Raphael Block’s poetry, infused with spirit, speaks to earth's call for a heartfelt response to our ecological crisis. He authored Songs from a Small Universe (2009), Spangling Darkness (2014), and Strings of Shining Silence: Earth-Love Poems (2017). Raphael’s lived on three continents, mostly living in London, and now in Sebastopol.
TO HER LOVELINESS
by Raphael Block
each crinkly leaf
each trailing yellow shamrock
or clover crown
each floating spore
canopy of thousands dancing to the wind
each set of see-through humming wings
each fledgling oak
its slender stem
each pair of gold-rimmed coupling beetles
sunbathing mottled rock
swan-winged scented iris
binds us to her loveliness.
David Field is a solo guitar instrumentalist who has a unique, romantic and flowing style with a rare talent to perfectly adapt his classical training to contemporary music. He has performed in venues throughout Northern California, and worked closely with Raphael weaving music and poetry for the past three years.
Sunday, September 17, 2017. PETALUMA POETRY WALK at the AQUS CAFE. Poetry and Music featuring Susan T. Mashiyama, Raphael Block with David Field, Ed Coletti with Justin Coletti, David Madgalene, Kirk Charles Heydt and Steve Shain. Free and open to the public. The Aqus Café, Foundry Wharf, 189 H Street, Petaluma, CA.
6:00 to 8:00 PM. 707-328-3325.
The Aqus kitchen will be open for full dinners until 6:30pm. Coffee/Tea/Beer/Wine and
deserts/cookies until 8pm.