Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Eggs of Blue

Nesting in my garden
Soaring in flight 
Perched on branch and bough
Robin Red Breast sings its song
Treasure be jeweled color eggs of blue
Emergent and free be the fledglings
Behold I this blessed gift of Spring
Upon a tree that once was
Such be The Way, The Way of Creation.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Eggs of Blue, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

...and so...

The Robin Red Breast has been my spirit bird since a very young child... Robin Egg Blue is among my most favored colors ... a March Birth calls to the aquamarine... and so this child of Spring is blessed with the Creator's Palette of Light.

A word reveals a calling through each of the letters that speak its name ... and so SOUL... calls to Spirit, Omnipresence, Unity, Love... and soars in its flight of grace. The SOUL of Spring has gifted us Robin Blue Eggs and emergent fledglings to soar anew.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Sculptures of Grace

The sweet sounding song bird 
The blooming cherry blossoms 
The gift of this day of BEING 
A soaring awareness 
The sacredness of Mother Earth 
Majestic be the palette of Creation
Touching be these sculptures of Grace.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Cherry Blossoms, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Reflections from a Poet Laureate...

Reflections from a Poet Laureate... so too, on this day... when tasks and deeds call for attention... allow me to mention...

a memory, a vision, with words convey
the happenings of now and a yesterday
days past, days present, and days yet to BE
words, an exchange of heart to you from me.
In Celebration of 
National Poetry Month
April, 2019
Begetting Treasure
the garden will be attended to and the weeds will grow
the rooms will be put in order and the clutter soon to show
the bills will be paid and more due to come
what is completed will again call to be done
but when a poem I come to write all is complete and shall ever BE
words a Birth Eternal granted unto you unto me
the garden, the rooms, the bills and too, poetic pleasure
words, words, each its own ever present begetting treasure
a poet laureate, I am in designation named
within THE MUSE entreats a word, and so its poetic claim
received I, honor in Proclamation, for words from heart to share
and to this, blessed be the knowing of the Creator's loving care.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dogwood Bloom

Sweet be the libation of Spring
Dogwood in its splendor of bloom
Newly touched be this heart, this soul
A deep sigh
Branches and blooms beholden to the warming sun
Petals of sacred grace
Colors of Creation’s palette 
Root, branch, bough, leaf and bloom
The pulsing, the pulsing, the pulsing.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Dogwood Bloom, CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019.

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 

Opening event 
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..."

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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


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. 

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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.