a vine of timeless creation
thorns tempered piercing no more

petals of what was and shall ever be
carried by the waters, the waters of the sea.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Cockle Shell… gifted to me …

as I hold this shell in hand 
felt are the many moons of time
the creating of waves at high tide
delicate yet firm, fragile yet strong
it speaks the silence and the roar of oceans
it holds the heart in stillness and passion
is this not an artifact of life and love itself
is this not the gift of waters vast and flowing
is this not the Creator’s offering of BEING
yes, whispers my soul… yes…

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Melodies of Mind...

Resounding be the pulsing visions
Echoes of melodies of  mind
Waves of thought and BEING held in heart
From which memories, love and longings bear their start
In tones and hues that call to the solitude of night
Be known the embrace, the melody of mind, the melody of light.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York

Melodies of Mind, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi,