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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.

 

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.