Exquisite painting by Mirwais Janbaz which was in the World Poetry Peace and Human Rights Exhibit at the University of B.C. Vancouver, Canada.
Ariadne’s Notes: On March 1, 1:10 -1:30 PM PST ,The World Poetry Café at CFRO, 100.5 FM Welcomed the poetess Michelle Merlindt from the Gulf Islands with a beautiful recorded poem called The Pearl of Dubai which was one of several poems on two CD’s . At 1:35, PM, PST the Children of Zion gave us a belated Black History Month Celebration with a variety of songs originating in Ghana. Thanks to the World Poetry Team of Ariadne Sawyer, MA, Host and Producer, Victor Swartzman, Engineer and special volunteer, Sharon Rowe, and Victor Obosi who brought the band into the station also.
Michelle Merlindt was born in a remote region of Australia and spent her childhood on a farm in the bush. Since then she has lived in eight countries. Due to her profession as a racehorse veterinarian, she spent thirteen years in Dubai where she first began to write and explore poetry. Now settled in the Gulf Islands of Canada she continues to pursue spoken word poetry in charming old-fashioned rhyme as a means of storytelling. Like a little piece of chocolate for the imagination, her poems are meant to delight the listener. Since she loves history and overlooked fragments of culture, each of her poems, set in a faraway land, is like a magical voyage to another time and place.
On her website michellemerlindt.com she writes a blog in which she discusses the inspiration behind her stories.