Tuesday, May 20, 2014
ART and Poetic Dialogue by Rose Marie Raccioppi, Poet Laureate, a presentation in support of Arts Education...
Rose Marie Raccioppi, Poet Laureate
Presentation at The Union Arts Center, Sparkill, New York
Blue Rock School Fundraising Gala
May 17, 2014
To the left, Rose Marie at podium in poetic dialogue.
To the right, on the easel, the art work, Dreams Enfold.
Is it brush in hand and thought in heart
From which this painting has its start
Where comes this call I hear as mine
Word, color and form these gifts of time
Is it the Muse that summons the soul
Beauty be the quest, beauty be the goal
And when in completion a work is to be
Is it the Muse I hear in joyful reverie
Is it Truth that anoints each new day
With the knowing path of the spirit's way
Ever present this reach to do and create
Welcome I Truth, the Muse, Destiny and Fate
God be known in what I receive and give
This be the decree for each moment I live
Is it when faith and knowing jointly resound
That God and the Muse so freely are found
So be it brush or pen in heart, mind or hand
It is to be in the Creator's fullest command.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Thoreau
we gave a cry and all rejoiced for this our birth complete
we are our first steps greeted with open arms
our first word that brought an admiring smile...
trace the years and their memories await anew
a montage, a kaleidoscope, of one's life view
sounds, impressions, of place time and moments sweet
where our dreams and our days come to meet
praise, punishment, joy and pain come to define
a life known as rightly yours, a life lived as mine
and what brings reason to pause this very day
but the wondrous Creation given by Life along its way
a sculpture unveiled and all in AWE and PRAISE
for what each has brought to their ennobled days
and then a painting, a poem, an endearing embrace
upon a time line of memories now they to place
decades of moons have brought mystery and delight
magical be this waxing and waning of Creation's light
and so this heart, this soul, in time's grasp and claim
be held in the spirit and glory of our Creator's name
be it of yesterdays or days yet, and dreams enfold
each new gaze, a breath, a sigh, be this our story told.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Dreams Enfold, APOGEE Vibrational Art,
At the Silent Auction three of my works of Art, fine art prints, limited edition,
were auctioned, and now enjoy a new abode.
Grace Be Faith