Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day Tribute 2017...PEACE.. the heart in aspiration, the soul in knowing ...

Well Done
A Memorial Day Tribute 2017

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Well done
Be thou at PEACE

So be our prayers of love and praise this Memorial Day
For Our Veterans who have served in their own selfless  way

Heartfelt be these words and remembrances
Heartfelt be the sacrifices, the visions
Heartfelt be the freedoms and rights that prevail

’Tis the vision of freedoms and valor within souls that be
And known be our sons and daughters who have served from sea to sea

The cry of Freedom ever a blessed creed
Held by sacrifice and noble deed

Each life that was, NOW lives in God’s embrace sublime
Ever blessed be their souls in soaring grace divine

To Freedoms’ Call hearts in praise be heard
And so the spoils of victory and liberation’s word

No words  can explain the wages of war we do spend
But for the freedoms and rights we are to defend

Tears of lament and loss we do shed and share
Let us in heart know, in valor, souls soar high in God’s care

This gift of Life with vision blessed and bold
This the giving within each Veteran’s story told

Light beholden within our heart
From which love and freedom have their primordial start

Endured they battlefields of victory of plight
Through all held they freedom’s light

In homage to sons and daughters, husbands and wives
Hearts of purpose who have given their lives

Our dear ones who once filled our day
Their souls taken to another path, to the eternal way

Be there Peace, Brotherhood, Freedom, called in God’s name
And to each Veteran our blessings and acclaim

This day in word, in song, in tribute, honor be heard
The glory, the glory, the blessings, of Freedom’s Word.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, May 28, 2017

To the winds they dance...

Imagine the delight
 if we were to be in spontaneous expression 
of the words of heart felt lovingly 
moment to moment
we would be as the flowers
To the winds they dance 
to the light they praise
to the sun they bloom
holding to the glory and beauty 
of the ever present NOW.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

The Cinematic Orchestra - Arrival of the Birds

...and so too, I shall soar...

As I listened soulful tears came forth ... 
the depths of BEING so tenderly touched.

the pulsing heart in the grace of BEING 
the soaring soul known in the sounding of beauty 
hear I the whispers of the wind
chimes with secrets of light
waters in cresting waves of grace
within this heart all to place
such be the passions in spirit's flight 
such be the passions in spirit's flight.
Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York

Monday, May 22, 2017

...the receiving...the giving...

...the receiving...the giving...
this gift of time measured in each pulsing
this gift of breath in the receiving, the giving 
this gift of alchemy in the golden moment NOW
revel I in the presence of confidence
savor I in the blessed command of SELF
honor I in the passions of BEING
in the passions of BEING 
in the golden moment NOW.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, May 21, 2017

As the Sun sets this Sunday... Of BEING...


     Sparks of soul have lit aflame
          Fires of passions unbridled
               Visions of light and enchanted being
                    Sounds of savor sing spirit’s call
                        This moment eternal breath abides
                            The quest in the clutches of grace
                                The knowing in the domain of beauty
                                    The blessings in words of divinity
                                        The freedom as destiny in fulfillment
                                             The feel of BEING 
                                                  Of BEING
                                                       Of BEING
                                                             Of BEING.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Monday, May 15, 2017

S I M P L Y ...

This day in May, at this hour in Tappan, New York...

All holding to the light
Sweet sounding melody of rustling leaves
Dogwood blooms carried by the gentle winds
Lambent sky and a caressing warmth
Song birds alight in lilting song
Such be this NOW of grace
All holding to the light.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Marks to Proclaim


And what is this need
To make our mark
To leave our word
Symbols of the soul
Lines and forms
Upon surfaces vast
Of heart and hand
Be this the call 
Marks to proclaim
The Presence.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York