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World Poetry Celebrates the Talented Koyali Burman!

 

The World Poetry Café welcomed the talented Koyali Burman , World Poetry Canada International Cultural Ambassador, in a fascinating interview on the arts, dance, poetry and healing with a focus on Kathak dancing and hand Mudras. Also featured was World Poetry Director Alaha Ahrar with a inspirational message, Poems by Mamta Agarwal , a story by Sharon Rowe, Creative Rocks Tips, by Ariadne Sawyer all under the expert controls of Victor Schwartzman , the sound engineer.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

 

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Koyali is a graduate from the University of British Columbia. Besides her rising professional career, Koyali is an accomplished Kathak dancer a North Indian classical dance form. From a tender age of 3, she was fascinated to Kathak dance form. She has also learnt Rabindra Nritya and Mohiniyattam dances. She has received awards and featured in numerous Television, stage performances and radio interview in India and Vancouver.

 

Being the Cultural Ambassador of the World Poetry Canada International she is creating awareness in Vancouver of glorious Indian classical dance and focusing on exploring connectivity with Kathak, poetry and therapeutic value of one of the Indian dance form. If poetry could come to life, you’d find Koyali Burman dancing and teaching.

She has also reverence for global learning and development and fortunate to have worked with some of the well known women like Frances Ferreira who share her interest in international development.

Koyali also does Healing Workshops in the Vancouver, B.C. Canada area.

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Candice James!

Ariadne’s Notes:

World Poetry Café Radio Show  with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon , super tech Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed the talented Candice James , Poet Emerita of New Westminster, in a special Memorial Day Celebration on October 10th on CFRO 100.5 FM with music and poetry.

To hear this fascinating show and listen to the Poet Laureate Emerita:

CLICK HERE!

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Candice James was Poet Laureate  of The City of New Westminster 2010-2016 and is currently Director of the Pacific Festival of the Book Society,  founder of Royal City Literary Arts Society;  “Poetic Justice”; “Poetry in the Park” and “Poetry New West. 

She is Past President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers and is a full member of The League of Canadian Poets . 

Candice is the recipient of World Poetry Empowered Poets Award; Bernie Legge Artist/Cultural award, Pandora’s Collective Citizenship award  and she is the author of 11 books of poetry.

A Special Poem:

Architects Of Liberty

(For the 100th anniversary of The Battle Of Vimy Ridge April 9, 2017)

 ©Candice James, Poet Laureate, New Westminster, BC CANADA

 

The spirits of the fallen soldiers,*

Ghostly sentinels of the Vimy Oaks, still stand on guard;

They witness the return of the acorns

And know they are remembered and held in high regard.

 

They live on in our memory

Those architects of liberty,

Who gave their lives at Vimy Ridge;

Victims of war’s sacrilege.

 

They set their boots on foreign land;

Canada’s sons on command.

Gunfire echoed overhead.

Men fell wounded; men fell dead.

 

Reverberating through the years:

The emptiness and the tears;

The stain of anguish and bloodshed;

The silent bodies of the dead.

 

They gave their lives to keep us free,

Those architects of liberty.

 

We wear the blood red poppy…

Lest We Forget.

 

  • Three thousand five hundred and ninety-eight (3,598) Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9, 1917) but the result was an impressive victory over German forces. The “return of the acorns” acts as a reminder that their bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

 

 

WP Peaceathon Partner Vani Pradeep from India!

 Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry Canada International Peaceathon  welcomes another wonderful partner from India! Vani Pradeep. Peace is in good hands with her.

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She writes: “I have been into content writing and poetry crafting since 2001. I love the works of Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, John Keats and several other poets. My first English poem ‘Mother’ was published in www.poetry.com. My writing took the major international platform in 2013. Recognition came from a Jamaican fine artist – the Editor-in-Chief of ‘Lucienne Lovelette The Arts Magazine Collection International’ (LLTAMCI) – The introduction poem for their edition went from me apart from few other poems. Now, My works are with the magazine for their hardcopy launch in The US in the name: ‘BIAM’. Opportunities from World Poetry Canada in recognition of my ’emotions based poetry’ are having me go the next steps in my poetry work. My peace poetry was on Display for World Peaceathon Exhibit at UBC. I was recently on a couple of weekly radio shows for the ‘National Poetry Month’ on ‘World Poetry Open Mic’ and was also the phone guest on World Poetry Cafe Radio streaming @ 100.5 FM.”

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CRY OF THE ROSES…

As we sway smothered in blood shed,

Neither men nor nature know the pains of red.

Midst reign of terror, guns and smoke,

We lay like the extinct.

 

‘I’ – A symbol of love to this world –

the color of bloodshed, I do have.

I am a weeping rose;

Weeping to the depths of my heart

to see the unearthly, eerie

turn of ‘shoot to death’.

 

Earth: ‘mother to all’

is pained and wounded.

To see her children perishing in pain.

 

If Love be your core and

Peace be within you,

Lying somewhere unheard to, within the self;

Stamp down that gun,

to turn smoke into love.

Be a symbol of LOVE!

 

Love Can turn Ashes to Flourishing Soil.

Love Can Heal.

Love Can Cherish Peace.

Love can build an EARTH.

Vani Pradeep (C)