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World Poetry Proudly Presents Jean Kay from Canada!

Jean Kay









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.”

To enjoy her work:




World Poetry Proudly Presents Yaman Saleh, a Syrian Canadian!

Featured Poet
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.” 

Links: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0098167049/The-Stranger.aspx

 “The Wealth Maker”    http://soaring-eagle.org

 Poetry blog link: http://www.earlyeagle1.wordpress.com

Why Don’t We Care?

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 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
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…

Yaman  Saleh ©


World Poetry Presents Italian Canadian Writers Special Event!

Behind Barb Wire

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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!


In collaboration with BURNABY PUBLIC LIBRARY




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.