Ariadne’s note: The World Poetry Café with hosts Vivian Davidson and Israel Mota welcomed Lui Porc and Anita Aguirre Nieveras to the show: CLICK HERE http://www.coopradio.org/content/world-poetry-cafe-2 to listen to the show.
Lui Porc was born in Poland, but he has lived in Canada most of his life. Being exposed to a great diversity and mobility – including traveling around the world – he has learned how the life and the world is beautiful, especially when we live in peace, harmony, and prosperity.He is educated in engineering, international business, and the arts. He is delighted to enlighten the spirit of everyone in the world. It is ecstatic to create with love the sculpture, jewellery, and the poetry especially about love – be it in the past, present, or future; the actual, the prayer, or a dream – they are all fantastic reality.
Dancing in the Sky (1)
Every time I look above in the sky
I always see you very very high
Dancing for all the world and so for me
Expressing your spirit totally free
Came as the star of orient to be near
To dance sweet melody I could hear
That’s flowing like blue river in my heart
Right from the beginning, right from the start
You dance so gracefully like the angel
Flowing the wings that no-one could excel
Flowing the movements in rhythmic sweet tones
In the harmony with the cosmic zones
You dance in the sky gentle like warm breeze
Like perfect acrobat with poise and ease
You dance on the stage and in my dreams too
In beautiful costumes in red and blue
So expressive so elegant motions
Only you do create loving notions
That all the world can seek and admire
How great you dance with passion and fire
My we all dance with you together
The same rhythm, same tempo forever
Until we get full exhilaration
All over the world, over each nation
Lui Porc ©
Ariadne’s notes: A wonderful radio show! Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Vivian Davidson welcomed the poet and guiding light of Vancouver Asian Heritage Society Winnie L. Cheung in a special show honouring her mother. She shared the making of her mother’s book Childhood Lost which is available at People’s Co-op Bookstore on Commercial Drive , Vancouver, BC, Canada. 100% of the proceeds are donated to support Girls Education via UNICEF & other Charities.) Winnie also read her peace poems inspired by her mother which had been on display at UBC.
Also featured was the welcome poem for Neda in Egypt and her message to Ariadne.
Special guest Anita Aguirre Niveras hosted a segment of poems a song and birthday messages to a gentleman who is 99 years young!
To hear this great show: CLICK HERE! Note: the shows are archived for six months.
Winnie L. Cheung writes in English and Chinese. An international and intercultural educator, she has taken early retirement to create more personal space for reading and writing. “Poetry, flowing from our inner fount and distilled from lived experiences, is the ultimate expression of humanity”, says Winnie. She wants to celebrate it with other kindred spirits, and enjoys being part of the Tapestry Team from the World Poetry Society which shares a poem by the renowned Chinese Tang Dynasty Poet Li Bai (701 –762) by reading it in several languages on different occasions throughout the Lower Mainland.
In recent years she has also devoted a lot of her time to promoting immigrant artists by building platforms and bridges through The Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS).
A Waiting Prayer
Huddled under the family table laden
with memories of better times
Nose bleeding, fuming smoke
heart in mouth, dry with fear
We waited and hoped
Knees deep in cold clammy mud
Eyes wide open
mouth shut tight.
A baby wailed and was
but for the chirpy crickets in the grass
and jubilant mosquitoes zooming past.
We waited and prayed
for dinner and
Winnie L. Cheung (C)
The Dead Screamed
Fiery lines scratched the
Bombers zoomed by
Blood clouds descended and
rose in style
Century-old homes smashed to smithereens
Thousand-year-old bloodlines scattered –
severed or thinned.
The living remained silent.
The dead screamed.
Winnie L. Cheung (C)
Love Song #1A & B.docx, Photo and poem in Chinese and English.
Ariadne’s note: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Vivian Davidson and Israel Mota welcomed the well known romantic poetess , actress and writer Rosario Arias Naranjo to the show! It was wonderful to see her again and listen to her beautiful poetry. To hear the show, CLICK HERE!
Rosario Arias Naranjo nacio un 1 de Octubre en Pradera Valle Colombia, desde los tres anios reside en Cali. Desde temprana edad inicia su carrera literaria declamando su poesia romantica presentandose en: Colombia, New York, Houston, y Miami. Participo desde 1988 en algunas peliculas en Cali, y en Vancouver desde el ano 2010, entre las peliculas actuo en una con Penelope Cruz. Tiene su libro Cd Mensajes del Corazon siendo un exito aqui en Vancouver. Escribio en la revista Via Internacional en la ciudad de New York.
Rosario Arias Naranjo was born October 1 in Pradera Valle, Colombia. Afterward, she resided for three years in Cali. From an early age, she began a literary career, reciting her romantic poetry in Columbia, New York, Houston, and Miami. She also worked as an actress in Cali and in Vancouver in 2010, entered films with Penelope Cruz. She has a CD, Messages from the Heart which was very successful in Vancouver. She writes for the New York magazine Via International.