Ariadne’s Notes: A wonderful celebration for the Mid Autumn Festival in September by the Chinese Canadian Authors Association. I was honoured to be one of the readers once again at this great event. Poems are translated into Chinese and read in both languages. Shirley Sue-A-Quan was a great translator. This poem is from my upcoming book , Love Poems to the World, Dream Offerings being published by HMS Press. All the poems in the book are dream poems with the goal of helping heal the world. Some are lucid dreams and some are regular dream poems. I am awakened around 2 PM and write the poems down in the dark. Then in the morning I read them and put them on the computer. I feel that I am the channel for the poems to come through. Thanks to Shirley Sue -A- Quan, I am able to share this with you In both English and Mandarin .
I Love the World!
World, I adore you with every part of my being! My cells, molecules, even the atoms that fill up my empty spaces join together to love you.
I love the soaring mountains wearing their white capes of snow. The dry, painted deserts, the steaming jungles teaming with life, the lush valleys, majestic lakes, the boundless ocean with its changes and moods, its calm and storms.
Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry Café Radio Show Celebrated the multitalented Joel Tibbits on October 4th! 1-2PM PST on CFRO 100.5 FM with his new book and music from his new album. It was a fascinating show about a vision, mythology and a message for the world. The music from his album was consciousness inspiring . Go to www.thebooksofmagra.com
Featured also was Retirement Home a poem by Katherine L. Gordon from her wonderful upcoming book Caution Deep Water published by HMS Press.
Sharon Rowe had another Big Bessie Story read and Victor Schwartzman read one of his short stories.
World Poetry Café Team: Host and producer Ariadne Sawyer, MA, Technical Engineer Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe.
Joël Tibbits is a Vancouver-based composer, sound designer and writer. At an early age, he was intrigued by sound, an attraction that began with his father’s record collection and lead to his study of music composition. In addition to this profound fascination with sound, he was equally drawn to mysticism, mythology and science. This cocktail of interests took him on to further studies of the martial arts, yoga, meditation and bioenergetic modalities. Over the years, Joël has initiated several innovative projects focusing on altered states of consciousness and healing through music and sound. His music, writing, classes and workshops, focus on fostering a deeper understanding of consciousness, self-knowledge, creativity, and participatory relationship.
Ariadne’s Notes: We are glad to welcome the lovely sister of Alaha Ahrar in her first feature here! It would be great to hear more from her in the future. Listen to the World Poetry Café Radio show below to hear her poem!
“Dear Ariadne Sawyer,
I hope you are doing well. my name is Rabia Ahrar. I am Alaha Ahrar’s sister. In addition, I grew up hearing about international World poetry, Canada. I want to start working with you to share my written poem and articles with you. I attached my poem for you to publish it, please open the attachment!
I am thirsty to find out the spirituality of God, A goblet is not enough for me, I need to drink a bottle of wine of God. I don’t need to drink just one, two or three of bottles of awareness of God, So, I need to drink casks of monotheism to know my God, I am like a piece of dust full of sins and ignorant of why I came, I need to know myself starting from my creation, in the beginning, nothing, I was just a dirty piece of clay in the land of unknown. I am the son of Adam, but I am thirsty to know my land. From which land I came, in the beginning, and to which land I will be back. I need to drink the wine of understanding myself. Why I came and why I should go back to that land I came from I should know this land is an exam, on that land is my own land. I am thirsty to drink more than goblets of knowledge of Spirituality of God. Until my spiritual thirst becomes full of Unique Worship in the way of God.
(Rabia Ahrar) (C) All rights reserved by the author. 06/11/2018