Ariadne’s note: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you all for an amazing year of poetry and poets from around the world.
For our last entry of 2012 we would like to welcome World Poetry Member Jean Kay. She is unique since she writes a poem everyday and also writes poems by commission. Jean has participated in a number of World Poetry activities.
“Jean Kay has written a poem every morning for over fifteen years, and is published in several anthologies, magazines and newsletters. Her book of poetry is called Morning Light . Jean specializes in writing commissioned poems for special people or events, such as: birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and memorials.”
Ariadne’s note: We would like to thank Yaman for the promotion of this site through social media. He has done an amazing job. Yaman, our greatest thanks!
Since we are all volunteers, it is hard to find the time and the knowledge to do promotion. Also, I would like to thank the thousands of people who have viewed our site. It is a work of love for me and my goal is to make it the best it can be. If any of you want to be a feature, become a member or join our various projects for peace and harmony, you are most welcome. I also would like to thank Heidi Mueller for her help and support in setting up this site and helping whenever needed.
“Yaman is a value-investor, and published poet / author. He’s always been a writer, but poetry dawned upon him suddenly at the beginning of 2011. He found himself rapidly writing poem after poem, till he decided to publish them in one book. He has a Masters in Telecommunications. He’s travelled most of the world. Yaman loves God, above all. He enjoys different kinds of sports and the outdoors, including hiking. His favorite reading subjects are astronomy/cosmology, personal investing, fine poetry, metaphysics, and history. He lives in Richmond, BC- Canada, with his loving, supportive wife, Hunada, two daughters and two sons.”
To stroke the hair Of a little child To lend a hand To someone in pain To listen again and again To think before we talk To walk our talk To feel To heal To try our best To ask ourselves: Why? Why can’t we understand? Why can’t we follow our hearts? How come we sleep at night While someone we love Is suffering, silently? How can we be together While someone we love Is alone! How can that be? It’s not about you and me It’s about what’s inside That which we hide So the outside Remains OK! We play roles We deceive no one But ourselves We listen to the news But we can’t hear The voices Of our own hearts Shame on us Shame on you life! You don’t deserve All that strife You don’t deserve Any of that Craziness You don’t deserve To lose our loved ones For you! But life is not the one To blame It’s what we make of it It’s how we live it And that’s it…
This Information is from our sister group, the Association of Italian Canadian Writers reguarding a special event today. To listen to one of the organizers and participants,Anna Foschi Ciampolini on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show, CLICK HERE!
ASSOCIATION OF ITALIAN CANADIAN WRITERS (AICW)
In collaboration with BURNABY PUBLIC LIBRARY
REMEMBERING THE INTERNMENT OF ITALIAN CANADIANS IN WW2
June 20, 2012 at 7:00pm Burnaby Public Library/McGill Branch, 4565 Albert Street, Burnaby Readings by: Lynne Bowen, Robert Pepper-Smith, Osvaldo Zappa and Anna Foschi Ciampolini Free admission. AICW Books will be available at no charge.
The internment of Italian Canadians in the 1940’s is a troubling chapter in Canadian history, and something of a paradox. Although those events are not widely known, they continue to elicit strong, polarized responses. What are the central issues surrounding the internment? What effects have they had on those interned and on subsequent generations of Canadians of Italian heritage? How should we try to move forward in response to these events?
The writings and essays in Beyond Barbed Wire and Behind Barbed Wire, the two books produced by AICW in partnership with Guernica Editions and Accenti Magazine, offer provocative points to stir debate; others provide thoughtful reflection and raise important questions about rights and responsibilities, power and privilege, political processes, ethnic identity, collective memory and other topics relevant to contemporary Canadian society(Adapted from: Beyond Barbed Wire)
camp petawawa moon
No one can sleep Without wives Without the touch Of lovers.
The moon An empty plate Is claimed by every man In this forgotten moment
Secrets of the heart whispered to this lone luna.
Messages sent across kilometres Across cities of war Sealed in silent Starlight kisses.
Domenico Capilongo (C)
(Behind Barbed Wire, 2012, Toronto, Guernica Editions, edited by Licia Canton, Domenic Cusmano, Michael Mirolla, Jim Zucchero
Domenico Capilongo lives in Toronto with his family. He teaches high school alternative education and practices karate. He has had work published in several national and international literary magazines. His first book of poetry, I thought elvis was Italian was published in 2008 and was short-listed for the 2010 F.G. Bressani Literary Prize. His new book of jazz-inspired poetry, hold the note, was publish in 2010 with Quattro Books.