*Beautiful Afghan purse and First Nations Cedar Rose from Ariadne’s collection.
Ariadne’s Notes:Wonderful guests on the World Poetry Café last week , Thursday, July 19, 1-2 PM Alara Bretanne, Canada and Danny Green USA ! Tune into the World Poetry Café Radio Show celebrating our 20th year! Listen live below !Remember that if you have been on the show before you can go to www.worldpoetry,ca and go up and right to search, Put your name in and you will see your old features.
Also featured was Jeanie Robertson First award winning poet 2017 ( www.jeaniepoet.com) from the Lincoln Club, our new partners with her award winning poem : Love is Where You Find It, a poem about dogs, which would delight our next weeks guest the legendary filmmaker Foster Corder! Also, a lovely e-poem from Monsif Beroual from Morocco was read by Tech Victor Swartzman and O Iraq, a dream poem was read by Ariadne Sawyer. WP correspondent Jeanne Claire Probst was again on the show with her weekly inspirational poems read by Ariadne.
Another favorite story by Sharon Rowe with her Big Bessie Stories completed the show ,
At 15, Alara was introduced to poetry by an extraordinary English Lit. teacher from Trinidad. Through his encouragement, one of her poems was published in the local newspaper. While attaining her B.A., majoring in English Lit., at Western University in London, Ontario, she was strongly influenced by the poets of the “Romantic Era” such as Blake, Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats. The mystical and metaphysical orientation of their writing gave Alara an expanded world vision
Alara was involved with World Poetry, The Millennium Writers Group, and was featured as a guest poet on World Poetry’s radio station in Vancouver, BC. In 2011, upon moving to Vancouver Island, BC, she joined the Cowichan Writers Group and began writing short stories. Poetry and short stories were published in the Anthologies “One Brick Shorts” in 2013 and “Love Notes” in 2016.
Mirror, mirror Sometimes I was noble
What will I see? Sometimes I was bad
When you reflect Sometimes I was happy
What’s inside of me Oft’ times I was sad
My magic mirror shimmered Galaxies, planets
And spoke to me Lifetimes were there too
Hold your gaze steady I’d considered this possible
And you will see I wonder, did you?
First, light a candle The images faded
And turn out the light Then back to my own
I must admit I watched two of me
This gave me a fright That flickered as one
Shadows played Mirror, what is this?
‘Cross the mirror’s façade I’m mystified and confused
I kept my eyes focused You and your essence
But I was afraid Mirror said amused
Fear not, my dear Essence is eternal
Mirror whispered to me Consciousness lives on
Watch all your lifetimes Personality drapes the mantle
Play out for thee Of a finite life in time
My image shifted Much to consider
From woman to man Time for a nap
To child and to alien Quite right, my dear
Back to woman again Let’s call it a wrap
Over and over
Different guises and faces
Different costumes and eras
Different ages and races
July 4, 2012
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