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World Poetry Celebrates Artist Synn Kune Loh from Canada!

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Ariadne’s  Notes:

Synn Kune Loh is an exhibiting visual artist, design consultant, poet and international speaker on the evolution of consciousness.  He is inviting all World Poets Canada International and others to view his work at http://www.synnkuneloh.com/,pick a painting and write a poem about it. Selected poems will be put on his website. Be sure to include your name, country and copyright. For those in the Vancouver area, there will be a special artist’s talk on October 3rd, 1-3 pm and you can also write a poem there.

So Old So Young All At Once

Upcoming Exhibition: Realm of Possibilities between Imagination and Actuality

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 19-Oct. 25, 2015

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver BC

http://www.synnkuneloh.com/

For over a decade he travelled extensively in Mexico, leading explorations to twenty pyramids, including the special sacred site known as The Luminerias. Synn Kune is an active speaker with the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California.

In 2012, Journey to Camatkara meaning, “astonishment” was published. This book of poetry reveals a personal journey of discovery. The poems in this collection show how a painter uses words to express profound moments in his life’s experience, all leading towards an awakening of ecstatic wonder. The book cover is a painting by Synn Kune, The Tipping Point.

Born in China, Synn Kune grew up in Hong Kong. He completed a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Bridgeport in the USA, before his graduate study in Cultural Psychology at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario. An accomplished painter, he studied experimental art at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. In addition, Synn Kune holds a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Counselling from the International College of Spiritual and Psychic Science in Montreal, Quebec.

With his wife, Dawn, Synn Kune Loh currently lives in Vancouver, BC, where he paints, writes poetry and conducts transformative workshops.

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:

www.poethunter.com, www.chalice.edu.gr, www.tovivlio.net, http://homouniversalisgr.blogspot.gr and articles and poems have been published in the online newspaper www.mcnews.gr

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!

 

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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:
https://soundcloud.com/hojjy/little-stranger

https://soundcloud.com/hojjy/poor-man

https://soundcloud.com/hojjy/a-man-in-the-fog

 

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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.