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World Poetry Celebrates Alan Lowe!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show , CFRO 100.5 FM welcomed  the poet and coordinator Alan Lowe calling in at 1:10 pm PST  He has served as the Coordinator of the Voices of our partners the Lincoln Poetry Contest since 2009. The contest has grown steadily and has become international. https://slolowe44.blogspot.com/

Also calling in at 1:30 pm PST, was the fascinating musician and composer Wayne Wallace. I will give him a separate feature.

To hear this special show: CLICK HERE!

http://www.coopradio.org/content/world-poetry-caf%C3%A9-48

ALAN LOWE (The Truth of the Matter Is ….) was born and raised in New York, but has spent over fifty-four years in California, the past seventeen living in Lincoln with his wife, Barbara. Earning a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology/Counseling from UCLA, he spent thirty-nine years working in higher education as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. He retired in 2008. His background in Psychology colors his writing, much of which centers on feelings, perceptions, and how people interact in our complex world. In retirement, he enjoys writing poetry, short stories, and plays. His poetry has placed in contests and has been published in newspapers and periodicals. Three of the plays he has written have been performed under his direction. As a member of the Poets Club of Lincoln, he has served as the Coordinator of the Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest since 2009. The contest has grown steadily and has become international in scope. https://slolowe44.blogspot.com/

My Son, My Daughter

As I age,

I reflect on the things most important to me.

My son, my daughter,

you play a crucial role in my life.

 

Each day,

I think a lot about what you mean to me.

It is hard to choose the words

to describe my feelings.

 

You are my treasures—

special in every way.

Not many gifts can a father appreciate,

as I do you.

 

Our phone calls each week,

bring us closer together and keep our lives intertwined.

To laugh with you, to cry with you, to hear the stories

of your adventures have been my good fortune.

 

It pleases me 

you entered beautiful relationships and found fulfilling jobs.

I admire the life choices you made

and delight in your accomplishments.

 

Although we are separated by distance, 

I will always be there for you.

Forever, I pray you achieve

the successes you so deserve.

 

You have given me more to be proud of

than I can describe in words.

It is my wish our love will continue to grow

and our bond will be everlasting.

 

My son, my daughter,

you are the world to me.

I am blessed

to have you in my life.

 

Copyright ⌾ 2014 Alan Lowe. All rights reserved.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Richard Doiron and Joey Bernados!

 

Award Winner, Richard.

Ariadne’s Notes:Great show! June 20, 1-2 pm PST!Sorry to be so late in featuring. Had some difficulties with my new computer but hope soon to be on track and catch up.

The World Poetry Café welcomed the talented Richard Doiron and Jody Bernados on CFRO 100.5 FM . It was wonderful to hear Richard talking about his peace poem included with other great writers and thinkers and Jody speaking to the world in Tagalog.  

Unfortunately the songs had too much distortion so we hope to have them back in the future. However, he kindly sent some clips so you can click  on the links below for this great duo !

LISTEN TO THE WORLD POETRY CAFE RADIO SHOW HERE! http://www.coopradio.org/content/world-poetry-caf%C3%A9-47

Richard Doiron: published 55 years; estimated 1000 poems published in over 100 anthologies, periodicals, personal books; author of novels, biographical works, essays, and lyricist. Graduate in journalism and Certified Lifeskills Coach; work read at the United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica; . Participant in local,national, and international literary festivals; 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner with World Poetry; 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award with World Friendship Poetry; 2017 nominated for “There is a Winner in You” Lifetime Achievement Award with ARTeryUSA, nominated by James Pasqual Bettio, former senator in the California Senior Legislature.2019 named World Poet Laureate by group World Friendship Poetry. Twice nominated for Governor-General’s Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

Look To Better Days

Look to better days. Look to better ways.
Look to things you never knew.
Take the time to feel. Take the time to heal.
Take the time it takes for you.

Take the higher road. Lug the lighter load.
Take a break and rest awhile.
Put on casual clothes. Stop and smell the rose.
Play it loose and learn to smile.

Be a child again. Never mind you win.
You but need to play a part.
Count the stars above. Get it on with love.
Get it on with all your heart.

Look to better days. Look to better ways.
Look to things you never knew.
Take the time to feel. Take the time to heal.
Take the time it takes for you.

-Richard Doiron © All rights reserved by the author.

 Song smith Joey Bernados.

At age 21, Joey made his way to Saudi Arabia, where he worked for a spell. Needing a distraction from very hardships, he taught himself to play the guitar, his quickly emerging skills a surprise to friends and family alike. His older brother was the first in his family to migrate to the US. His mother followed, as did Joey, who now lives in Fairfield, California, where he works as a janitor with one of the largest health care companies in the world. He also has a second job, working as a massage therapist. He is married; he and his wife, Lea have three children: Raymond, Johnlee, and Leanna.

Links to the wonderful songs coming soon.

Lyrics for the first song here, dedicated to the World Poetry Radio Show!

Wavelengths

(By The Score)

1

Our world is filled with wonder

Our world is filled with woe

Another clap of thunder

That strikes a mighty blow

The children of the future

Need guidance all the while

They need the best of booster

Upon this mighty mile

 

(We reach across the world

On wave lengths by the score

And pray to God above

With every ounce of love

To reach out even more)

 

2

Our world is filled with anger

Our world is filled with pain

We offer up an anchor

To make things right again

The station that you’re hearing

Across the world so wide

Is one we’re engineering

So peace should then abide

 

-Richard Doiron ©

Music: Joey Bernados (C) All rights reserved

World Poetry Celebrates Amita Jayant Sanghavi!

 
 
 

The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Celebrates our new Ambassador hosting from  Oman with  her poems and those of Ali Mehdi , a young poet who passed on but has been discovered by the World Poetry family around the world . They have had the privileged to hear his work for the first time and to listen to the show from Oman and Vancouver, BC, Canada with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Diego Bastianutti, super tech Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer, Sharon.

 

LISTEN TO THIS AMAZING SHOW HERE! 

 

 Amita writes : “It is with great gratitude that I take the honor of being chosen as the Ambassador of Poetry from Oman. I thank  The World Poetry Café Radio Show  and Ariadne Sawyer, the multifaceted poet, host, founder among other accomplished and noted roles, that are for me an inspiration.

I am indeed pleased to present the first poet from Oman, Ali Mehdi, who I can proudly say is one of the pioneer poets writing in English and represents the spirit of a modern Oman that is multicultural, peace-loving and beautiful nation that has flourished under His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said’s vision and wisdom and keen and continual, unstoppable effort.  Link: https://timesofoman.com/article/1510089

 

Reading doors

Half opened,

 

Peeping into 

Truths

Soft- spoken

 

Ways of

Interpreting

Differ

As

Diversely 

 

As these

Designed

Doors;

Journeys of thoughts

Travel

Travel in and out

Through dignified, ancient

Doors Of Open-hearted Oman

 

Ali Mehdi (C)  All rights reserved.