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World Poetry Proudly Presents Wilma Seville from Canada!

Featured poet

Ariadne writes. The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show is pleased to welcome World Poetry Member Wilma Seville to the show! Also featured are two e-poets from the World Poetry Canada & International closed Face-book Group, Wilika Matchweta Asimont from Maui  and Sultan  Khilj from Pakistan.  Due to technical difficulties, the show was not at its best. The phone link is being checked by the radio station. Our apologies to all. we will be doing another show in the future. Listen here for the Radio Link!

Wilma Seville writes poetry, short stories, magazine and newspaper articles. She originally is from Lachine, Quebec and now resides in Hamilton, Ontario. She sits on the Literary Arts Committee of the Hamilton Arts Council and has done so for more than six years. She is a member of Tower Poetry Society, Poetry Center and World Poetry.

In her work, particularly in poetry, she writes about nature, human behaviour, people with special needs, and on the lighter side, she writes about her beloved cats, Boots and Tiger.

Her interests include music – classical and semi-classical, operetta, reading, walking at the waterfront and attending literary functions.

She is the proud mother of two grown up children and a wonderful son-in-law.

Excuse me please, won’t some body help?

Outside the plaza, where he stands most days,
he bends to feel the shape of coins,
which strangers, as they pause to listen,
toss into his case.

Arms and legs ache from a long day.
smile fades from his face, he closes his accordion
tucking it neatly into its case.
he’s ready to call it a day.

He walks to his familiar bus stop and waits.
buses pass him, but they do not stop.
one woman driver pulls over, speaks and points
to the moved bus stop across the busy street.

My eyes notice his predicament
although I cannot hear what is said.
I see her point and him start off
in the direction where the new stop is.

I can see construction in his path
my heart is in my throat, sheer will power
propels me ahead with my walker
I try to catch up, to help if I can.

White cane wildly waving.
expressive face etched with distress
rushing feet going too fast for me.
he charges towards the danger zone.

Excuse me please, won’t somebody help?
tears in his voice and eyes
people ignore him as they rush by
wrapped up in their own affairs.

Wilma  Seville (C)

 

 

World Poetry Proudly Presents JOAQUIN E. GONZALEZ CARDONA from Canada!

 

 

 

Hosts Lucia Gorea and Patricio welcomed JOAQUIN E. GONZALEZ CARDONA, a musician and producer of two radio shows on CFRO 100.5 FM. To hear this special show in Spanish and English, CLICK HERE!

MUNDO FLAMENCO (radio show) TANGO ROMANTICO (radio show) Jueves 9:00 AM a 11:00 AM. CFRO 102.7 FM COOP RADIO. JOAQUIN E. GONZALEZ CARDONA. Director/Productor. Listen live www.coopradio.org Productor de dos programas de radio transmitidos en castellano cada Jueves de 9:00 AM a 11:00 AM *Director y Productor de espacio de reflexion “EL CAFE DEL FILOSOFO” columna que se publica en medios de comunicacion impresos: Spanglish Magazine, Comunidad Latina Magazine,SINFRONTERAS News y sitio web esencialatina.com *Director y Productor del FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TROVA DE VANCOUVER. *Director de seccion de Cultura y Arte de sitio web ESENCIA LATINA.COM Interprete de musica semiclasica hispana (boleros,tangos,milongas, rumba,flamenco,trova,etc).

 

World Poetry Proudly Presents Jude Neale from Bowen Island, B.C. Canada!

Jude Neale, featured poet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To hear Jude on the World Poetry Cafe with hosts Lucia Gorea and Isreal Moto, please CLICK HERE!

Jude Neale is a Canadian poet living on Bowen Island off of Vancouver B.C. Canada. Her writing has been published  frequently in journals like The Antigonish Review and Quill, online magazines such as Monday’s poem and Ascent Aspirations Magazine, and anthologies like the forthcoming Tri-City Anthology and The Wild Weathers Book of Love. Her book , Only the Fallen CanSee (Leaf press) was published in 2011. It is a collection of poems that have been informed by mental illness. She was shortlisted for the 2012 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize run out of Ireland; The 2012 International Poetic Republic PoetryPrize out of the U.K. ,and nominated for the 2012 Canadian Re Lit Award for her book ‘Only the Fallen Can See’.

“I start with one image when I write. In the title poem from my next book, A Quiet Coming of Light, I loved the sound of cuttle boned knife, which lead me of course to the kiss in the pathway! I take a long time to complete a poem as the story must be succinctly and beautifully told.”

A QUIET COMING OF LIGHT

A spray of moonlight
fell like pewter beads
onto the petaled earth.

I made up sly Russian dance steps
to ambush you-

a curl of smoke crawling
under a tightly closed door.

But oh dearest husband:

now my hair’s white as china
and brittle as branches,

and I still want you
to want me
more than our own small complaints.

I kept your life’s secrets
taped to my mattress

in drawers with no handles
and cuttle-bone knives.

You see,
I wore you like perfume
under the moon
with the roses.

Your skin stretched
and settled round mine.

I remember
the press of your lips
on the pathway,

when we became part of
a quiet coming
of light.

 Jude Neale (C)