Publications notices & news from Rayn Roberts

Hello Poets & Poetry Lovers,

I thought I’d share something that makes most poets happy. Several of my poems were accepted for publication recently, “Clear Water” & “After the Pulse Murders 2016” will appear in Seattle’s Raven Chronicles Anthology, “Take a Stand: Art Against Hate” out this fall. The Seattle Star published two poems adding to several already there. “Last Oracle Over the Sea” will appear in the CAPS / Calling All Poets Series Anthologyout of New Paltz , New York & “Eagle Bowl” was accepted by the Seattle journal “Chrysanthemum” edited by Koon Woon.  Washington State Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna took “The Bubble of Seattle” for her Poetry Grid. I’m honored to be included in that.  It’s @

http//:washingtonpoeticroutes.com 

I hope enjoy some of them. Keep in touch as the year progresses.

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 Green Lake Public Library Readings

You are invited to the PoetsWest Green Lake Public Library for the monthly reading: 4-5:30 pm the every second Saturday 
David Post is the host for the reading. 

Always an Open Mic

 

2020

Sat Jan 11, 2020—Filled—Lyn Coffin—Griffith Williams—

Sat Feb 08, 2020—Filled—Rajaa Gharbi—Bruce Taylor

Sat Mar 14, 2020— Sat Mar 14, 2020—Filled—Oliver Amatist—Robinson Bolkum–CANCELLED at Library’s request due to CoVid-19 threat.

Sat Apr 11, 2020——Rayn Roberts—Kevin O’Conner  CANCELLED at Library’s request due to CoVid-19 threat.

Sat May 09, 2020— Filled—Michael Dylan Welch— Jayne Marek

Sat Jun 13, 2020—Filled—Michael Magee-Bill Mclaughlin

Sat Jul 11, 2020—Filled—Oliver Amatist—Bethany Reid

Sat Aug 08, 2020—Filled—Sally Hedges-Blanquez—Cathy Ross

Sat Sep 12, 2020—Filled—David Horowitz—J. Glenn Evans

Sat Oct 10, 2020—Filled—Cat Kigerl—Gerry McFarland—

Sat Nov 14, 2020—Filled—Francine Walls—Sharon Cumberland

Sat Dec 12, 2020—Filled—Robinson Bolkum—Susan Landgraf

 

2021

Sat Jan 09, 2021– 1 Left — Mike Dillon

Sat Feb 13, 2021 — 2 Left 

Sat Mar 13, 2021 Filled — Francine Walls — Jayne Marek

Sat Apr 10, 2021–Filled PONGO Reading

 

 

Past Readings

2019

 

Sat Jan 12, 2019—Chris Buckley—Lola Peters

Sat Feb 09, 2019—Library Closed: Snow Storm

Sat Mar 09, 2019—Tara Hardy—Mike Hickey– Kendra Steel

Sat Apr 13, 2019—Cathy Ross—Chad Sokolovsky

Sat May 11, 2019—Melanie Reed— Benjamin Schmitt

Sat Jun 08, 2019—David Post—Terry Busch

Sat Jul 13, 2019—- ALL OPEN  MIC!!

Sat Sep 14, 2019—Lyn Coffin & Tom Brush

Sat Oct 2019 12th — David Horowitz &  Francine Wall

Sat Nov 9, 2019 — All PONGO Poetry (At Risk Youth & Allies)

Sat Dec 14, 2019  —  Bill Carty —  Michael Magee

 

2018

 

March 10, 2018—Sierra Golden—Shankar Narayan

Sat April 14— Griffith Williams— Francine Walls.

Sat May 12, 2018—David Horowitz—Jayne Marek

Sat Jun 09, 2018—Cat Kigerl—Bruce Taylor

Sat Jul 14, 2018—Colin Corpe—Glenna Cook

Sat Aug 11, 2018—Kilam Tel Aviv—Art Gomez

Sat Sep 08, 2018—Cheryl Latif—Mary Crane

Sat Oct 13, 2018—Claudia Castro Luna, WA. State Poet Laureate

Sat Nov 10, 2018— Steph Ann Best— Sibyl James

Sat Dec 08, 2018—Clem Starck    (Happy Holidays!)

 

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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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWpX6Rf_JuY&spfreload=1

“Dream #9” is the song by John Lennon

 

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Feature Readings by Known & New Poets

Open Mic Sign Up @ the reading: Host, David Post.

 

2020

 Sat Jan 11, 2020—Filled—Lyn Coffin—Griffith Williams—

Sat Feb 08, 2020—Filled—Rajaa Gharbi—Bruce Taylor

Sat Mar 14, 2020—Filled—Oliver Amatist—Robinson Bolkum

Sat Apr 11, 2020—Filled—Rayn Roberts—Kevin O’Conner

Sat May 09, 2020— Filled—Michael Dylan Welch— Jayne Marek

Sat Jun 13, 2020—Filled—Michael Magee-Bill Mclaughlin

Sat Jul 11, 2020—Filled—Oliver Amatist—Bethany Reid

Sat Aug 08, 2020—Filled—Sally Hedges-Blanquez—Cathy Ross

Sat Sep 12, 2020—Filled—David Horowitz—J. Glenn Evans

Sat Oct 10, 2020—Filled—Cat Kigerl—Gerry McFarland—

Sat Nov 14, 2020—Filled—Francine Walls—Sharon Cumberland

Sat Dec 12, 2020—Filled—Robinson Balcom—Susan Landgraf

 

2021

Sat Jan 09, 2021—2 Left—

Sat Feb 13, 2021—2 Left—

Sat Mar 13, 2021—2 Left—

Sat Apr 10, 2021— Filled—PONGO–

 

 

Past Readings

2019

 

Sat Jan 12, 2019—Chris Buckley—Lola Peters

Sat Feb 09, 2019—Library Closed: Snow Storm

Sat Mar 09, 2019—Tara Hardy—Mike Hickey– Kendra Steel

Sat Apr 13, 2019—Cathy Ross—Chad Sokolovsky

Sat May 11, 2019—Melanie Reed— Benjamin Schmitt

Sat Jun 08, 2019—David Post—Terry Busch

Sat Jul 13, 2019—- ALL OPEN  MIC!!

Sat Sep 14, 2019—Lyn Coffin & Tom Brush

Sat Oct 2019 12th — David Horowitz &  Francine Wall

Sat Nov 9, 2019 — All PONGO Poetry (At Risk Youth & Allies)

Sat Dec 14, 2019  —  Bill Carty —  Michael Magee

 

2018

 

March 10, 2018—Sierra Golden—Shankar Narayan

Sat April 14— Griffith Williams— Francine Walls.

Sat May 12, 2018—David Horowitz—Jayne Marek

Sat Jun 09, 2018—Cat Kigerl—Bruce Taylor

Sat Jul 14, 2018—Colin Corpe—Glenna Cook

Sat Aug 11, 2018—Kilam Tel Aviv—Art Gomez

Sat Sep 08, 2018—Cheryl Latif—Mary Crane

Sat Oct 13, 2018—Claudia Castro Luna, WA. State Poet Laureate

Sat Nov 10, 2018— Steph Ann Best— Sibyl James

Sat Dec 08, 2018—Clem Starck    (Happy Holidays!)

 

Green Lake is wonderful any time of the year! 

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PoetsWest also produces a weekly radio program of poetry, stories and music from the studios of KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, Washington. These radio programs are syndicated through the Pacifica Radio network on its website AudioPort.org

Founder  /  J. Glenn Evans /  jge2@poetswest.com

Host / David Post / davidalpost@gmail.com

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From this Side of the River

I invented this river, dreamed it up

Been dreaming it wider and wider,

 

I stand on this bank and the other side

Is lost to me, even as I am lost, each day

 

What I think I am, is less and less

What is all about me, more and more

 

And yes the river is deep and wide

Who or what’s on the other side, hidden:

 

Dreaming is a hard skill to master—

I toss my hat the length of the river

 

But cannot see the other side

Dreaming it wider, wider (a statement

 

worth consideration and not

profound at all)  I stand and fish,

 

Catch my limit most often, dinner

For friends as well, yet questions

 

On the nature of dreaming rivers ways

Are as many as the colors of fish, answers

 

Fewer than seem far somehow—

But the river is my own dream

 

If I don’t mind where it takes me

The river can break me in the deep.

 
Crossings are hard task to master.

The river is my own invention.