Soul Extension - Featured Poet Lennée Reid
I am so blessed to know many talented artists, poets, writers, musicians, healers, and more! I want to begin to feature one of these beautiful people here each month! I hope that you will enjoy these creators as much as I do, and consider supporting them by purchasing their creations and/or sharing on social media.
My first Featured Creator is Lennée Reid - a very dear friend of mine and beloved member of our local community. I've had the pleasure of hearing Lennée share her poetry on multiple occasions and hope you will check out her album and books!
I closed my eyes and a flash of light
A flaming ring opened my second sight
The words stay calm washed over me
Then I saw that which has never been seen
How do I paint a picture with words?
That speaks of things unseen and unheard
It was in a format I can only relate
With 5 or 6 dimensions the movement of dates
The fabric of time I watched and wondered
Is this from whence cometh my thunder?
Stay calm I obeyed as I soaked it all in
My eyes stayed shut tears could not begin
My ego it wanted to scream and cry
My soul it wanted to jump in and fly
This matrix a map of which I am a witness
Starts at infinity runs through all of existence
There are two curved horizons
Both above and below
The beads and the strings of the fabric did glow
A vortex and galaxies spinning the lines
Wormholes and torrid funneling time
I am in I'm around no I am a star
All in one place both near and far
Nothing is still, there is no rest
All flows like water and wind lightly dressed
Dew drops and silk strings decorate
This world where not one line is straight
See when I'm still and empty and open my mind
The places I go I dare you to find
I’ve conquered mountain tops and crawled the valley beds
But breathtaking for me is when black holes bend
Whirlpools of time sway and snap like twigs
Hurricanes raining light years
Might bring me down on one knee
As I lay there in bed in another dimension
When my mind is lost I do come back to mention
No technology can match there is no invention
That could possibly out perform my soul extension
by Lennée Reid
You can buy the spoken word album, Second Coming Of The Matriarchy at Bandcamp! Help support an amazing artist with your purchase! Lennée's Poetry Books:
Qi Woo Mojo Juju Universal State Of Mind
Lennée Reid is a geeky veganish ecclectic mystic poet activist single mom survivor goddess on the spectrum who doesn’t like labels. She is trying to make sense of it all and find peace. She speaks about all kinds of social justice issues including race, feminism, poverty, being a survivor and the environment. Lennée is published in; I Hear Olympia Singing, Farm to Table, The UPS Dirt! Project, Confluence Daily, Creative Colloquy, The Bus Stop Project, Tattoosday, Lost Tower, Panegyria, Works In Progress, Spectrum Women, Strangefoot, and her chapbooks “Universal State of Mind” and “Qi Woo Mojo Juju” both published by The Girl God. Lennée is Olympias 2018 Poetry Grand Slam champion and was Olympias first Women of The World Poetry Slam rep in 2016. She has slammed across the country, been in a commercial, and performed for diverse crowds at places like: The Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium, Women’s March, The Artery, Seattle Center for Spiritual Living, Panorama City, The Rachel Corrie Foundation, Rain City Slam, Seattle Poetry Slam, Olympia people’s Mic, Cafe Zippy, Black Lab, St Louis Poetry Slam, Portland Poetry Slam, Des Moines Poetry Slam, Columbia Theatre, GRuB, Indigenous People’s Day, Eugene Poetry Slam, and many marches and rallies. She has facilitated workshops at NOVA H.S., Safe place, Seabeck, and the Women’s Autism Conference, opened for Pussy Riot, was heard on Paradigms, Tell It Slant, and Wheel of Wonder.
Follow her blog - ASliceOfMysticPi Lennée is co-founder of the Cascadia Poetry Group here in Olympia, WA on Wednesday nights.