Sunday, April 30, 2017

T W I L I G H T ...

A beautifully spent Sunday, in reflection, in response, in the warmth of the sun, 
and in gratitude for what has been and what is...
Yes, the hour that has come to be...


the setting sun colors in celestial array
soon the twilight hour at this close of day
moments of change from day to night
ever yet the constant beckoning of light
the stars soon to sparkle in vistas above
the night to offer its guiding love
each moment of breath be it known
the receiving the giving in grace shown
the interface of NOW and change anew
blessings of BEING bequeathed to you
day night held as ONE in time
this the expression of the divine 
day begets night in its ardent vesper call
be ONE, be ONE, with the grace of ALL.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Town, in Celebration, in Tribute...

Past/Forward ~ Orangetown in Celebration
National Poetry Month Tribute April 28, 2017

Past... be this the Passion ~ Aspiration ~ Spirit ~ Treasures of breaths long gone ~ held in the memory of BEING.

Forward... be this the Faith, the Omnipresence ~ the Revelation ~ the Wondrous ~ the Aspiration ~ the Resurrection ~ the Deliverance ~ held in what IS.

It is the humanity that calls within the heart of a home, within an artifact is a vision, and intention, within a memory past, brought forward is the NOW.

A Home
Behold its walls

Held be the voices 
The dreams
Echoes of days past.

Held with the heart of a HOME...
the Harvest of a vision
the Oneness of purpose
the Manifest dream
the Eternal in the NOW.

We the keepers
We hold and speak our story
Gathered we are in acknowledgment
In celebration in humanity’s treasured glory 

Orangetown Rich in History
Rich with the treasures of settlements
With the vision of independence
With the knowing of freedom
With the glory of humanity

All that has come forth
All from the many yesterdays

And so in preservation’s name
Orangetown Rich in History makes its claim
Hold to the structures and artifacts of a day from a calendar past 

Welcome with reverence the memories and light they yet cast 
And what we allow to be, to stand
Is our grace and gratitude in knowing command
A history, a humanity, and so we hail
Orangetown Rich in History past/forward to prevail

We the keepers
We hold and speak our story
Embrace be time, humanity’s treasured glory.

Thank You.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

S P R I N G ... feel it with all its...

SPRING...feel it with all its...

                                                           Grace ... the art of BEING ...

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Words in Revelation

S A V O R the Blessings...

S A V O R the Blessings...

                              Resurrection ... soul's divine grace be known...

Rose Marie Raccioppi 

Poet Laureate

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Child Within Calls...

The child within calls to the T R I B E...

     where Truth rules
          where Revelation is prized
                where I AM is in presence
                      where Beauty is expression
                           where Evolution is life's behest...

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Words in Revelation

Image: Emanuel Dimitri Volakis

Saturday, April 15, 2017

...and so BE the risen light...

Very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared and they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.  
Luke 24:1,3


This BE in loving grace heard
And known was the TRUTH of HIS WORD
Peace, love and healing did HE bring
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, let us sing
With unerring FAITH within our hearts HE to live
And to this our ardent devotion shall we give.

H A P P Y ~ E A S T E R

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, (1825-1905), Le Saintes Femmes au Tombeau (The Holy Women at the Sepulcher) 
The Three Marys at the Tomb, Oil on Canvas, 1876.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 2017 ~ National Poetry Month... Celebration it is...past/forward in poetic dialogue...

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In Acknowledgment of National Poetry Month... I am asked what is my purpose as a Poet Laureate... I answer L I F E... to be known by our gifts, our needs, each letter, each word a journey, be it the Love that serves self and others, the Inspiration that speaks to heart and vision, the Freedom that defines our spirit, the Eternal ever present... Yes, an awakening to L I F E defines my purpose.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York