Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show CFRO 100.5 FM on September 26 continued the Peaceathon with readings of the peace poets from around the world and other events. This year has been the best ever with so many peace events and so much wonderful work to create a wave of loving peace to circle the world and help it to balance itself.
Poets and Peace Promoters. On Thursday, September 26, at 1:10 pm PST, the World Poetry Peaceathon continued with poems from Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Mahmood Jan, Lidia Chiarelli, Gloria Khe, Juanita Garcia Vera, and James Berkowitz. Also, time permitting the lovely long poem by Pj Johnson, Poet Laureate of the Yukon. Eighty of the shorter poems were given away with permission on Sunday at two events that we participated in.
Calling in with a brand new CD also at 1:30 pm PS with his brand new CD was Jason Yeager with New Songs of Resistance, which featured reimagined folk music from Argentina, Chile, and Brazil, as well as new compositions inspired by our current reality. It fit in and was blessed with the rest of the program so well. Also, in the midst of the poetry readings, we were honored by the wonderful musician Jason Yeager and his great new CD New Songs of Resistance. Jason is also giving part of the proceeds to Raices who help migrant families. Go to https://www.jasonyeager.com/ for more information and to buy a CD!
*Thanks to Braithwaite and Katz for another wonderful musician!
Painting by Mahmood Jan. Peace Poet from Afghanistan
Ariadne’s News: On May 2, 1-2 pm PST, CFRO 100.5 FM, the World Poetry Café radio show had a fascinating show with celebrating two book launches with Nima Tshering from Bhutan and Ahmad Ahmad Al-Khatat, a talented Iraqi Canadian poet! I will do separate features for each guest.
The show began with a healing song by a Hopi Elder and later continued with a solo woman’s voice song in a cave in Albania that is supposed to have the best acoustics in the world.
Featured e-poem Rain of Peach Petals was also from Bhutan sent by Ngawang Tenzin ,currently working as Radio Jockey for Tsangla (Native dialect of eastern populace) for Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation.
This was an special show for us with two book launches, a recorded message from Bhutan and a poem in Arabic by Ahmad Al-Khatat, a short story from Sharon’s new book More Big Bessie Stories and more!
“The title of my book is “songs of lonely raven” here is the synopsis of my book, I heard the old, old men say, poetry is a tapestry of thoughts and wonders. And I truly believe that one cannot be a poet without connecting with nature: a strong bond exists between the nature and the poet. To live and die without wondering and asking questions is a life wasted. Life has a lot to offer us and if we even try to unlock these treasures buried deep inside us, its has the ability to change us. Scientist use deduction and empiricism to understand nature: whilst poetry is the poet’s magic tool and always remember all that is wild is beautiful and wondrous like the daises.”
“You can purchase the book from me. Email me at, firstname.lastname@example.org “
Note: the material below was taken from messenger and may be hard to read.
*A New Year painting for peace and togetherness by Afghan Peace Poet Mahmood Jan with his powerful messages of respect, peace and love.
Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café, Feb. 21 at 1:10 PM PST, 100.5 FM,CFRO featured the welcome music, Londonian Set for piano solo in two movements played by Mamora Yabuki at Gewand Hall in Hiroshima of the well known composer and World Poetry Music Director Yoshifumi Sakura along with healing prayers and love for him. E-poet: Rabia Ahrar with her poem Wishes Died.
We also welcomed the Metaphysical Poetess Alara Bretanne from Vancouver Island! She read her beautiful poems and sang a healing song chant in Sanskrit . The song was so moving that she sang it twice! You could hear and feel the healing vibrations.
Also, some great poems from a new anthology by super tech, Victor Schwartzman ,e-poem by Rabia Ahar and a new Big Bessie story by Sharon Rowe from her upcoming book, More Big Bessie Stories. Don’t miss listening to the show below! The Music is amazing.
Alara Bretanne 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.
Her recent poem:
Trapped in a world with no vision of itself Spirits encased in matter A Harry Potter world of dementors Thought things weave a blanket of shadow
The shadow world thrives on fear essence Its daily diet of war, violence, racism, lack A slow death of desperation The message of permanent hope Riding an undercurrent in an impermanent illusion
Will you listen to the message? Will you hear its whisper? Will you feel its vibration? Will you act?
Hope sighs, “Shadow has no substance; Only that which you give it.” Shadow’s weapon – poisonous lies, Battering the flimsy shell of the deeper Indestructible worth of your being.
Shadow maliciously smiles, “Death is everywhere.” And licks gritty, black lips Like the con artist it is
Hope laughs with gut wrenching glee, “That’s the greatest lie of all,” Death is nothing, a transition of consciousness; That is all, a reprieve from matter.
Remember, remember, remember
The Hope wave moves on, Shadow evaporates.
Remember, remember, remember is the remaining echo.