Zoomuse with Sofiah Sexton
Time & Date
About the event
Enjoy poetry in its finest, and listen to your brothers and sisters reading their poems. Upcoming Fridays join poetry readings from Subud members all over the world. .
Every week another poet will read his poems live on Zoom and each will share their work for around 20 minutes.
Friday, 21 August, the Poet will be Sofiah Sexton
"My name is Sofiah Sexton. I live in Exeter, California--not far from the Badger group. I recently published a book of my writings called A Path in the Wilderness. I am working on a new book called Wandering Down the Lane. I am 75 years old and have been in Subud for fifty years. I am a retired school librarian/media specialist. I have two sons, one of whom is in Subud and is married to the daughter of Sharif and Sulfiati Harris. They have five children and live in Visalia, California--about ten miles from me. I live with two little Shih-Poos who are welcome company, especially since the lockdown. I am a member of the Friends Meeting of Visalia, California. I love writing and photographing nature."
Southern river valleys
And similar habitats
Of simple, earnest folk
Soak up the sorrow
Into the river and the hills
Of the valley. Trees and grasses
Glisten in the doleful tunes
Arising from the fiddles and guitars…
Falling down again in bitter tears
To feed the endless cycle of desires
Unfulfilled and passions shamefully spent.
Here is a safe place—
A space to hang out
And share hearts’ concerns and joys,
And schemes and occupations of minds.
The Grace-filled singing, dancing,
Twirling, praying, and blissful silences
Circulate among the open hearts
And quiet mind of spiritual siblings.
Reclamation of the Garden’s seed
Is broadcast in our revolving planet’s parched foundation.
Fresh rains will refresh the yearning Soil of the Earth
And her newborn species will arise.
- Sofiah Sexton
Do you want to take part?
Please register and you will then receive the invitation link for the live Zoom Call.
Find your local time here:
Los Angeles - Friday, August 21th - 11 am
Sydney / Australia - Saturday, August 22th - 4 am
London - Friday, August 21th - 7 pm