Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Memorial Day Service ~ Sunday, May 24, 2015



The sky an azure blue, the sun ever so brilliant, the American and POW Flags touched by the gentle wind. This the setting at the Walkway of American Heroes, Tappan, New York, Memorial Day 2015.  As I saw all those in honorable uniform, holding yet to service and vision, and heard the tributes, the gestures silently spoke of love of country, of love of GOD. And so it is...

A salute, hand to brow, a vision of freedom ever to share

A pledge, hand to heart, a knowing of sacrifices and care

A prayer, hand to hand in loving grace

Gestures they be, the knowing of God's embrace.

Rose Marie Raccioppi 

Poet Laureate 

Orangetown,  New York


Saturday, May 23, 2015

MEMORIAL DAY, 2015 ~ To Honor Our Veterans


This in presentation at the Memorial Day Community Event, Monday, May 25, 2015, Lions Club, Lions Park, Blauvelt, New York at the noon hour.

Memorial Day, 2015

And what be this poet's plea 
But to honor our Veterans from sea to sea

To know that All and One are given in grace
And in gratitude be our care, our loving embrace
Stars and galaxies, vistas of splendor and glory
Within the secrets, the miracles of Creation's story
Stardust in waves of time and space
From which our spirit we to trace
Light beholden within our heart
From where love and freedom have their primal start
Known be the fire of the Creator's flame
And we the Presence of All so named
Words to hold to the knowing of heart and soul Reverent be our gratitude, our calling toll

And what be this poet's plea
But to honor our Veterans from sea to sea

With Freedom's call, valor in praise be heard For the spoils of victory and liberation's word Hushed be the oppressive cry in anguish known
With Faith and noble deed in valor shown
This the dedication of those with freedom's vision held clear
And so our gratitude to the sons and daughters whose sacrifices we ever to hold dear
It has been said no words can explain the wages of war we do spend
But for the freedoms and rights we are to defend
For those given to liberation and freedom's call
Blessed Be they who have given their
All So let us with open hearts and grace
Live the divinity of gratitude within heart's place
Tears with loss of life we do shed and share
Yet know that in valor, souls soar high ever in God's embrace and care.

And what be this poet's plea
But to honor our Veterans from sea to sea.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Alchemic Flame



alchemic flame
passions in expressive rapture
fire of BEING ablaze with light
the self in soulful splendor
this the sacred bonding
this the sacred bonding.

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

...and to an artist...



Ever to Proclaim
The soaring Spirit real
In revelation beyond conceal
This knowing light in TRUTH known
The grace of BEING in creation shown
The line, the form, in reverence held
Intention, purpose, destiny and divinity meld
The calling MUSE ever to proclaim
Beauty, Truth, Majesty in HIS NAME.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Founder/Director
The APOGEE Paradigm™

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The young man spoke... I listened ... and in turn a word...


The Calling

Unbridled be your genius in its expression divine
The knowing, the visioned, the calling of heart and time
The grace of Spirit to hush the discordant claim
Binding shackles be they no more in HIS name
Blessed by the giving, the receiving, heart and hand
Beauty and Truth in Life's command
Unbridled be your genius in its expression divine
The knowing, the visioned, the calling of heart and time.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Founder/Director
APOGEE Learning™

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day...


Thank You Norma 

The golden light in beauty does bloom
The splendor of roses to touch the room
The magenta ray in orchids divine
This gifted to me from Spirit Daughter mine
And so shared this day in loving grace
Feel the love within heart to place.

Happy Mother's Day in blessings ever so sweet,

Rose Marie 

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

We with the MAKER


Looking back to days now gone, now past
Looking to the future, days new, days vast
This NOW, what we perceive it to be
A choice ever held by a you, by a me
Many a decision, ours to reach, to make
From the domains of thought and vision we partake
A mind with purity of purpose, intent and direction
Is itself life's questing passion and perfection
Shaper we are of each yesterday and a tomorrow to come
We with the MAKER, our will as JOY as ONE.



Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Ascension, Watercolor, APOGEE Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2015.