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World Poetry Celebrates Pasquale Verdicchio!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show, 100.5 FM on October 24 from 1-2 pm PST had a fascinating show with star co-host Diego Bastinutti and the amazing Victor Schwartzman tech engineer. Calling in at 1:10 pm PST from Italy  was Pasquale Verdicchio  who is teaching for University of California , San Diego program on poetry and walking. A good portion of the show was in Italian, a special treat for our Italian listeners. It was great to understand part of it since it has some similarities to Spanish. Part of it was how it is to have roots in various countries. Also he read his lovely poetry and talked about the art of translating which is a talent that he shares with Diego Bastinutti and Tommy Tao as they try to be part of the character of  poet who wrote the poem translated. 

Second caller was the incomparable Nancy Braithwaite, clarinets  and world renowned musician who was calling in from the Netherlands about a new CD Onions in Paradise composed by Edith Hemingway who is in her nineties  and will be featured next.

Peaceathon Poems by Krishnasankar Acharjee, India, Richard Doiron, Canada  and the next installment of the long Peace activist poem Davy Fidel, Nigeria. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Diego Bastianutti, Tech Victor Schwartzman, special volunteer Sharon Rowe with her new More Big Bessie Stories.

To listen to this special show , CLICK HERE!

 One of his many books: Devils In Paradise: Pasquale Verdicchio: 9781550710274 …http://Devils In Paradise: Pasquale Verdicchio: 9781550710274 … https://www.amazon.ca › Devils-Paradise-Pasquale-Verdicchio https://www.amazon.ca › Devils-Paradise-Pasquale-Verdicchio

Author and translator Pasquale Verdicchio emigrated from Italy to Vancouver, with his family, as a young teen. He has published in English the works of poets Giorgio Caproni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Atzeni, Alda Merini, Andrea Zanzotto, and most recently Vivian Lamarque’s The Golden Man (Ekstasis Editions, 2016). His own poetry collections include The House is Past (Guernica, 2000) and This Nothing’s Place (Guernica, 2008). He teaches at the University of California, San Diego, and returns to British Columbia frequently.

Poem:

My children

whisper

sounds of blossoms

in my ear; blue skies.

clear seas,

baby’s breath,

the memories.

My children whisper

sounds of blossoms

By Pasquale Verdicchio  (C) All rights reserved.

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.