Host in training Vivian Davidson and host Israel Mota welcomed Anita and Lui to the World Poetry Café Radio Show. To listen to this special show, CLICK HERE.
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Anita Aguirre-Nieveras is a bilingual poet from the Philippines. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree (major in English and minor in Social Sciences) and Secretarial Administration (major in Education) as an academic full scholar.
Anita taught skills (Shorthand, Typewriting) English, and Social Sciences at the Karilagan Finishing School (Manila). She was the Head of the Secretarial Department at The Philippine State College of Aeronautics where she taught Literature, Social Sciences, English, Essay, short story, and novel writing. She has a Master’s Degree in Education (major in School Administration and Supervision), owned and administered The Holiday Hills Pre-School in San Pedro, Laguna.
In Canada, she became an active officer in Senior’s Organizations, an ESL tutor, one of the Directors of the World Poetry Reading Series Society, a World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2004, and World Poetry Ambassador to the Philippines. She also writes Essays and Short Stories and has written an unpublished novelette in Tagalog. Her published books of poetry are Potpourri and Two Songbirds Singing. She hopes publish another poetry book this year. Anita is also an active participant in the activities and programs of the World Poetry Reading Series Society and the World Poetry Radio Show.
Anita Says:”I wrote three poems in one sitting when I went for a visit to the Philippines from December 2012 to February 2013. This is one of them.”
HOMECOMING Anita Aguirre-Nieveras
Eager was I for the warmth of the sun,
For the brillance of the stars;
For the peaceful wafting of the Eastern breeze,
For the smooth flowing of the blue tide at my homecoming.
Yet, no warmth I felt from the sun.
The stars drab and gloomy up there
and the hostile breeze harsh in its passing
as the dark tide fiercely roared my homecoming.
On its path the years have etched a seal of minds and hearts hard as stone.
The wounded earth is rough with scars.
Nothing is ever the same again.
Could I turn back the tides of time,
Or re-write the stars’ brilliance once again
Or tame the soul of the new fierce wind
and rekindle the old and lukewarm sun?
My home will stay as it is now.
Fate, I’ll leave to its own natural course
what is in store for me, I shall yet see
If ever I will still come back for another homecoming.
World Poetry Ambassador to Poland:
Lui Porc was born in Poland , but he has lived in Canada most of his life. Being exposed to a great diversity and mobility – including the traveling around the world – he has learnt how beautiful our universe is, especially when we live in peace, harmony, and prosperity. He is educated in international business, science, and… of course, the arts. Lui likes writing poetry, stone sculpture and jewellery making the most. It is ecstatic to create with love, to write poetry, especially the poetry about love – be it in the past, the present, or the future; the actual, the prayer, or just a dream -they are all fantastic reality. Volunteer and long time supporter.
YOU ARE THE CREATOR
You created a happy baby
To grow and bloom to shine maybe
Like the sun star in the future
As an adult bright and mature
On birth giving like a miracle
You have conquered great obstacles
To bring new life out of your own
Happy new life to be well known
Happy new life for new being
With good guidance and good steering
The best wishes for your starlet
May all your dreams shall be now met
Omnipotent , omnipresent
You just labored golden present
Out of ovum like a miracle
No man ever dreams to tackle
Glory, glory, and ovation
Only you could build new nation
Full of love to love great culture
Truly living – not just sculpture
Glory, glory, as you woman
Only you can, only you can
Make us happy to live fully
With your beauty, to say truly
You are only one creator
In multitude and metaphor
Of your grace – no words can be told…
Live the life to love your new world
Lui Porc (C)