Wednesday, August 28, 2019

It is one of those, "JUST BECAUSE," days...

It is one of those, "JUST BECAUSE," days... for there is ... 

                   Beauty and Bounty
                        Exchange and Evolution
                            Care and Creativity

                                Aspiration and Ascension
                                   Unity and Universe
                                      Spirit and Self
                                         Entry and Exit... as I so choose...

Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Paradigm™

Watercolor, Ascension, APOGEE Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi,

Monday, August 26, 2019



Since 7 years of age I have been guided in my explorations, studies, discoveries, that have come to be of benefit to self and others. Several years ago I availed myself of the writing of Marsilio Ficino, (1433-1499) "Meditation on the Soul, Selected letters of Marsilio Ficino." Several references were made to a state he called, "Divine Frenzy," a state of heightened inspiration, commitment, and vision of purpose in fulfillment.

It was indeed comforting to read Ficino 's words for they were descriptive of my own experience when a new charge of purpose became known to self. YES, a "divine frenzy," indeed. I took to palette and brush and put forth a watercolor aligned with the, "divine frenzy, '' put forth by Ficino, as here presented. The elation, as I experienced, was codified by words, as here presented. 

This morning I awakened to a "DIVINE FRENZY, " to revelations, to clarity of purpose, to a depth of understanding, all anew. 


Wrapped in the rapture of consciousness unbridled... set aflame with an insatiable fire ... the knowing that calls to soul... this the exaltation of BEING...

"And when, after having divested yourself of your mortal body, you arrive at the most pure ether, you shall be a God." Pythagoras

compliance gives way to creative freedom
restriction gives way to expansive understanding
confinement gives way to total liberation
doubt gives way to boundless faith
judgment gives way to BEING
DIVINE FRENZY the breath of soul
spirit winds aflame
cloak of mortal clothing shed
flaring breath of soul as SELF known
alignment, resonance with earth, water, fire, air, either
sacred interplay of sound, light and spirit
ascension real, ascension real.

Divine Frenzy, APOGEE Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2000 - 2019.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

...all in this moment NOW...

the love that prevails
the sun that warms
the breeze that cools
the embrace that comforts
the word that celebrates

all in this moment NOW

the remembrance that echoes
the time that gifts
the touch that calls
the season to change
the self to BE

all in this moment NOW

a yesterday in commemoration sweet
a tomorrow with blessings to come
a greeting, a smile, a pause
a knowing wise
a spirit awakened, awakened anew

all in this moment NOW.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

… in reverie… ’tis Sunday...
all in this moment NOW.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

...something of the marvelous...

In Haiku Reflection

...and when in the company of a philosopher tea takes to its magic...

breath as genesis
divinity of being
beauty and truth known.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Tea Tags,  CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019


Several years ago, I wrote, and presented, one of my authored works titled, "M A S K .” This was in response to a graduate course of study. The larger work, several pages of prose, spoke its calling…and so a distillation, a poetic dialogue of soul, rather than a lengthy discourse of academic merit beckoned to be expressed. Within each line presented here, there is a story, mine, yours, or someone you know, love, or care about. Within each line there is a feeling, a knowing, a petition, to be known to the M A S K, to be liberated from its pretense, to be free to be the TRUTH of SELF.

M A S K 

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
See behind the MASK beyond the veil
See the denied pain that is yet to prevail
The masquerade and pretense held to conceal
The SELF that TRUTH alone is to reveal
Reveal, I hear this night command
Cloak not the quiver of shadow close at hand
Remove pretense and the MASK donned to conceal
The TRUTH, the deep knowing, this knowing real
Confront and resolve, the petition summons a call
Beyond all consideration, TRUTH to lay bear ALL
To the plea of this petition I to heed
And TRUTH, 'tis ever the rightful creed.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York