Monday, June 22, 2015

BE this...


BE this...
The firmament and oceans wide
Waters ever in cascading cresting grace
Flowing splendor, a thunderous roar
Hues of blue, green and caps of white and gray
BE this in wondrous knowing... the FLOW, THE WAY.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Image: Courtesy of post by Sandy Stacey

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Onto This Heart Known ..


Onto This Heart Known ...

What be this call of Rainbow Obsidian
A heart in bands of color, such perfection of form
From the volcanic comes emergent and expressive light
Behold behold the luminous beauty
Be this a symbol of our uprising
Beyond all the dark depths of existence
Our volcanic ascension and transformational flow
Onto this heart known...onto this heart known.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Poet

A Special Thank You to Kim Oleary ~ Crystals on the Rocks, Nyack, New York

A visit to Crystals on the Rocks ..

Jewels and gems in light be held sacred and divine
And onto us Creation's gifts of endless time
Structure, form and beauty to be known
Perfection BE in Creation's love ever shown.

Friday, May 29, 2015

MERCURY Retrograde...



Echo not the confusions of the day
Heed well the blessings of The Way
A force that holds its claim
Mercury Retrograde be it named
We in the grasp of its hold
Our story in delight be told
For the trickster can in joy be known
A new path, a new light, be it shown.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Poet


At the Window...



The twilight hour has come
The day, the night as ONE
At the window a Dream Catcher there be
The majesty of light yet to see
A web to capture the thought of the day
A crystal to hold time eternal, the light, the way
Within all the deliverance of grace
A  D R E A M within heart to place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Dream Catcher, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2015.



Thursday, May 28, 2015

She shed her tears... caught she felt... liberated she became...Threads of Anguish


From deep hurt and loss a web to spin
In threads of anguish caught this heart within
Soulful reflection and resolve to proclaim
In forgiveness and faith call God’s name
To feel the knowing, the purpose, the plan
Ever God’s gift to life and man
Free be this heart and lamenting soul
Thyself in glory to live life’s goal.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Founder/Director
The APOGEE Paradigm™


We each have been bestowed with our own special GENIUS.
I have come to know it as:
Grace Eternal Need Inspired Unity Self 
this known and fulfillment is lived in PRAISE.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The R O S E



Beauty in expressive bloom
Delicate be the petals
Folds of grace divine
Piercing be the thorns
Treat gentle these offerings
Such be the passions of creation.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Founder/Director
APOGEE Paradigm™



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

And after the parades...



A smile in heart for the NOW perceived
From the words of soulful gratitude conceived
PRAISE to Our Veterans for all they defend
Sacrifices beyond what we may comprehend
In word and song, tribute, dedication, honor be heard
And touched we BE by waves of sentiments and WORD
Memorial Day, 2015, in community, remembrance and acclaim
PEACE, BROTHERHOOD, FREEDOM, called in GOD'S name.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Photo: Courtesy, Andy Stewart, Supervisor,  Orangetown, New York