Sunday, September 30, 2018

This September Day... 🍂


September's last Sunday
The sun bright, the air pleasantly chilled
The sky a canvas of lambent blue
The quiver of grass green and lush
The dogwood tree in a crimson blush
High drifting clouds in graceful array
Such be the splendor of this September Day.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fires of SOUL...

A received call. a posted message, a song heard, words in revelation, praise shared, a visit, and the knowing in this moment ...

Fires of SOUL...
Awakened to the fires of soul
The vision, the quest, the fulfilled goal
The passion of SELF in this moment NOW
The unfolding, the sounding, the expressive vow
Within this pulsing heart of mine
Feel I the blessed, the supernal divine
A life onto me in union conceived
In each breath of BEING a gift perceived
And so this the eternal moment real
The splendor of SELF ne'er conceal
And I in grace and gratitude sublime
Savor the spirit, the SOUL mine.

Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli - Fall On Me

As I watched the years of love shared flash before me... these here presented, and those of my own heart, tears of love and gratitude donned my cheeks... the flow of time, the flow of grace, the flow of the love and splendor of this presentation of, "Fall on Me." Indeed, father Andrea Bocelli, and son Matteo Bocelli, BRAVO!! Love it is…

And when I listen anew... the growing of each of my three sons was brought to the NOW in such soaring splendor... the language of the soul speaking love, time, and BEING. This known heart to heart. Thank YOU for bringing me to such a sacred place of gratitude. Yes, Andrea and Matteo.. you have each gifted me with your divine knowing and love.  

[Verse 1: Matteo Bocelli]
I thought sooner or later
The lights up above
Will come down in circles and guide me to love
But I don't know what’s right for me
I cannot see straight
I've been here too long and I don't want to wait for it
Fly like a cannonball, straight to my soul
Tear me to pieces
And make me feel whole
I’m willing to fight for it and carry this weight
But with every step
I keep questioning what it's true

[Chorus: Matteo Bocelli]
Fall on me
With open arms
Fall on me
From where you are
Fall on me
With all your light
With all your light
With all your light

[Verse 2: Andrea Bocelli]
Presto una luce ti illuminerà
Seguila sempre, guidarti saprà
Tu non arrenderti, attento a non perderti
E il tuo passato avrà senso per te
Vorrei che credessi in te stesso, ma sì
In ogni passo che muoverai qui
È un viaggio infinito
Sorriderò se
Nel tempo che fugge mi porti con te

English Translation Verse 2: Andrea Bocelli
Soon a light will illuminate you
Always follow her, guide you will know
You do not give up, be careful not to lose yourself
And your past will make sense to you
I would like you to believe in yourself, but yes
In every step you move here
It is an infinite journey
I will smile if
In the fleeing time you take me with you

[Chorus: Both]
Fall on me
Fall on me
Fall on me
Finché vorrai
Finché vorrai
Finché vorrai
Finché vorrai

[Bridge: Both]
I close my eyes
And I'm seeing you everywhere
I step outside
It's like I'm breathing you in the air
I can feel you're there

[Chorus: Both]
Fall on me
Fall on me
Fall on me
With all your light
With all your light
With all your light

A Father, A Son, "Fall on Me..."

The gift of life and days of grace
Love shared within heart's place
The tender, the tender touch of time
Be these of blessings known divine
A voice that sings the soul in praise
And by a son has lived devoted days.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

The Night Claimed

the night claimed
by the sweet savor of silence
by the serene solitude of self
by the brilliance of a star from afar
by colors in majestic array
by the quest of the coming dawn
by moments, by breaths 
by slumber's embracing enfold
the night claimed.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

The Night, Watercolor, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi,

Monday, September 24, 2018

A WEB to Spin…

As a Consultant/Therapist… when listening to the expressed need of a person, hear I, the resolve… 
a poetic dialogue ensues in heart… and so it is...

A WEB to Spin…

From deep hurt and loss a web to spin
In threads of anguish caught her heart within
Soulful reflection and resolve to proclaim
In forgiveness and faith to call God’s name
To feel the knowing, the purpose, the plan
Ever God’s gift to life, woman and man
Free be her heart and lamenting soul
In glory she to live life’s goal
Entanglements need not confining be
She to hold to life’s decree
The beauty of a spider’s web be it known
For the intent fulfilled and the artistry shown
So too, within our hearts threads of time, people and place
And within a web we may so place
Yet each thread is created anew to interweave
So too, with each thought we bear to conceive
Within these threads of creation and time
Behold the magic, the mystery, the wondrous divine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Image: Flickr: Spiderweb, Ultra Sonic Photograpy.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Autumn Jewels...

'tis the season of change that calls its name
behold these first jewels of autumn
touches of amber, crimson, russet and gold
'tis the season of colors majestic, bright and bold
the warming sun the air crisp
lambent sky of blue
the gems of Creation bequeathed onto you
a deep sigh and felt is the Creator's loving grace
in this moment bounty of time to place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Thank You 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tribute 9/11

This delivered in Tribute last evening at the 
Orangetown, New York,  Memorial Ceremony

click for larger view

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


what be these lessons at hand
what is it that lies at heart's command
what TRUTH be masked by deception's call
what beckons from the spirit of ALL
what shadows upon light yet prevail
what is this din that echoes travail
the fear, the doubt, 'tis not your soul true
'tis but illusion cast upon you
deceit's binding cloak now to be ever shed
from TRUTH within soul let thee be led
beauty expressed in blessed word and artful deed
YOU the light and power of TRUTH in living creed.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Monday, September 3, 2018

... L O V E ...

L O V E… this the lament
this the longing
this the lure
this the levity
the haunting call to heart
the savor of soul
know I its grace 
as I hold a rose in hand 
as delicate petals unfold
as the fragrance of its existence fills time
as I behold the soaring flight of the butterfly 
as branch and bow hold strong
embracing each season of change
as the alchemic sun warms
as the winds speak their secrets 
as the waters ebb and flow
as the dark night bears stars that shimmer
as each new dawning greets my awakening
as the breath is 
the pulsing the passion 
the receiving the giving
it is the embrace of a YOU 
of  a YOU  
the YOU of ALL
YOU… the Yielding, the One, the Unity… 
and so LOVE is known… is known… is known.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York