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Ariadne’s Notes will update readers and participants on the World Poetry Site, special events, help needed and our goals for the future.

World Poetry Celebrates The Amazing Deborah L. Kelly!

Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Café was honoured once again to celebrate the talented Deborah  L. Kelly and present her new powerful activist book  Cry of Humanity, Silverbowpublishing.com, 2017 This book still retains the magic and hope of her previous books while meeting world difficulties head on. A must read book available, locally and internationally  which can be purchased through the publisher at http://silverbowpublishing.com/

In addition, music by Pancho and Sal and Susan Cogan as well as an excerpt from Creativity Rocks and one of Sharon’s entertaining Big Bessie short stories read by the wonderful voice of our tech Victor Schwartzman. 

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Deborah L.Kelly is an award winning Poet, who Features regularly throughout the Lower Mainland. She is the author of three published books of poetry, and is currently working on her fourth. Her work has been published in India, Uzbekistan and other countries as well.

 

Deborah’s work takes us into the duality of spirit and mortality; exploring the mysteries of humanity and Divinity. As a poet, I feel it a part of my purpose to inspire and uplift others around me. 

Other link: http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=1163

Website: www.poetrybydeborah.com  Member: Royal City Literary Arts Society (RCLAS) World Poetry Canada North Shore Writer’s Association

Author: Through My Eyes, Silverbowpublishing.com, 2015 Spirit Song, Xpresspublications.com, India, 2015, India orders: Amazon.in;  International: xpresspublications.com Heartworks, Silverbowpublishing.com , 2016 Cry of Humanity, Silverbowpublishing.com, 2017

Awards: Fourth Place Winner, Rabindranath Tagore International Poetry Competition, 2015, India; Honorable Mention 2016, IndiaShortlisted, Vancovuer Rabindranath Tagore Poetry Competition, Honorable Mention 2016 Recipient,  (WIN), Distinguished Poet Award, 2016 Winner, Bharat International Short Story Awards, 2017

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, BEGIN IT. Boldness has GENIUS, POWER, and MAGIC in it. ~ Goethe ~

Beginning; The End

In the continual flow

of lifes spiral,

we see ourselves

reflected in the light

of cosmic ether:

glowing, pure, immortal.

Though our mortal bodies

die, there is no death.

Passing between worlds

with the light speed

of soul ~ tis then we are whole.

Mortal vessel, unable

to transcend, must be

left behind, will never mend.

The beginning, is always

found at the end.

Deborah L. Kelly  (C) All rights reserved by the author.

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Caroline Nazareno-Gabis !

Ariadne’s Notes: We are honoured to feature  World Poetry Canada International Director Caroline Nazareno-Gabis, a talented poetess and humanitarian .

Caroline Nazareno-Gabis a.k.a. Ceri Naz, born in Anda, Pangasinan, Philippines, known as a poet of peace and friendship, is a multi-awarded poet, editor, publicist, linguist, educator,  and women’s advocate.

Graduated cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Elementary Education, specialized in General Science at Pangasinan State University. Ceri has been a voracious researcher in various arts, science and literature. She volunteered in Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society, TELUS World Science, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Aquarium and other charity foundations in Canada.

She was chosen as one of the Directors of Writers Capital International Foundation ( WCIF ) Board of Directors of Galaktika ATUNIS Magazine based in Albania; the World Poetry Canada and International Director to Philippines; Member of the following organizations promoting peace, women’s rights, culture, arts and literature: Global Citizens Initiatives, Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT); The Poetry Posse, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), International Women’s Leadership Association, Universal Peace Federation, Akademika Nusa International Social Sciences and Humanities (ANISSH), Axlepinos and Anacbanua.

Her poems were published in various local prints and international anthologies: Sunday Manila Times March 2017, World Poetry Yearbook 2013, 2014  & 2015 ( IPTRC-China), Poetic Melodies, XXI Century World Literature, Prosopisia Journal, Inner Child Press ltd. (USA) featured her in The Year of the Poet April 2016 and October 2014; Anti-Terror and Peace IFLAC Anthology 2016, For Love of Leelah (USA , WOMEN IN WAR (Africa), Muse for World Peace Anthology (Nigeria), Greek Fire Anthology (UK), IMMAGINE & POESIA e-book (Torino, Italy) Peace Poems (USA and Canada) I Am A Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das (India), Women of The World (Canada), Just For You My Love Anthology (India), The Art of Being Human (Switzerland, Canada and Romania), Siir Antolojisi (Turkey), Who Shall I Make My Wife ( Nigeria) and more. She was the editor of THE THREE HIT COMBO, authored by the famous Philippine Mental Assassin, Justin Piaon.

She received prestigious awards including, 4th Placer in World Union of Poets Poetry Prize with 100 participants worldwide, Writers International Network-Canada Amazing Poet 2015, The Frang Bardhi Literary Prize 2014 (Albania), the sair-gazeteci or Poet-Journalist Award 2014 (Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey) and World Poetry Empowered Poet 2013 (Vancouver, Canada).

Songs of Memory Castles 

I have been inside the question a thousand times

When I fall down and have not saved the king

I rebuilt the lost towers in all dreams to dream,

Waited for the cranes and dragons return

So once again, my heart will bloom no remorse–

An abode of beautiful beginnings.

The torrential winds scattered my confessions over the chimney

The casket of despair was torn down the memory lane,

Up straight to the seascapes of countless sun,

I have smelled the cascading revelations

Of wildflowers in the velvety midsummer,

Gathered some butterflies in the rainforest of my mind;

I adored the sweet canopy of hereafter.

I crouched under the fig tree; nostalgic about the Celtic knot

That I wore to embrace the legends of our destiny

Entangled in reciprocating ever greens of infinity.

I have been to your thoughts; your thoughts been to me

 Like a castle of distant stars and unwritten songs.

 Caroline Nazareno-Gabis a.k.a. Ceri Naz/ Philippines (C) * This poem is the property of the author with all rights reserved.

 

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.

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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)