Monthly Archives: February 2012

World Poetry Proudly Presents Jaypee Belarmino from New Zealand!

Featured Poet

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You deserve a medal!

Ariadne’s note: Jaypee has shown such talent in his photos and poetry. We are honoured to feature him here.

Jaypee Belarmino earned his degree in B.S. Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
Inspired by his family’s active involvement in Philippine politics, he entered the University of Nueva Caceres School of Law to continue his father’s legacy of helping the masses. Disillusioned by political unrest in his native country,he decided to give up law school and left the country to pursue a peaceful and simple life as a dairy farmer in New Zealand. He is currently working as an assistant manager in a dairy farm company in Invercargill City, the coldest and southernmost city in New Zealand.

While in New Zealand, Jaypee started searching to be more in commune with his spirituality by being closer to God. He then decided to join the widest and oldest fraternal organization in the world, the Freemasonry. In 2011, he was awarded the Sublime Degree of Master Mason by the Antient Free and Accepted Masons of the Grand Lodge of New
Zealand.

Jaypee has wide array of interests that include writing prose and poetry, photography, abstract painting, mixed media art and multimedia art and has been getting rave reviews on all of his works from the international community. It is his desire to express the contradicting and esoteric nature of life that has led him to these fields. Basically
self-taught in all of these art and literary disciplines, his unrelenting passion to capture the essences of life’s beauty distinctly manifests in his works. A proud father and a free soul, he dedicates every art and literary piece that he makes to his deepest inspiration, his lovely daughter, Sofia Gabrielle.

Jaypee’s background as a member of the University of the Philippines’ most famous fraternity, the Alpha Phi Omega International Fraternity, keeps activism alive in his creations while his strong Jesuit education from the Ateneo de Naga University emboldens him to persist revolutionizing his artistry with unrelenting drive for excellence.

You Exist

You exist when the rain breathes fire
or the fire breathes the rain;

Your eyes exist
from the petals of the butterfly
emerging from the fullness of the flower.

Your skin is the touch of an angel
when an angel touches the colors of light.
And from this, you exist.
From this existence, you are the light.

And everything about you,
everything that exists
your lips, your breast
your luminant face –
shall be mine
to rest in my eternal heart.

 By Jaypee Belarmino (c)

 

World Poetry Proudly Presents Anna Hawthorne from Canada!

Ariadne and friends ~love of poetry flows in gathering places created by your hands.. circles in a spiralwheel of writing leading to imagination ~~~~~
Thank you for your tireless work on behalf of poets and poetry in our needful world~~~

With kind regards,
Anna

Turn  again
 
Sometimes you are on my mind
When I see the rivers flowing by
Purple crocus and yellow skies
Where we did roam
Across alpine blooms, while I
Sketched those mountains of the moon.


You kissed me then
With a Whiskey-Jack smile,
Turn again, turn again

 Anna Hawthorne (c)

In Alaska

World Poetry Proudly Presents Godwin Barton, First Nations!

Featured Poet

World Poetry is pleased to present a long time supporter :

Godwin H. Barton, First Nations, is originally from Kincolith, a community in Northwestern British Columbia, Canada.  He lives in Vancouver and works
in the area of education.  A writer of poetry and prose, Godwin has
published an inspirational story in the much acclaimed “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series.  His story “Touched by a Higher Power” was included in the edition “Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul,” and, as a result of this publication, he was also featured in “Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul: Daily Inspirations.”  His poem, “An Eagle Powerfully in Flight” was published in the anthology “Island Skies,” Canada.  Poems, such as “Today I Caught Diamonds” and “Inside of Me” are inspirational lines that for Godwin balance the craft of writing with the inner emotions and feelings.  Godwin has also had the honor of delivering the opening blessing, by way of poetry,at “World Poetry Gala Events” hosted by the Vancouver Public Library.   As well as being a passionate and devoted poet, he has also been referred to as a “Master Storyteller.”  Godwin, through readings and speaking engagements, shares his craft devotedly through various schools in the Vancouver area. He has also been a returning guest of “World Poetry Café” on Co-Op Radio,102.7 FM.  Recently, Godwin started pursuing a new dream as a song writer- and has now released his debut mini-album:  Your Presence.  Godwin is currently working on his autobiographical novel: “I Once Stood Over: An Eagle in the Wild.”
For More information:A link to his websitehttp://godwinbarton.com   Godwin’s Blog: 
http://eagle-stalker.blogspot.com

Cycles:  One More Time

Cycles: an experience in life,
a lesson to be learned more profound than before-
through darkness to light, the opening of a door.
With each new turn came an entire new dimension to the experience;
spring, summer, winter, fall-a new lesson to be learned in all.

They say that pain walls in a wounded man,
subconsciously seeking shelter
experience after experience, joy after pain-
from copper, to silver, to gold in the smelter.

Wishing to be a child releasing laughter in the rain-
only one way to go, again walk through the pain.
Character, wisdom, knowledge and strength-
seek only to be thy attributes, event after event.

They say that in each life a little rain must fall-
yet from showers to thunderstorms…
I’ve been through it all.

The light may have diminished, time after time-
sometimes extinguishing, lying here dying.
Through it all though mine eyes did not see-
the surge of my spirit would gain the victory.

Though you look at me seeing me only in the flesh-
abolish not beauty, for such is the reward of my test.
In time by example many a heart will be won-
I can only pray for patience as the steps I take one by one.

Cycles: an experience in life,
a lesson to be learned more profound than before-
a room filled with beauty, no longer hidden beyond the door.

(C) Godwin H. Barton

Godwin Barton