Category Archives: Ariadne’s Notes

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 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.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Romain Collins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes: On May 23 from 1-2 pm PST, the World Poetry Café radio show , CFRO 100.5 FM, went around the world with poets and musicians from Bhutan, Ghana, the US and Canada! I will doing a feature on each one. 

The  lovely  release of the CD Tiny Lights was featured  with the visionary Romain Collins at 1:30 pm PST  was a highlight in the show. I love the quote: 

” Tiny Lights are a reflection of your personal and unaffected blueprint. They symbolize the ceaseless intuition that flickers deep within, they push you to follow your true north, to peruse a vision that belongs to you and you alone. They are the expression of your primal light force and drive you to become all you can become. Tiny lights live inside of everyone.” Romain Collins.

To find out about shows in the US and Europe, go to https://www.romaincollin.com/

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiny Lights release:
Described by NPR as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world”, and touted by the Boston Globe as being “among the leading lights of a new breed of jazz players”, Romain Collin continues to develop “a highly personal and contemporary vision” (A Blog Supreme, NPR), blurring the lines between virtuosic improvisation, sound designing, indie rock and classical music. About to release his new brainchild, Tiny Lights…, Collin keeps developing “a unique voice, a crystal clear vision” (UK VIBE), making his mark on the New York scene, as well as internationally. Tiny Lights… is a unique project that features Obed Calvaire playing acoustic and electronic drums, Matthew Stevens on electric guitar and Collin on piano, vocal effects and Moog Taurus- a bass pedal synthesizer. Two numbers on the record also feature the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2009, Collin released his debut as a leader, The Rise and Fall of Pipokuhn (Fresh Sound), a record described as “an astonishingly mature and ambitious debut that secures Collin a placeholder in the continuing evolution of the grand tradition of the piano trio” (All About Jazz). The album made New York jazz critic David Adler’s list of notable debuts of 2009 and got radio airplay throughout France, Japan and the US – including a special feature on WNYC Culture program. Collin was soon after invited by legendary pianist Marian McPartland to her prestigious Piano Jazz show on NPR to discuss his artistic vision and to perform solo piano.
In 2012, Collin released his second album as a leader, The Calling (Palmetto). The record was produced by Matt Pierson and features Kendrick Scott on drums and Luques Curtis on bass, a band of “astonishing capabilities, filling a landscape of incredible expanse” (All About Jazz). The Calling has been described as “a tour de force that showcases Collin’s strengths as an accomplished composer and virtuoso pianist of the highest order” (JazzEd Magazine), and as “a work of art that is worthy of being held onto for generations to come” (Eric Sandler, The Revivalist).
Collin’s third release, Press Enter (ACT, 2015) features once again Scott on drums and Curtis on bass. This record was described by the New York Times as a “winning new album”, hailed by Jazz journal, UK as an “absolute masterpiece” and praised by All About Jazz as an “extraordinary album”. The group has toured in major venues and festivals throughout France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the United States and Japan.
Romain, originally born in France, attended Berklee College of Music (’04), where he studied performance with the likes of Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano while majoring in Music Synthesis. In 2007, Collin graduated from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz where he held a Full Scholarship as the pianist of an ensemble handpicked by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard. During this time, Romain toured internationally with Hancock and Shorter, shared the stage with Marcus Miller, Jimmy Heath, and Terence Blanchard, and studied with the likes of Larry Goldings, Russell Ferrante, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Mulgrew Miller and Wynton Marsalis.
While furthering his career as a leader, Romain co-leads a group with harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret, that features guitarist Bill Frisell- the trio recorded Americana (ACT, 2019). Romain has also composed orchestra scores for Anthem and Syria, two mini-documentaries produced by Peace Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai and her fund. Other scoring works include various short documentaries for the United Nations Refugee Agency and for the Gates Foundation, Le Bresil par la Cote (five-part feature documentary, 2014), Les Airventuriers (two-part feature documentary, 2015), as well as numerous award-wining short movies. Collin has taught improvisation at the New School of Music in New York, and was invited to teach film scoring at Princeton University as a guest lecturer.

 With thanks to our partners Braitwaite and Katz for sending such great artists.