Monthly Archives: March 2011

World Poetry and Poetic Perceptions in India!

Event photo

A note and photos from World Poetry International Commitee Member and World Poetry Ambassador to India Dr. Rita Malhotra. She plans on coming to the World Poetry International festival May 14-15th in Richmond BC, Canada and will be a featured speaker.

“Dear Ariadne
Here are some photographs of the WP Programme that I organised on 9th Dec 2010 at The India International Centre, Delhi. Rita.”

Note from Ariadne: “If you want to attend, send a poem on the unity theme for display or volunteer,please register for the festival just under the countdown button on the site.”

World Poetry Event in India

Sharon Taylor, World Poetry Featured Poet from Vancouver, BC!

Featured Poet

Sharon Taylor was born in Cheam, Surrey England and immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was five.

Sharon has won several poetry contests. Her publications include several articles and her poetry book, “Deep System” was published in 2005 by Perceptions Press. She has done volunteer work for Pandora’s Collective and World Poetry Association both of whom awarded Sharon certificates of appreciation, and has also volunteered with The International Writers Festival where she received acclaim for her outstanding fundraising abilities.

In addition, Sharon has had success with her visual art having a juried piece at the PNE and also having her work on display at the Pan Pacific Hotel and the Vancouver Public Library among other accomplishments.

Her poetry expresses her love for nature and her hopes for the future.Sharon has found her niche in the poetry and arts communities in Vancouver, B.C. where she has resided for most of her life.

Starry Night

My imagination, my creativity
Take flight this starry night
To the edges of the Universe
That understands me.
For who will comprehend as the
Vast cosmos spoken into existence
Unknown eons ago
Pens her poems across the nighttime sky
With the brilliant tails of shooting stars?

Oh! Come to me everlasting starlight
A gentle embrace, infuse my soul
With your poetry
Dawn approaches
I awake!

Sharon Taylor (C)

December 27, 2010

Sonnet Mondal World Poetry Featured Poet from India!

Featured Poet Sonnet Mondal

Sonnet Mondal is a renowned young poet, writer and an innovative sonneteer.He has authored five collections of poetry and has been widely published and read all over the world.He was bestowed with honors such as Poet Laureate from Bombadil, Sweden, Doctor of Literature from United Writers’ Association, Secretary General’s honor and appointment from Poetas Del Mundo and many others.His latest books include Penumbra of Indian Verses and 21 Lines Fusion Sonnets of 21st Century which introduces a new genre of 21 Lines Sonnet. He is also the youngest Indian to be invited at the prestigious Struga Poetry Festival, Macedonia to represent India in their Golden Jubilee celebrations, which has been cited as an effort to increase the cultural cooperation between the two countries by the SPE authorities.Sonnet is the first Indian to bag The AZsacra International Poetry award 2011 sponsored from Russia and given each year to three best poets from round the globe through the Taj Mahal Review Journal.He was featured as one of the famous five among Bengali youths by India Today in 2010 and as an achiever by the Herald of India.His upcoming books include a novel in verse and the second part of 21 Lines Fusion Sonnets.He is the Founder of United Minds for Peace Society, The Enchanting Verses International, The Bombadil Review and the Musical Oasis for Resurrection. Dr. Sonnet Mondal www.sonnetmondal.co.cc

Love And Walnut

Charcoal burns without flames-
Red heat in the snowy night
Massages stiffened muscles.
A squirrel cracks walnuts of love.
Couples cover up spaces around the bonfire.
Place for one left…
I stand thinking to share it
With the squirrel.
Love has dimensions
Walnuts too.

Swaying Bridge Of Senescence

Why do my heart-beats
Force me:
To place scissors, knives
Upon my naked neck;
To feel
The clotting of blood
Or a flow through capillaries;
Silent in fear of
The cold metallic touch.
Boiling fluids turn icy
The joining bridge of
Life and death
Sways in senescence.

Let Me Bloom

You wait for me to open
Like a new banana leaf,
Or, as petals of a marigold
In dry winters…

You wait for the third eye
To arise and see,
Apart from walking and talking
Crowds, caring relatives
Paying jobs…

Give me water. I will bloom
Into sun
To be for the green and greenery,
For beings that need my warmth
More than you.

Sonnet Mondal (C)

Sonnet will be the featured e-poet on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show on March 22nd.