Online since August 2002

Cryptic Note

RaynRoberts is found in print and online at Rattle, Rattapallax, Retort Magazine, The Sow's Ear Review, Voices in Wartime, PoetsWest, Thunder Sandwich, The Pedestal Magazine, Void Magazine, Poet's Corner in Fieralingue and many others. He appears in four anthologies. In 2006, Evolving Editions Press in New York included him in its "Illuminations" series. His newest book, “Of One and Many Worlds,” from Poetic Matrix Press came out in August 2006. In 2003 he published "Jazz Cocktails & Soapbox Songs". He is the author of “The Fires of Spring”, a collection of Buddhist poems written in South Korea where he teaches English to university students. Visit his web site.

Granite rock on a garden path, ghost of a cloud in the winter sky
I am these and I am one, I am neither, a breather on a godly toy
A cosmic top, blessed and cursed am I, cursed and blessed I am
No one outside these hands tapping out words with a dull machine
Everyone who's ever lived, everything that's ever been, the need
To know more than a soulful second in some monstrous plan I am
Though I say I'm not, without a doubt, nothing rightly named, no
You cannot name the rough secret I am, that I will take with me ...

Published April 2006


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