Author Archives: Ariadne

World Poetry Presents Soramaru Takayama and Yurie Hoyoyon

 

 

 

 

 

World Poetry Cafe presents our last show on Wall Street before moving back to the old station on Columbia! On July 13, 1-2 pm PST, CFRO,we welcome Soramaru Takayama – Poet. www.takayamasoramaru.com
 
 Soramaru is a member of the artist collective Tasai. Sora brings his innovative poetry monodrama to Vancouver by way of ongoing solo performances and through collaboration with nationally recognized poets visiting from Japan. His first poetry book “Tsuki To Buranko” was published in 2014, taking him on three successful tours in Japan.  He has performed for the Canada Japan Friendship Association, Joy Kogawa House, and was commissioned to create and perform a poem for the 110th Anniversary of the VJLS-JH.  Sora hosts an annual event, Japanese Poets North of the 49th, that is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is the founder and owner of Vegan Pudding & Co.  www.takayamasoramaru.com
 
 
Yurie Hoyoyon, Manager of the poet Soramaru Takayama, Media relation coordinator for JPN49th Illustrator / Portrait artist / TV reporter for Nikkei TV www.yuries.com
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Music and poem by Yoshimi Sakura read by Yurie Hoyoyo in Japanese and
 
Ariadne Sawyer in English.
 
 Blue Earth, theme song for World Poetry played at special occasions.
 
 
 

Caring message from  World Poetry Beloved Honorary  Son Rahmat Haidari :“I do not want violence anywhere in the world and no human being forced to immigrate. It is very painful because of the insecurity and the loss of the family moving away. The aspirations, of the family, of culture lost.

For all the people of the world, I wish peace and friendship.”

Rahmat Haidari is multi- award winning filmmaker and peace and human rights advocate who had to flee his country and now resides in Germany where he will bring his talents and expertize to help the world.

The World Poetry Cafe Book Luanch of Barry Plamondon!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café  Radio Show Proudly Presented  the  Book Launch of : Run Between The Raindrops, Silver Bow Publishing-2017  by Barry Plamondon, July 6, 1-2 pm PST. It was a honor to welcome Barry and his lovely wife Sandi to the  show. The interview was a mixture of poems from his new book and a few others  as well as his resiliency in the face of challenges. He is a true hero.

To hear this special show: CLICK HERE!

Also we had news from the poet Kevin Morris, another hero, announcing his launch of my collection of poetry, “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems” on the World Poetry Reading Series. I am pleased to let you know that “My Old Clock” was published in June and is available in both paperback and e-book formats from http://moyhill.com/clock/. My collection is also available (e-book only) from Amazon and can be found here, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0735JBVBG

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, our e-poet was World Poetry Director Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. who wrote: “I have arrived in Ghana safely from my visit to Beijing, Shenzen, Suzhou , Shanghai and other cities in China during my 21 day stay. I should say, it was a good and worthy trip of thought about climate change.”  His moving poem was : In Honor of Bright Amponsah Yeboah.

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

 Barry Plamondon was born  in Penticton 1958.  He grew up in South Van, graduating from David Thompson Senior Secondary School and spent 3 yrs. at U. B. C. Faculty of Arts. He received a certificate in Practical Horticulture at B.C.I.T. Worked 20 yrs. as a landscaper and was forced to retire. after 2 strokes. Barry started writing poetry soon after and  has resided in Maple Ridge for 25 yrs. He has a wife Sandi and 7 children. Barry’s hobbies and interests include Vancouver Canucks, gardening, listening to all types of music, getting out in nature, and reading.

Author of 3 published  books  :This n’ That Bric a Brac-Friesen Press 2016,Crackers and Crumbs-Silver Bow Publishing 2016. Run Between The Raindrops-Silver Bow Publishing-2017 He is a member of Holy Wow Poets(Maple Ridge)

Join Mahinour Tawfik’s Prevent Suicide Campaign!

 Ariadne’s Notes: Join Mahinour Tawfik’s campaign and spread awareness on Suicide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dear Ariadne,
I want your permission to share a poem on www.worldpoetry.ca regarding the issue of suicide.  I had an experience with this issue and recently with a friend of mine. I hope we can start a campaign to spread awareness – help people speak up, not give up
and to get help. I wrote a poem and I had a special poster designed for it. “

Mahinour Tawfik

To join her campaign : ariadnes@uniserve.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest

Standing at a funeral, all, in sorrow, was dressed

Soaked in sorrow as the verses were read

Pondering in the stillness, how much the girl is blessed

{When my time comes,

Loneliness will be my one and only guest}

 

Ignorant of her name but the incident was tragic

{Taking her life}, they said, {can’t seem further from logic}

Would they’ve said that, upon a long walk in her shoes

Standing up to fall into much deeper blues?

 

Fighting silent battles to become her worst rival

Doing the time until she had to impose the final

Consciously consensual

After scars grew deeper, its woes seemed perpetual

 

Certain of life’s ruthlessness,

Never have I been aware that death

Robs lives whilst gathering more debts

From forsaken souls apart from the hearts it shreds

Mourning yesterday, grieving the future pledged

 

On my knees beseeching Angel of Death

“Bring her back for a moment

To ascertain how much she was blessed”

Don’t let her be by eternal suffering possessed”

 

Wiped the tears, marching to pay my respects

Towards the coffin in which I was dressed

With a note along side

{Does it make a difference, now that I’ve left?}

*All battles fought in silence are fought with violence

 Mahinour Tawfik (C) All rights reserved by author. http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=9117