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World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors!



World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors. More to come…

They will be participating on the World Poetry 24 hour around the World Peace Poetathon, September 21st and also in the Fifth World Poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Festival 2016.

 Dr. Hadda Sendoo, Mongolia
Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan
Dr. Stephen Gill, India and Canada
Elaine Woo, Canada
Wanda Kehewin , First Nations, Canada
Mamta Agarwal, India
Adisa AJA Andwele, Barbados and US
Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, Canada.

Alaha Ahrar, Afghanistan and US.
Kwame Yirenkyi, Ghana and Canada
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. Ghana
Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan
Oswald Okaitei , Ghana
Olajuwon Timileyin, Nigeria
Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia
Musa Musavi, Afghanistan
 Caroline C. Nazareno, Philippines.

*Posted with their permission.



 Festival 2014.

In Loving Memory…World Poetry Remembers Nelson Mandela!

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This is the first of several poems  and a special historical video poem by Una
to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, Father of Peace. 1918-2013.
“The poems are posted in the order that they came in. Thank you all for your submissions.

You are an example of courage, forgiveness, and love.
Transcending the boundaries of human existence.
  Embodying peace and respect.

As you travel into the heavens You live within all of us ,
blazing a path, a peace beacon for us to follow.

 Thank you for your gifts.
We love you.
We love you.

Ariadne Sawyer ©






In Loving Memory of Nelson Mandela

In our smiles we have all seen the world’s children raised to open
their arm’s and embrace the future within a glorious freedom.
A light of knowledge you have shed
to help to see us through the days as never-ending dark deceit still
cowering within racism’s rawness as hatred’s blindness has burdened us
too long in this dark time’s age.
If in fervent striving, we have found heart’s fuller destiny beyond all decay.
We need only open up windows
and let our new breeze come to drift in and hope for a brilliant new
dawn to rise that never stops its filling smile.
For sun will sparkle forever its golden glow upon every once darkened soul.
To bring love’s clear message of awakening within all deeper depths,
we will take that bridge across struggles and follow his champion heart!

Saleh Mazumder  Copyright  2013

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The heart of forgiveness and of peace…
To the shore hereof
He sails
his impeccable sail…


The personification of Ubuntu-
The spirit of community
Of brotherliness

Has this darkened day
Gone mute-
Breath has O departed his dust

Let the earth
Honour his spirit of Ubuntu
With oneness
And sense of forgiveness

Let the earth
His sense of loveliness
And to his sailing soul bid, ‘Fare Thee Well Madiba!’

Oswald George Okaitei ©


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  Africa In Mourning

  (Farewell Madiba)

Death has beaten his drum
The dancing step has changed
Death has spoken his words
The melodious song has turn dirge.
Death has drew his rope; taken away our hope
Death has opened the vault,taken away our joy

Oh! See the fall of tears as it roll in our eyes
Hear the mourning cries as it fill our mouths
Africa in mourning
Oh! Africa weep of a great lost,
Death has taken away the eagle
Madiba is gone!
Who to recipe for our fate?
Death; Oh! Death
Who shall pay the debt of this great loss?

Weep not
Oh! Africa weep no more
Ordinary men are born to die once
But Great men are born to make change
Mandela has gone to the journey of no return,
He has left the stage but has left a page
For stories to tell to our children’s children.

Farewell Madiba
You have journeyed on the road of heroes
You have lived a life of courage and wisdom
until death.

R. I. P Nelson Mandela.

Written By Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon © World Poetry Youth Ambassador to Nigeria.

World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Proudly Presents Franci Louann from Canada!

Ariadne’s Note: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the talented poet, organizer and communicator, Franci Louann, part of the Discover New Westminster Series and the beginning of the WP Peace Poetathon Series.

Award winning filmmaker  Vic Sarin was also on at the end of the show, talking about his new film HUE and sharing his wisdom. The last showing is on Friday at 10 am, Vancouver International Film Festival.

E-poems: Happy Birthday World Poetry Canada & International by Oswald George Okaitei for our wonderful Facebook group which is three years old! For the Poetathon Launch , a poem by Leigh Nelson called Gandhi’s Lament.

Music by the accomplished musician and Instrument maker from Salt Spring Island, Terry Warbey from his CD Celtic Heart. To hear this exciting show and the accomplished guests: CLICK HERE!







Franci Louann was born Frances Louann Workman in Stratford, Ontario. She was first published in the mid-70’s in Dorothy Livesay’s last anthology. Franci has thirteen poems in her Peace directory, written since the ‘80’s. The word ‘peace’ appears in forty-four or more of her poems.

Recent publications have been with Lipstick Press, Leaf Press, Silver Bow Publishing, Vivalogue and Quattro Books. Franci loves to contribute small poems to ‘big’ books that might make a difference.

She is the World Poetry Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand and  a communications award winner for her service to the literary and artistic community.







(prompt: write of ‘fear’)

she’d look good
in camouflage
green, brown
would compliment
hazel eyes

but she cringes
at the sight
of camouflage

its purpose
may be hiding
with a gun

Franci Louann flouann@telus.net January 11, 2010

Peace   war   violence   fear   military