Thursday, April 10, 2014

April ~ National Poetry Month... Words...


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


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Thursday, April 3, 2014

WE are ever the CELEBRATION...



WE are ever the CELEBRATION
Beyond the din of the media
Beyond the reported tragedies 
Beyond the loss and lament 
There be the SPIRIT of BEING
There be the BREATH of Life
In CELEBRATION of Faith, Trust, Truth, Beauty, Love 
YES, CELEBRATE... each letter sounding to heed the 
                                        Call 
                                        Eternal 
                                        Love 
                                        Enduring
                                        Beauty
                                        Revelation
                                        Ascension
                                        Truth 
                                        Evermore.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DANCE the WORD...



In Celebration of April, National  Poetry Month, 2014  


DANCE the WORD... 

as a poet,  I have been told I, 

"...dance the word..." 

 W O R D 

Wondrous Omnipresence Revelation Divine ... 

this be the DANCE of the Poet... 

Deliverance Aspiration Nurturance Creation Eternal... 

the celebration of BEING.



Rose Marie Raccioppi,
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York  

And this I shall... in a poetry presentation scheduled this evening at the 
New City Library, New City, New York... 
Orangetown Poet Laureate, 
Rose Marie Raccioppi, 
as a featured poet of distinction 
in Celebration of National Poetry Month, April, 2014.


Monday, March 31, 2014

A Single Red Rose for The POET




A Single Red Rose...

This day has brought its own perfection and I in the JOY of its offerings. As I was leaving my home to go to the Spring Valley High School, Spring Valley, NY, the sun was brilliant in a clear blue sky. I was to be received with honor as Poet Laureate, Orangetown, NY in recognition of Women's History Month. The program presented readings by faculty members of woman poets who have touched the lives of many through their ennobled words. 

I had the pleasure of reading two of my original poems, one written specifically for this occasion. The student reception did indeed gladden both heart and spirit. Such beautiful young souls in search, in exploration, in loving appreciation and expressed gratitude.

Post my reading and response to the questions posed, I was given a single red rose.  How beautifully symbolic ...


Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. As Poet Laureate. Orangetown, New York, I am honored to Celebrate Woman Poets with a poetic dialogue befitting this occasion.

The POET

she awakens to the light
to the dawning of the day new
she hears the song bird song
feels the warmth of the sun
listens to the sounding wind
hears the echoes of loss and lament
feels the pain of despondency and despair
yet deeply she knows all is in resolve
for ever held she be in God's care
many a trial and many a challenge at hand
FAITH and TRUST be her guiding command
beyond a momentary confusion is the clarity of grace
this in resounding accord in heart she does place
the mission, the quest, this pulsing of heart
from love it be known, from love shan't it depart
the Passion ~ the Omnipresence ~ the Eternal ~ the Truth
this be her way
she the POET in blessings LIVES her day
a word by pen, its calling perceived
this the MUSE in soul conceived
upon the paper marks to bear her name
and she the POET expresses her claim
and she the POET expresses her claim.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Aries' Birth ~ BEING in the embrace of time


On the Eve of birth anew...

March be this Aries' birth
Winds echo spirit's call
Spring herald by the song bird
Waves of BEING in the embrace of time
Expressions of grace held line by line
And with palette and brush in hand and heart
This moment with God's blessings shan't depart
Creation's plea be it ever ever heard
In the gift of the NOW and the given WORD.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York


Aries'Birth, APOGEE Vibrational Art, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi

Thursday, March 20, 2014

And so it is... SPRING... Green be the beckoning call...



Today in Tappan, New York the call of Spring is heard
In the warming sun and chirping song bird
Robins in flight and busy they be
Perched on barren branches of the towering tree
Blue jays in splendor with crest of blue
Herald this day of light and season new
Scampering squirrels by two in play run
Gathering, nesting, much to be done

Mounds of snow in a final melting away
Green be the beckoning call of Spring new this day.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Green, APOGEE Vibrational Art. ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, http://www.thesoundinglight.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March ~ Aries Month Of Birth...


The calling roar of wild winds
The bite of cold and frost

The gentle calm and warming sun

So much March this spirit mine

The wet driving falling rain
The delicate mist of the new morning
The birth of Spring

So much March this spirit mine 

The peeking green of daffodils
The promise of bloom yet to be
Winds of ever present change

So much March this spirit mine

The quiver of grass new
The brilliant light of the full moon
Aries in splendor known

So much March this spirit mine

Fire within each vision and quest
Mars in rule and command
Cardinal be the reign

So much March this spirit mine.


Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York 


LL Orionis: When Cosmic Winds Collide 
Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA / STScI), C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt), NASA
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020313.html