Ariadne’s Notes: On March 8, we had a amazing on air International Women’s Day Celebration on the World Poetry Café Radio Show, 1-2 PM , PST. with feature Alara Bretanne and poems read by poets from several countries. I have posted them below in the order that they were read and also want to thank Michael Collins from Australia for his poem which would be posted as a feature later.
She’s of Grit, Grace & Glamour; A shooting star! Comes from miles across as a blessing to earth & family. She is woman! Wish you a Wonderful Woman’s Day!
– Vani Pradeep, India, World Poetry Director . All rights reserved by author.
you become traces
of legendary heroines,
you are a big tank
of powerful decision makers,
you, who veil inspiration to the warrior’s head,
she, woman under the sun,
be the defender
of birthing stars.
* ♥ ceri naz Phillipines, World Poetry Advisor. All rights reserved.
( a tribute to all women of the world)
The Gradual Death of Vulnerable Afghan Women
The rights of women are high in the world, it is said,
but this privilege is mere words.
Women do not possess their own rights,
be it in the past or present, it is apparent.
To restore women’s rights, they all talk,
but except to win status, they take no actions.
O Afghan woman, strive to win your own rights!
Seek knowledge and be aware of your rights.
If you do not win your rights, who will give them to you?
How long will you be vulnerable? Fight for your rights!
A gradual death has given you this day.
If you want to be rescued, then be a fighter and fear nothing.
(Alaha) is the defender of the deprived Afghan women and their rights.
We share the pain of the women of the world.
Alaha Ahrar (C) Afghanistan, USA All rights reserved by author. * Note this poem was given permission for posting by Alaha Ahrar, World Poetry Youth and Women Director.
WORKING FOR WOMEN
Working for women
is many times a scuffle
against the own mates
for wages or positions
in a sort of battlefield.
that no one is superior
or deserves pover
for a specific sex,
but for a proven value.
The real feminism
doesn’t intends to destroy
men nor systems,
just a lasting injustice
oppressing the times and minds.
(Trabajar para las mujeres
es muchas veces una pelea
contra los propios compañeros
por salarios o puestos
en una especie de campo de batalla.
La igualdad significa
que nadie es superior
o merece poder
por un sexo concreto,
sino por su probada valía.
El auténtico feminismo
no pretende destruir
hombres ni sistemas,
sólo una injusticia duradera
que oprime los tiempos y las mentes.)
(Alfonso Pretel) All rights reserved by author.