Sunday, August 26, 2018

Following the Coppers...

Following the Coppers…

His focused, discerning lens of light
Catching moments in stillness, moments in flight
Form, structure, color, beauty to behold
The glory of Creation’s story be it told
Wings that flutter in soaring splendor divine
Touched be this abiding soul, abiding soul mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown New York

Following the Coppers, Bronze Copper Butterflies, Rick Bunting, 
Nature Photographer Extraordinaire, 2018.

Friday, August 24, 2018

80 be the times around...

When one lives with purpose fulfilled...
years continue to be the NOW of JOY...

80 be the times around...

The youth of years I do feel
JOY and grace ne'er conceal
Time brings counsel divine
To this abiding soul of mine
Hold wise I the way of the heart
From love's embrace ne'er depart
This day in blessings of light and love
Feel I the wondrous of heavens above
On this earth in gratitude I do live
Blessed I am to receive, to give.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate 
Orangetown, New York

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Majesty's Calling...

Rick Bunting, Nature Photographer Extraordinaire, has captured the soaring flight, and the mating dance of the Bronze Copper Butterfly.  He states that the "engagement begins with the couple facing each other.” 

Majesty’s Calling...

So telling is the flight and fancy of the butterfly
In splendor it soars to bloom and vistas high
It faces its mate in nature’s array
To bring majesty’s calling to this hour, this day
With grandeur its wings in flutter be known
Creation’s glory in grandeur lovingly shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Thank You Bob Johnson for passing this on.

Monday, August 20, 2018

In Celebration of the 90th Birthday ~ Aunt Rose it is!

In Celebration of Aunt Rose... her 90th Birthday... words in tribute... smiles of delight heart to heart.
Happy 90th Birthday to Aunt Rose
For an Aunt ever special ever dear
With love known throughout many a year
This your day of birth in celebration
To you blessings in dedication
With loving gratitude for all we have come to share
For each gesture of loving care
Time may pass on yet memories do last
Upon this heart sweet visions cast
Joy wished beyond measured time
This for Aunt Rose known as mine
Joy for each day anew
Blessings and God’s grace onto you.

Rose Marie
August 18, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The A R T I S T

A meeting with an ARTIST... words, visions, experiences brought forth... I listened, and heard the depths of purpose, the quest for fulfillment, the barriers perceived, seen is the genius, seen is the beauty, seen is the truth... and so I write...


Grant not power to these demons of dark
Hush hush their haunts erase their mark
Be free of judgments and reprisals cruel
Truth and Spirit of Self in light anew to rule
Addict me not to a false quieting of the pain I feel
Make the liberation from a shadowed self a beauty real
Mask not these agonies of the abiding soul
No longer allow deception to demand a toll
Pay not the price of life relegated to sorrow
Live the promise held within each tomorrow
Depression be not a donned cloak of despair
Hold the Faith yet borne of God's loving care
The gift of life and power of will in your story be told
Hail each breath, the cleansing, 'tis the alchemist's gold.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Heed the call, the plea, the petition ... BEYOND all oppression be there known...
                                Deliverance... from the roots the grace of bloom anew... 

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Bloom Anew, Photo: ©RMR Collectible Clicks, 2018….
delights within a dinning room.
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