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World Poetry Celebrates Melanie Simms and Roxanne Health!


Ariadne’s Notes:

Broadcasting from New Westminster and Vancouver, BC, Canada with great thanks to tech Kerry Buckner,The World Poetry Radio Show, CFRO 100.5 FM , 1-2 PM PST on May 31,  celebrated Melanie Simms and Roxanne Health. They were unable to call in because  their cell phone cards  were not able to connect with Canada.

However, I read their bios and then went on to read poems from the World Poetry Peace E-Anthology on this site. If you want to read the poems and poets featured , the names and poems plus the page numbers will be listed here: Addena Sumter-Freitag, pages 175-177. Wida Tausif. Pages 180-181, Cheng Yousha, pages, 197-199. Ljupce Zahariev , 201. Also great thanks to Carol Knepper who did a great job of editing and all the others who worked on this free e-anthology of peace for the world.

It is a wonderful Peace e-Anthology full of important poems. *Please do not copy the poems without permission and are the property of the authors. Go to : http://worldpoetry.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ebook-vs6-March-13.pdf *

LAVENDER MEMORIES- 1 was  read  from  a poet Amita Sanghviamita  who is  on tour from Oman who has been launching her new book. She is on the faculty from Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. She says: ‘I recently launched my poetry book at Indian Embassy, Oman. I am traveling to Vancouver for a week- 19 th to 25th  of June. Can I present my poems and the book? MY BOOK IS LAVENDER MEMORIES AND OTHER POEMS AND CENTRAL THEME IS PEACE AND HEALING .”

Music by the amazing Phil Haynes. philhaynes.com



Melanie Simms is an award winning author with over two hundred publications of poetry and short stories. She is the author of two poetry books, Remember the Sun (Sunbury Press) and Waking the Muse (Outskirts Press). She is included in numerous anthologies, and recent publications include The Galway Revew (Ireland), Adelaide Literary Magazine (published out of New York and Lisbon), and Blood And Thunder Literary Journal (University of Oklahoma). She is the recipient of a Vermont Writers Studio Scholarship, and finalists in the Adelaide Literary Competition (for poetry and short story writing) and the Richard Savage Award (Bloomsburg University). Her B.A. degree is in Creative Writing from Bloomsburg University and her MFA is currently in progress. She has two new books in progress; Alien Prophecy (her first science fiction novel) and a new collection of poetry (Poetry and Medicine) a collection that focuses on healing and medicine.She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs for the arts.You can learn more about Melanie Simms at www.poetmelaniesimms.wordpress.com



 A poem for Dr.Moshin Wazir, Geisinger Oral Surgery.


I opened my neck

Bared the wounds of my life,

As your scissors

Cut me free.

It was a necessary surgery,

Yet as you snipped,

Stich by stitch

I imagined

Switchblades and murders,

Mafia and threats from beasts of the night

Hovering at my bedside


To devour me.

I even feared

You might be one of those rogue doctors

Killing patients on rounds.

A bible lay at the bottom of my bed

Trying to remind me of a long lost god,

But through your kindness, I found salvation.

You rescued me

Healed me with your modern amulets and medical wisdoms,

Sent the demons back to Hades,

And brought me to the light

Like a priest on Sunday morning,

Inviting me to drink

From the wine of life.

Melanie Simms. (C) All rights reserved by author .








Author biography: Roxanne Heath’s interests and ambitions have changed many times over the years, but the one constant has been her affinity for fiction. Her primary hobby in childhood was writing stories, and the habit continued well into her high school and college years despite pursuing a degree in science. Her favorite genres to write are those that dabble in mythology, fantasy, and paranormal horror. She can be found on her website www.roxanneheath.com, but is more easily reached via Twitter and Facebook under the handle @rheathwrites


World Poetry Celebrates a CD Launch by the Wonderful Laura Kelsey!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show was honoured to welcome the wonderful Laura Kelsey and her band in a special CD Launch April 5, 1:10 PM on CFRO, 100.5 PM . She sent some examples from her book, 12 Dresses and told how the photographs were made. Tam from Thailand sends thanks to her for answering a question about music , solo performances and bands.

Another special event World Poetry Cafe Book Launch with e-poet Preeta Chandran and artist Pankaj Rohilkhandvi with their fusion book, The Portrait of a Verse. We also had long time member, Anita Aguirre Nieveras on the show reading her poems in Tagalog and English and talking about her life. E-poets: Kezang Dawa  from Bhutan and others. Great thanks to Kerry Buckner for being the sound engineer when I hosted from home.









Laura Kelsey, poetess, singer, songwriter, musician , mother and much more!


Laura writes: 

This is the link for 12 Dresses: http://issuu.com/hollowearthworks/docs/12dresses

I’ve also attached a photo of the smoke coming out of the abyss that we mentioned.

This is the link to listen to/buy the Dispell album: http://dispellband.bandcamp.com

Here are also some video links too!:
Peace Is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr0N_e-E3Sg

Feed Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMN–xXC8Ug

Album purchase link: http://dispellband.bandcamp.com

Band bio:

Since 2013, Dispell has been writing and playing punch-funk power-blues rock in Vancouver, B.C.; and released their first album The Quick Fix in February 2018. During their time playing live, they performed at venues such as The Railway Club, Fairview and Pat’s Pub. Their song themes range from societal issues; love lost and found; and Skeena Street.

World Poetry Celebrates Kezang Dawa From Bhutan!





*Peace gift poems getting ready to go to UBC! 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show , CRFO 100.5 FM welcomed e-poet Kezang Dawa from Bhutan. Called the Wonder Poet, Kezang Dawa , works as a driver in his  magical country and has written over 300 poems on FB. Broadcasting from New Westminster, Ariadne was pleased to read his lovely poem which a fan wants to translate into French.

Also, featured in the show , was a special album by the amazing Laura Kelsey and her band. Dispell http://dispellband.bandcamp.com and a book launch of a lovely book by the talented poetess Preeta Chandran and artist Pankaj Rohilkhandvi. Features to follow as soon as I can.









Let me go home, where my own kind lies

Let me go home, where the birds freely flies’

Let me go home, where I can live with the nature.

Let me go home, where life is full of adventure.


It’s been such a long time, Let me climb this ladder

Climb up, Get in and meet my mother and my father

My home is made of bamboo mats, and we might sleep on the floor

But, this is my home, where love and affections come in galore.


Door lock is of creepers or vines, entangled, maybe not strong

But there is nothing to fear, for no one does anything wrong.

The roof is made of straws or bamboos and maybe tarpaulin.

But it sure holds off the sunlight rays, even the rains down-pouring


In the evening we sit by the fire, drink and sing songs forlorn

Sharing one another’s woes and worries, binding us even strong.

The hard toil, out in the field by the day, is soon relieved

It sure is a good feeling to be amongst your own breed.


A poem by Kezang Dawa (C) All rights reserved by the author.

A Wonder poet from Bhutan