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World Poetry Celebrates Richard Doiron and Joey Bernados!

 

Award Winner, Richard.

Ariadne’s Notes:Great show! June 20, 1-2 pm PST!Sorry to be so late in featuring. Had some difficulties with my new computer but hope soon to be on track and catch up.

The World Poetry Café welcomed the talented Richard Doiron and Jody Bernados on CFRO 100.5 FM . It was wonderful to hear Richard talking about his peace poem included with other great writers and thinkers and Jody speaking to the world in Tagalog.  

Unfortunately the songs had too much distortion so we hope to have them back in the future. However, he kindly sent some clips so you can click  on the links below for this great duo !

LISTEN TO THE WORLD POETRY CAFE RADIO SHOW HERE! http://www.coopradio.org/content/world-poetry-caf%C3%A9-47

Richard Doiron: published 55 years; estimated 1000 poems published in over 100 anthologies, periodicals, personal books; author of novels, biographical works, essays, and lyricist. Graduate in journalism and Certified Lifeskills Coach; work read at the United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica; . Participant in local,national, and international literary festivals; 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner with World Poetry; 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award with World Friendship Poetry; 2017 nominated for “There is a Winner in You” Lifetime Achievement Award with ARTeryUSA, nominated by James Pasqual Bettio, former senator in the California Senior Legislature.2019 named World Poet Laureate by group World Friendship Poetry. Twice nominated for Governor-General’s Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

Look To Better Days

Look to better days. Look to better ways.
Look to things you never knew.
Take the time to feel. Take the time to heal.
Take the time it takes for you.

Take the higher road. Lug the lighter load.
Take a break and rest awhile.
Put on casual clothes. Stop and smell the rose.
Play it loose and learn to smile.

Be a child again. Never mind you win.
You but need to play a part.
Count the stars above. Get it on with love.
Get it on with all your heart.

Look to better days. Look to better ways.
Look to things you never knew.
Take the time to feel. Take the time to heal.
Take the time it takes for you.

-Richard Doiron © All rights reserved by the author.

 Song smith Joey Bernados.

At age 21, Joey made his way to Saudi Arabia, where he worked for a spell. Needing a distraction from very hardships, he taught himself to play the guitar, his quickly emerging skills a surprise to friends and family alike. His older brother was the first in his family to migrate to the US. His mother followed, as did Joey, who now lives in Fairfield, California, where he works as a janitor with one of the largest health care companies in the world. He also has a second job, working as a massage therapist. He is married; he and his wife, Lea have three children: Raymond, Johnlee, and Leanna.

Links to the wonderful songs coming soon.

Lyrics for the first song here, dedicated to the World Poetry Radio Show!

Wavelengths

(By The Score)

1

Our world is filled with wonder

Our world is filled with woe

Another clap of thunder

That strikes a mighty blow

The children of the future

Need guidance all the while

They need the best of booster

Upon this mighty mile

 

(We reach across the world

On wave lengths by the score

And pray to God above

With every ounce of love

To reach out even more)

 

2

Our world is filled with anger

Our world is filled with pain

We offer up an anchor

To make things right again

The station that you’re hearing

Across the world so wide

Is one we’re engineering

So peace should then abide

 

-Richard Doiron ©

Music: Joey Bernados (C) All rights reserved

World Poetry Canada International Celebrates World Peace Day, September 21!

 

Poster by Ceri Naz.

World Poetry Celebrates Peace!

The World Poetry Cafe featured the first group of poets on World Peace Day. Poets and  their beautiful poems for peace. A lovely opening poem by Mamta.

Ahn Bong Ja, Canada, Katherine L. Gordon,  Canada, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, Mongolia, Honey Novick, Canada, Richard Doiron, Canada, Carol Knepper,  Canada, Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy, India, Mahinour Tawfik, Egypt, Yioula Ioannou Patsalidou, Cyprus, Danny Teller, China, Daniel de Culla , Spain,  Fernando Jose Marti­nez  Alderete, Mexico.

Phone in: Selene Bertelsen and Jemma Downes, Canada.

To hear this special Radio show! CLICK HERE!

We would like to thank the many poets who sent poems and also created different events in their countries, villages and towns.

The second group will be read on September 28th and will be notified.

Peace connectors, peace advocates , peace promoters are needed every day to help bring balance to the world.

Two of the many special projects for World Peace day:

 Our great thanks to Ceri Naz and her students from the Philippines. Peace thanks them!

 

Poster by students in the Philippines.

Thanks to Vani Pradeep from India for her poster and banners plus her motivational work for World Peace!

Also on the show : super tech ,Victor Schwartzman reading some of the poems, World Poetry theme music, Circle of Blue by World Poetry Music Advisor and Ambassador to Japan: Yoshifumi Sakura and The Offering by Mary Youngblood. First Nations.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Hélène Levasseur !

 Ariadne’s Notes: On January 5th, 2017 from 1-2 pm, The World Poetry Café on CFRO, 100,5 FM welcomed the talented Helene Lavasseur to the show for an exciting mixture of poetry and music. E-poets: World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Richard Doiron from Canada  and Nolan Holloway Jr ( about.me/NolanHolloway) from the US. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, Super engineer, Victor Schwartzman, Special Volunteer Sharon Rowe.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RADIO SHOW!

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Hélène Levasseur once an Elementary School Teacher in Ontario became a Trade
and Consumer Show Sales and Marketing Specialist doing exhibitions at the Vancouver Trade 
and Convention Centre and the B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver.

In 1989 Helene experienced a tragedy while golfing which disabled her, causing her to experience
trauma for 27 years. Through rehabilitation, she now enters 2017 hoping to experience triumph.

Hélène however in her time of seclusion recorded a cd in 1999 entitled “Catch the Fever” and founded the Holy Wow Poets in 2009. Recitals occur at 7:00 pm on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Act Theatre in Maple Ridge. Her poetry club is alive and well and still in fruition.

Unable to return to work she remained active composing music, and keeping a poetic journal. She became a lyricist and a quirky rhyming poetic story telling queen.

For decades Hélène kept a journal with an el grandeur rhyming technique. In 2017 she has launched her “Marie Noelle’s Medley” poetry book that she has prepared for family and friends and now you dear poets…

She also created the Holy Wow Poets Anthology in 2013 and has been published in the Festival of Lights yearly poetry booklets and the Royal City Poets Anthology (Silver Bow Publishing). Hélène was an Award Winner in the Maple Ridge Earth Day Poetry Contest. 

She participated in past Honouring our Vets anthologies and others. Hélène is called “Cheers and Chuckles” as this how she is. She is delighted to share her love for her Creator and thanks Him for His Healings galore and all her family and friends and acquaintances that have spruced her up as she recovered and rehabilitated for over a quarter of a century!  It’s been a long haul.

Many thanks indeed to all of you who help Hélène Levasseur to move forth with vim and vigour in the years to come. ” : http://holywowpoetry.com/160-not-bad-for-a-ten-year-old/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email