Sunday, April 19, 2015

From Holland to Here



A Poetic Tribute to the Dutch... an afternoon of shared delight ...
 a gathering of community in celebration of time and artistry... 
Do avail yourself of such pleasures presently on exhibit...


From Holland to Here

Dutch farmers of yesteryear, their heritage in Orangetown known
The delights of creation from many a hand be shown
Lush be the forests, fertile be the farmland, the river banks a treasure
Welcomed by Dutch Settlers for many a vision, many a measure
Passions in ventures, across the seas, all in praise
Labors, artistry, faith and family to fill their days
Artifacts of heart and hand to behold
Within many a tale to unfold
Alchemic be the light in artistry fine
Captured be the divinity of Being and time
Behold, behold, the beauty of craft and art
From which your viewing venture bears its start.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown,  New York


And in deep appreciation for all that George Way has brought 
to this most engaging exhibit...


In Tribute to George Way

Keeper of the MUSE

And who may the keeper of the muse be
But he who holds to creation's decree
One who is touched by the artistry of hand and heart
From which delight bears its blessed start

One who holds in reverence divine
Artifacts of being, place and time
One who sees the grace and love
The blessings of earth, the heavens above
One who is touched by the craft of soul, inspiration true
This the keeper, this the keeper, that defines You.

With loving appreciation,

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York