Author Archives: Ariadne

World Poetry Celebrates Mina Boulekou from Greece!

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Ariadne’s Notes: A warm welcome to Mina Boulekou, a new member and contributor from Greece!

Mina Boulekou was born in Athens and lives in Kapandriti Attica. She works at the Land Registry of Marathon while is being a student of European Culture at the Open University of Patras. She is a poetress, she is also a member of the National Union of Writers (P.E.L.) and Literary Group and magazine KELAINO. Her first collection of poetry “With the Flow of the Wind” was published in 2014 by Ostria Editions, which was awarded by the Literary Group “XASTERON” and the magazine “KELAINO” for the book contest 2013-2014 in the cultural center of the Municipality of Ilion on 25/4/2015. She participated in the jury of the 33rd Literary Contest 2014 – Category: Tale conducted by the National Union of Writers (P.E.L.) on February 15, 2015 in the Municipality of Athens Tritsi Anthony Hall.

She has participated in several poetry anthologies publishing OSTRIA, Vergina, ENTYPOIS, AGGELAKI. Poems of Greek and English have been published on the internet at the following literary pages:,,, and articles and poems have been published in the online newspaper

Beyond the Horizon

I flied with my wings

Like Icarus in the sky

I travelled across

the seas and mountains

to discover You,

You, my precious Crown!


How beautiful!

you are my Land!

A Whole Kingdom

was shined to your Beauty

it seemed magestic

spreading your Grace

All over… the World…


I heard your Voice again

As a forgotten dream

glooming beyond the horizon

as an undimmed shade

through your bitter tears!


Oh what a broken bond!

nested in your heart

like a breezy wind!


I followed my pilgrimage

with reverence and devoutness!

I travelled as a Guardian

to a predetermined cosmic path

Beyond the Years Coming

in a new universal Era…


I stretched my Wings again

through a dazzling Light

To protect you from Evil

To save you from your Slavery!

To liberate you from your Misery!

To free you from your Burden!

By Mina Boulekou ©



World Poetry Celebrates the Talented Sepehr Hojjaty from Iran and Canada!




The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and  guest host Nasreen Pejvack welcomed the talented composer, Sepehr Hojjaty , Tuesday, August 18, 9-10 pm on CFRO 100.5 FM in a special musical show.

Due to a request from a lady in Pakistan who wanted to hear Farsi again, Nasreen did a wonderful job of speaking in Farsi and conducted a beautiful interview with Sepehr .

He is a talented musician and composer and will go far in the world-a shining light of music, caring and hope.

From all the feedback, we thank you for letting us know that it was a magical show and one of the best ever. To hear this lovely show and his moving description of each song: , CLICK HERE

Some of his  exquisite works are:








Sepehr  Hojjaty was  born  in Tehran,  Iran.  He and his family migrated to Canada in 2006. He began learning music with private lessons in Iran where he was inspired by Master Vahik Sahakian. He took music classes in school in Canada where he focused seriously on violin lessons, and worked hard at mastering the instrument with private training.

After a few years of playing violin, at age 16 he began to compose his own music, inspired by classical music masters. He graduated from Carson Graham secondary in 2011, and entered the music program at Capilano U in 2012.

From a young age, Sepehr admired how master symphonic conductors so beautifully coordinated many other musicians and produced such magnificent harmonies of sound.

Sepehr’s passion for Iranian classical music encouraged him to more profoundly understand that art. He has an immense desire to learn music, play and compose.

World Poetry Celebrates Sherry Duggal from Canada and India!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry  Café Radio  Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon welcomed the lovely, multitalented author, Sherry Duggal on Tuesday night, August 11, 9 pm PST. 

Sherry 002 A special book launch for her new book, Beneath the Surface in this caring, spiritual and loving radio show. CLICK HERE to hear the show.  Buy the book here: It is well worth reading!


Beneath The Surface” combines her passion for mind body medicine and the written form of expression. The goal of  her book is to create emotional and spiritual awareness.

Based on Chinese Medicine philosophy  “Beneath The Surface” is written in poetic prose style as a stream of consciousness.

The five elements, which forms the basis of all ancient forms of medicine is a central theme in her book.

Blood imagery highlights the link between the non physical and physical realms. Mind and matter compete as emotions flow through the central character.

Through the protagonist, Sherry plays with these polarities as the other characters come in and out of her life like wisps of her imagination.

Sherry has delved into many genres of writing.

She presented her play “Eve:A Balancing Act” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the biggest theatre festival in the world.

She was also one of eight featured writers for the “Pull Festival” where she presented her ten minute one act play in Vancouver, B.C

Her play “Love Therapy” was featured at the “Masala!Mehndi! Masti!” festival, the biggest South Asian Festival in North America in Toronto, Ontario.

She has also performed her poetry at the “India International Center” in New Delhi, India
Locally Sherry has performed for and was a featured writer for “World Poetry”,, “Poetic Justice” and the “Surrey Muse”.
Recently she performed for the Rabindranath Tagore festival and the Sufi Legacy Conference.
Her writing is sufi inspired.

She also received the “Empowered Poet Award 2014 and a grant from the Hari Sharma Foundation (2015) toward her indiegogo campaign for her international book launch.

Lastly, this year Sherry performed in Mumbai, India and was also featured in the Lucknow Literary Festival, one of the top six literary festivals in India.
Her website:
Magazine article
TV interview “Writing and Healing”