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World Poetry Proudly Presents Laura Kelsey from Canada!

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Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Jaz Gill welcomed the well known musician and poet Laura Kelsey to the radio show, January 21, CFRO 101.FM. Also included in the show was a special dedication to Lini Grol, who is now 101 and continues to write and share her wisdom. The show covered a wide variety of subjects and music, including where the creative voice comes from. CLICK HERE to listen!

Laura Kelsey: Young and primal; an ego of conciousness; a spirit in tune with the moon. Religion, psychology and even science has suggested there are three main aspects to a human’s self. If it’s true, where does the voice reside? Where is fear and feeling? Laura is exploring the different aspects of being in Cycles, Energy & Art, a book-length project paired with music. Also touching on A Shadow and Going Over the Branches, she ventures into Hell and the Dreamworld and invites you to come along.

 Friday, January 30th IMU presents FREEFLOW, RETURN OF THE STERN & DISPELL @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Show 9:30pm / $10 cover

FREEFLOW – Combining dynamic, rhythm-fused soul with funk, reggae, rock and electronica, Freeflow creates something that’s wholly original — music for and of the people. Their electrifying live shows deliver ass-shakin’ grooves that have turned many a sold out crowd into frenzied disciples while getting even the most jaded club hoppers jumping around. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freeflow/24985664381

RETURN OF THE STERN has been bringing their captivating, groove-based music around town for the past 4 years. Playing a combination of originals and covers, they’ve garnered attention for their honest, fresh and fun approach to funk-jazz. http://www.facebook.com/returnofthestern

DISPELL – Fronted by talented and enigmatic singer Laura Kelsey, Dispell blends jazz, funk and blues rock into original songs and selected covers. Featuring alumni of Stabilo, Sain Arden, Freeflow and others, they’ve played thousands of local shows, tours and festivals between them. http://www.facebook.com/dispellband

 Songs can be downloaded herehttp://www.reverbnation.com/laurakelsey

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Pomegranates are Hard to Eat

One by one, like tiny red teeth
iridescent with white roots
planted in the sour meat of the fruit.
Bunched, clusters of salmon eggs
jelly surrounding the crunchy little bones
of the baby fish.

So much work,
you complain too much
but worth every moment
I add.
My scarlet-stained fingers have to peel
nails digging
juice sprayed across my face like blood.

What is that fruit’s carbon footprint?
so skeptical.
I throw it to the ground, skin imprinting earth.
About the size of a pomegranate

I reply.
You leave
I am left eating the seeds.

Laura Kelsey©

The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival!

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The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Proudly announces the Empowered Award Winners.

We had over 300 nominations come in, some even six months early. We wish we could honour all of you.

Each nominee was nominated by at least two people, in some cases much more. A check was made as to background, good heart,abilities and the quest for peace. The Empowerment awards are based on these qualities.

This year, the age range is from 12-100!

An award will be given to those that can attend during the month of October, for those who cannot come due to Visas or other reasons, a certificate will be sent to you by e-mail. In past festivals, awards were sent out, but most never reached their destinations. If there is a name or country error, please let us  know.

This list will be going on site and when time permits, a brief bio, photo and a poem or writing will be put on site.

The festival is coming together, created by many hours of volunteer work for peace. We are have launched a Crowd Funding site to pay for some of the costs, rather than have it come out of pocket. For more information: Go to  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fourth-world-poetry-peace-festival/x/8284778 and join the team to create empowerment and peace!!This is your festival too and the waves of peace coming from it will circle the world!You can also contribute by becoming a peace connector volunteer and helping out in the festival. Contact: ariadnes@uniserve.com or astarte_sita@yahoo.com

All the best to you and keep up the good work. Peace and the world needs you!

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Award Winners!

World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award: Carol Knepper, Canada.

World Poetry Unsung Hero Award: Mobin Saberi, Canada.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador   Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, Ghana.

World Poetry Music Ambassador Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador: Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia.

World Poetry Theatre Ambassador: Oswald Okaitei. Ghana

World Poetry Youth Peace Ambassador: Timileyin Olajuwon, Nigeria.

World Poetry Empowered Poets:

Janet Kvammen, Canada

Elaine Woo, Canada

Honey Novick, Canada

Una Bruhns, Canada

Lini Grol, Canada

Anviksha Srivastava. India & USA.

Corazon Wong Canda, Japan.

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, USA.

Helen Bar- Lev, Israel

Mamta Agarwal, India

Peter Thabit Jones, Wales

Stanley Barkan, USA

Adisa AJA Andwele, USA.

Samay Hamed, Afghanistan.

Lidia  Chiarelli,  Italy.  

 Murray Kion. Netherlands

Empowered Musician:

Enrico Renz, Canada.

World Poetry Empowered Graphic Artist:

Sainabou Baldeh, The Gambia.

Empowered Filmmakers

Kagan Goh, Canada.

Mary Fowles, Canada.

Rahmat Haidari, Afghanistan.

Ghafar Faizyar, Afghanistan.

Akshat Ajay Sharma, India.

Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan.

*** Three filmmakers from our new partner, Vancouver Asian Film Festival will be joining us as soon as they are selected
 

 

World Poetry Proudly Presents The Youth Poet Anviksha Srivastava!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the wondrous youth poet  12 year old  Anviksha Srivastava who plans to be a Doctor but also continue with her poetry. Calling from California, she wrote a special poem for Canada Day. We want to thank her for her patience once again with initial phone difficulties which seemed to improve as the interview continued. An beautiful e-poem the Niagara River by our eldest, 100 year old Lini Grol who is an example to us all.  Music by Canadian Singers and musicians, Susan Cogan, Linda Lucas (with her dream song)  Swan Walker and Rene Hugo Sanchez. To HEAR THE SHOW CLICK HERE

 

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Anviksha writes:
“Hi Ariadne,
Thank you so much for having me on the show!
Here is the poem I wrote for Canada today on her
day: “Dear Canada”.

 

Dear Canada

in your land
of hope
sprouts success
in your flag
I see
the dreams
of millions
In your
cool breezes
I see
the desire
to thrive
this is the land
where people
can grow
their thoughts
with your open arms
you welcome everybody
you give them
love and laughter
to share
so people don’t
want to
leave you
Dear Canada
God Bless You!

Anviksha Srivastava (C

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A poem for peace.

UNDER MY EYELIDS

I want to share
Smiles with hope
As it flutters
like a butterfly
around rainbow of laughter
I want to
hold hands with love
and become one with it
I want to
cherish a moment
With friendship and trust
 I want that
There will be no wind of pain .
Only Breeze of understanding
Flowing amongst us
I want
that In my
Canvas of imagination
I can paint
A perfect world
With no boundaries
But
When I wish out loud ……
People called me crazy
And I’m left alone
With my dream of peace
Swaying under my eyelids.

Anviksha  Srivastava (C)
Age 12 years
Arcadia , California U.S.A

In Hindi:

पलकोंकेनीचे

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मै  चाहती   हूँ 

उम्मीद   की  मुस्कान  को  बाँटना

उस  तरह

जैसे  तितली  हँसी  के  इन्द्रधनुष  से  बातें  करती  है

मै  चाहती  हूँ

प्यार  से  हाथ  पकड़   के

उसमे  समा  जाऊँ

मै   चाहती   हूँ

दोस्ती   और   विश्वास  के ,

लम्हे  का  आनन्द  लेना

मै  चाहती  हूँ

के  दुःख  की  हवा  न  चले

समझ  की  रिमझिम  फुहार

हम  सभी  के  बीच

बहती  रहे

मै  चाहती  हूँ

के  मेरे  कल्पना  के  कैनवास  पर

एक  ऐसा  संसार  रच  सकूँ

जिसमे  कोई  सरहद  न  हो

लेकिन  जब

मै  अपनी  चाहत

 सबको  बताती  हूँ

लोग  मुझे  पगली  कहते  हैं

और  मै  अकेली  छोड़  दी  जाती  हूँ

अपने  शान्ती  के  सपने  के  साथ

जो  अभी  भी

मेरी  पलकों  में  पलता  है

Anviksha  Srivastava (C)