PoetsWest Seattle

Saturday      Mar. 9th      4-5:30 pm

Tara Hardy

Mike Hickey

Kendra Steel

Green Lake Branch Public Library, Seattle Washington

Open Mic too     5-5:30pm                                               

Host Rayn Roberts

 

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6 Poems by Rayn Roberts @ the Seattle Star

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6 Poems by Rayn Roberts / The Seattle Star

Read The Seattle Star

The Seattle Star is a Neutron Bomb

 

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“Look deeply at the big picture beyond revenge to compassion /  We are broken or someday will be, but still beautiful, broken / Kintsugi, it all depends on we put the pieces back together.” ~ from “These boys, These Men” by Rayn Roberts

Buseoksa Moon South Korea

Enough meditation, three a.m. earbuds Dream # 9
reading Merton’s Seven Story Mountain in stillness,
the temple bell shakes the universe, calling monks
to save all beings in hell, a cock crows in darkness.
A half moon spins the stars in a black pool forming
on land in sea the spirit dance unfolding nonetheless.
Do not count the cost, no one, nothing is ever lost.

In fitful sleep I wake to the apple autumn morning
dressing herself in crimson, grey, brown and gold.
There’s a bus to nowhere, somewhere I think home.
I feel the half moon human mind moving to fullness
asking clearly, “Will you stay with the solemn monks
Or return to mad electric nights of paradise in Seoul?”
Sleep walking dreamer that I am, I hesitate, can’t wait

To go back to a circle of friends, lovers I know, my bed
a dream-pond of incarnadine leaves sinking to rest,
the bell is tolling, calling, shaking me awake, I think
but it’s just the glaring city moon tapping on a window.

 

 

Rayn Roberts 2019

 

Rayn Roberts 2019

 

Korean Buddhism
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Buesok Temple
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“Dream #9” is the song by John Lennon

 

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The Seattle Star is a Neutron Star

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Neutron Stars:

If a star has between 1.35 and 2.1 times the mass of the Sun, it doesn’t form a white dwarf when it dies. Instead, the star dies in a catastrophic supernova explosion, and the remaining core becomes a neutron star. As its name implies, a neutron star is an exotic type of star that is composed entirely of neutrons. This is because the intense gravity of the neutron star crushes protons and electrons together to form neutrons. If stars are even more massive, they will become black holes instead of neutron stars after the supernova goes off.

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This is a neutron star. The rings around the star represent the high intensity magnetic field lines. Neutron stars are typically only about 12 miles long but contain more density then a hundred suns.

Mother Star…

Father Star : E W. Scripps..

New Born Star

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On The State of World Affairs and Other Madness

The cat chases its tail, the dog whimpers in sleep,
The heart skips a beat…
It’s not a nightmare, not a movie, a TV show.

Wake when you will, but where will you be, in bed alone,
In the den, your unknowing hand holding a gun,
At your desk starting at nothing?
It doesn’t matter— Looking deeply matters:

Unless you turn it inside out, look long at what you find
The mind eludes the eye of reason.
Recall the flowers of betrayal and delusion with merciful disregard,
Struggle all your life to save this dying thing
This beaten, bloody thing called love.

For the tail is chasing the dog,
The cat is barking in sleep, the heart is cracking
Hope is a Gypsy song rising over the ash of Auschwitz

Mad Men rule the world—
And if they wake from a coma of hate, will they give a vision truth?
Will they feed the poor, give up peace?
When will your heart slow to a murmur and hiss into silence?

I want to say the cat is calm, the dog is happy,
Humankind is wise and kind,
But the cat is gnawing the cage, the dog is humming a dirge,
The good flower columbine was never a flock of doves:

Littleton, Kosovo, Dachau, Wooded Knee, Santa Fe, Noblesville:
Large extensions of the fist we use to abuse the children.

The Government is drinking our blood, but what’s new?
Ask People of Color, Veterans, Teachers, Students,
Ask the families of the dead kids:
Where next the murder of the day, massacre of the week?
Buy yourself a body bag, you may need one next.

The heart is failing, the heart is failing, there are no known donors

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African American Writers Alliance Readings: Seattle Washington 2018

 

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Readings Worth Witnessing by the African American’s Writers Alliance Seattle, Washington 2018.                                               (Click Above)

 

  1. Sunday, June 10th Columbia City Library 2:00 p. m.
    4864 Rainier Avenue South
    “Getting Close and Personal with Kibibi Monie”
    Open Mic
  2. ​Monday   June 11th 7:00 p. m. Third Place Books
    5041 Wilson Avenue S 98118
    Open Mic
  3. Friday     June 15th 7:00 p. m.
    Humble Vine Wine Gifts
    824 SW 152nd St. Burien, WA 98166
    Open Mic 
  4. Sunday     July 8th Columbia City Library 2:00 p. m.
    4864 Rainier Avenue South
    Open Mic
  5. Monday, July 9th Third Place Books 7:00 p. m.
    5041 Wilson Avenue S 98118
    Open Mic
  6. Friday July 20th Humble Vine Wine Gifts 7:00 p. m.
  7. Open Mic 
    NO READING AT COLUMBIA CITY LIBRARY IN AUGUST
  8. Monday, August 13th Third Place Books 7:00 p. m.
    Open Mic
  9. Friday August 17th Humble Vine Wine Gifts 7:00 p. m.
    Open Mic

MORE COMING UP. Posting those when I know.

Get the latest AAWA Anthology–Voices That Matter, at most any reading . $15.00.

African American’s Writers Alliance