Saturday, April 20, 2019

Blessings, Love and Praise...




Blessings, Love and Praise... Be still and know I AM... 

Psalm 46:10 New International Version (NIV) 
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

  ... to be STILL is to be in the embrace of 
Spirit, Truth, I AM, Love, Light, 
in this quest of breath ... 

 Called for is the awakening to the LIGHT... 
                        to the Love, 
                                 to the AM, 
                                          to the Grace, 
                                                    to the Harmony, 
                                                              to the Truth... 
of breath of BEING
 heart to heart.

~

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Upon Awakening...




I, upon awakening greeted with delight
The full bloom of a Rose in the morning light
Magenta beauty in petals luxuriant and bold
And known was a story in silence told
The room alight with resplendent color divine
Such be this sweet sweet awakening mine.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Full Bloom of a Rose, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Yellow and Violet...


'Tis the Season's story told
Spring beauty to behold
Yellow and violet in joyful array
Creation's gift of grace this very day.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

 Yellow and Violet, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.


This be SPRING...


Rooted, holding to Earth 
Free in its awakening bud and bloom
Behold petals of the Creator's grace
Within the pulse of heart beauty to place
Leaves newly lush and ever so green
This be SPRING within light lovingly seen.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


This be Spring, Photo: CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

SHANKS LEGACY ~ V-E Day ~ A Happening at the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives


Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 
Presenter



Opening event 
SHANKS LEGACY
Exhibit Viewing Hours 


There she is... 2019 and there she was... 1945...New York City gal during Word War II... In presentation at the SHANKS LEGACY, Historical Museum Opening Event today... April 13, 2019... delivered words in tribute to OUR VETERANS, and what it was like in 1945 for, "This little girl..."


• click for larger view •

The artifacts of WW II, the photos bringing memories to the NOW, the music of the 40's bringing back smiles, dance steps, tears, and gratitude for freedoms won. Accolades, superlatives, and heartfelt appreciation for such an impressive ORANGETOWN HISTORIC MUSEUM and ARCHIVES presentation. An experience of such significance awaits you. Public Welcomed...


~ and on the Friday Evening of April 26 ~

Orangetown Historic Museum and Archives 
• Wine, Cheese, and Poetry Night •
 SHANKS LEGACY Evening Event
April 26 from 6 to 7:30 PM

845-398-1302 ~ otownmuseum@optonline.net

 DePew House

196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg, NY

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Orangeburg Library and the Orangetown Historic Museum and Archives at the DePew House. Suggested donation is $5.00. Enjoy a glass of wine and a special look into the poetry and music of the 1940's along with a tour of the museum's current exhibit - SHANKS LEGACY. 

Orangetown's Poet Laureate
 Rose Marie Raccioppi
will read poems in reflection of 
WW II and in Tribute to OUR VETERANS.
Music by Lounge Zotica 3000
~

Friday, April 12, 2019

A cup of tea...a deep breath... a pause speaks its truth...



...and so it is...
                    N A T U R E...
                                        the Nurturance of time
                                           the Aspiration of beauty
                                              the TRUTH of creation
                                                 the Unity of grace
                                                    the Revelation of form
                                                       the Eternal ...
... in seedlings of BEING.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

HAIL to OUR VETERANS ... Tribute, Honor, Proclamation...


A poetic Tribute to OUR VETERANS in presentation... Receipt of a Proclamation Honoring my contributions to the Town of Orangetown, New York, as Poet Laureate, April, National Poetry Month 2019.
This Evening, April 9, 2019, 7:30 PM, at the Orangetown Town Hall, Orangeburg, New York, a poetic tribute was delivered with prayers and condolences for the families, loved ones, and friends, of the three US Marines killed in the roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan,  on Monday, April 8, 2019. 

HAIL to OUR VETERANS 
click for a larger view


Thank You to the Orangetown Town Board:
Jerry Bottari, Thomas Diviny, Denis Troy, Paul Valentine,
 and for the leadership of Chris Day, Supervisor, 
in bringing this honor forward.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Rose Marie Raccioppi in presentation


Bestowed Proclamation


A ROSE yet blooms...




A ROSE yet blooms...

shocking be the news
this ROSE yet blooms
misunderstood be the views
this ROSE yet blooms
deception and deceit
this ROSE yet blooms
pesticides and toxins
this ROSE yet blooms
lawsuits and trials
this ROSE yet blooms
chaos and disasters
this ROSE yet blooms
pain and loss 
this ROSE yet blooms
Creation's bounty ours to hail
beyond all illusion
truth and beauty ever to prevail
t'is the way of The Creator to call to soul
the bounty in praise and so paid be the toll.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


A ROSE, CAR, Collectible Clicks, @Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019

An added word...

And there it is... the beauty, the delicate touch, and too, the thorns... one is to be respectful of what it is they choose to hold to... be it a trauma, an experience, that can rip through the core of our BEING. Go gentle with SELF... awaken to the beauty and the sacred call of consciousness that dwells deep for our awareness, our reflection, our resolve, our release from that which yet pierces through our pretense. This the way of the WINNING WARRIOR... the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Paradigm.




Sunday, April 7, 2019

Alchemy of Light



Behold this chorus of light
Daffodils in bloom golden bright
Embrace they the warming sun
Creation and Beauty be they one
Delicate petals of color ever so bold
This the Word of Spring be it told 
Daffodils at my door in splendor and praise 
The alchemy of light of early Spring days.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Alchemy of Light, Photo, CAR, Collectible Clicks, @Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.


Friday, April 5, 2019

At my door in Tappan, New York



Behold a bloom of Spring this very day
A white jewel in treasured array
A crocus illumed by the Sun divine
Touched be our hearts by beauty sublime.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Photo: Collectible Clicks, CAR, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

And this THE MOMENT..


And this THE MOMENT..
hear, hear, the heart to proclaim
rejoice, rejoice, in the Lord's name
who listens, who listens, to a loving plea
who chooses, who chooses, JOY that is meant to be
within the flight of angels to vistas above
within the soaring of soul in the splendor of love
this THE MOMENT in grace be it known
in each gift of BEING be it shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Adolphe-William Bouguereau, Virgin of the Angels, 1881 (Getty Museum)

Thursday, March 21, 2019

S P R I N G... a loving Thank You...


hear the song of the songbird
feel the quiver of grass new
be touched by the golden light of bloom and sun
listen to the silent sounding of budding leaf
behold the beauty, tulips they be
a bouquet of colors, a magical array, gifted onto me
and in their adornment of time and space
the message of creation within heart to place
the delicate expression of bloom to fill our days
the Creator's artistry, passion, power and praise
 hues bold, warm, vibrant, and delicately divine
gifted onto us in this season of grace, the NOW of time.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Photo: Collectible Clicks, CAR, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.




Saturday, March 16, 2019

Peeking Green


Peeking Green

Peeking green through melted snow
Winds of winter in whispers yet blow
A sounding serenade through barren branches heard
And the coveted song of a nesting songbird
The crisp leaves of Fall's season yet found
With broken twigs upon this awaiting ground
Driving rains upon emergent buds of green
Winter giving over to Spring in this moment seen
Felt is the quiver below my feet
Pulsing be Mother Earth as Spring she greets.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Peeking Green, Photo: CAR, Collectible Clicks,

©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

H U M A N I T Y ...


H U M A N I T Y... gather we the collective... 

Harmony, 
Unity, 
Manifest, 
Aspiration, 
Nurturance, 
Inspiration, 
Truth, 
Yielding ... 
to the ultimate 
GOOD of SELF and Others...


Words in Revelation
Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Paradigm™

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Child Born of ARIES...


And so it is said of this child born of Aries, March birth... 
Sign of the RAM...
"Rose Marie, you have the soul of a mystic, 
philosopher and wisdom keeper."

"Your 7 Life Path reveals your secret inner gifts, strengths and talents. 7 is the number of introspection, intuition and truth. You are on a constant quest for knowledge and wisdom. Your gift is deeply understanding others and seeking the truth, no matter how challenging. This is your destiny."


Indeed so... TRUTH, as that which holds 
Treasure, Resolve, Union, Trust, Harmony... 
within the gift of BEING... within the SOUL of SELF...

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
Founder/Director
APOGEE Paradigm™


Zodiac Sign: Head of a ram-headed god, Egypt,
Ptolemaic period, 400–30 BC 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY


Thursday, February 28, 2019

I AM



I AM

Embraced by dreams and visions
Touched by time and memories
Called to breath and BEING
In the silent call of glory
In the resounding stillness
In a timeless moment of grace.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Upon arising to this day new... heed wise...


A hankering, a beckoning of heart
A dream, a vision, a knowing from the very start
A reaching for what the soul says you are to BE
Beyond the limits of a perceived reality
Heed wise the inner flame and fire
It is Spirit's knowing, knowing desire
Feel the soaring that holds you true
Live the light, the power, the passion of YOU.


Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Alchemic Flame, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2015.

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow ( Lyrics Video )



Words that call to that silent yet resounding quest of SELF onto SELF... YES, "Far from the SHALLOW..." 
to the knowing, 
to the longing,
the longing that beckons "for change."

Longing

the TRUTH of SELF beckons within
the longing for change beyond the din
far, far, from the shallow NOW
to the quest, to the heart held vow
the spirit in its soaring splendor 
to this so willingly we surrender
far far, from the shallow NOW
to the quest, to the heart held vow.


Rose Marie Raccioppi 
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Of B R E A T H ...



The delight of breath be it known
The seeds of creation be they sown
The power of will the breath makes claim
In grace the silent calling of God’s name 
This in heart’s chambers finds a place
The breath, the presence of divine grace
Behold the innocence of years yet young
In breath, the silent song yet sung.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Image: Google courtesy.

An awakening...an assertion.... words that proclaim...



An awakening... an assertion... words that proclaim…

And I realized it was the battles of my own life that had inspired me. 
For in the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
In the midst of sorrow, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.

-- Albert Camus

... and within me there be an invincible SELF...
the call of Spirit, Evolution, Love, Freedom ... and so...

No More

shackled no more for I am the wind free
silent no more for I am the thunderous storm
despairing no more for I am the dawning day
thirsty no more for I am lakes and rivers flowing clear
lost no more for I am the guiding stars
confined no more for I am vistas wide and far
hungry no more for I am bounty and harvest divine
this the awakened faith mine
this the awakened faith mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Awakened Faith, APOGEE Vibrational Art, www.thesoundinglight.blogspot.com
©Rose Marie Raccioppi.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

When the Sunday Morning Light calls to the ZEN OF BEING...



In Haiku Reflection

brilliant be the light
 gift of a Sunday morning
time in flowing waves.

treasures of BEING
artifacts of creation
the joy of stillness.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Poet