Healing Poems from Finnish Moments

My poems are about healing. We have all had painful experiences in our lives. Unless we change the narrative that surrounds such events, we are caught in suffering. This suffering can become the backdrop to our lives. My poems are about changing those narratives. Obviously, when you read them or listen to me reciting them, … Read more

Singing Moon Praises

From my book of poems Finnish Moments There she sat this Golden Orb of Light As birds, branches, leaves and gentle wind Kept singing praises to her This April moon is thanked for raising their sap Bringing beauty and light after that long Winter Then a Crow would have to announce its dominance of space … Read more

Finnish Moments Poem

ZEN CAT Got to know her Walking to my first Public Zazen morning In April 
 There she was walking towards me Tail up Head up with her strut All aimed at my ankle 
 Down I reached stroking her Yet after me she ran As I walked along Inviting me to her Zen morning … Read more

Summer Solstice Gratitude Poems

There is a long tradition going back endless centuries in Finland where this day is celebrated with great joy and gratitude. HAPPINESS – Its in Our Nature This is the “mantra” sound byte that surrounds the marketing of Finland.No they did not hire me to write this One of the blessings Finland has granted me … Read more

Indigenous Initiations

WITH Controversy I had many responses to my Indigenous Uprising blog and poems There was a testimonial about it Rex was never a status quo type. His raw contemporary poetry provides data enough to assign him to the ranks of Harris in Guiana or Cesaire in Martinique. Magic and a restless mysticism betray his affair … Read more

Rex Lassalle & His History

Most friends and students know nothing about my past except if they were from Trinidad. If they were born after 1970 they would know nothing about me and my historical past. That TIME has come for me to share about it. That the many misunderstandings I have faced over the decades can now be understood … Read more

TRAUMATIC BLESSINGS FROM ORINOCO FLOWS Those two words don’t seem to go together. Yet over the last six years I have had my share of them and those traumas were blessings for me. Blessings in that the traumas were letting me know that I need to be more authentic about who I am in life. … Read more


There they are standing in the worldThose twelveAttachments grasping addictionsStuck with mental illusions Anger comes alongAddictions not working well todayAnxiety arises mixed with angerWill addictive fix happen today? It did notDepression darknessNow governs that mindGot to change it with some junk food Then again I don’t like itWhat do I like?Ah!Where is my cell phone? … Read more

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