Category Archives: 2012.

World Poetry Proudly Presents Md Saleh Mazumder from Bangladesh!

Featured Poet

Ariadne’s  note : We are so pleased to welcome a new World Poetry Member Md Saleh Mazumder from Bangladesh.  He writes:

“My name is Md Saleh Mazumder.
DOB: 1st September 1985,
 Born: In Dhaka, Bangladesh
Education : BSC honors in Information Technology under University
of    Greenwich. Profession : Importer, trader and distributor of electronics accessories.

Publication: ” Boshonter Kobita”ISBN: 978-984-503-024-3.The poetry book contains 105 poetries in Bangla. has been published on the 2nd December 2012 but will be available to the readers at the book fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh which will be held at 1st February 2013.

 Publication: “Lyrics of Saleh Mazumder”
 ISBN-13: 978-1480284029 ISBN-10: 1480284025
 The book contains 45 poems which was published on 10th September 2012 and is available to readers across USA.

 “I am a poet, has been writing since 2007. Writing is my passion  rather than profession.  Day by day writing has become the thrust of  my soul. I  write in my native language Bangla and English and so far have written more than 250 poetry in Bangla and 75 in English.I believe poetry is a strong media to express the desire, feelings and the statements of heart to the world. I am inspired by the famous Nobel Lauriat South Asian poet Rabindranath Tagore, my  national poet Kaji Najrul Islam and the famous English poet E. E. Cummings.

 Whenever I read a poetry of Tagore it touches my soul and drags me to the paper. I don’t know how well I do it but it is become like prayer to me since I have started to write.  The Modern Poetry of E.E Cummings also inspired me to write romantic poetry.

I chose to be the member of the World Poetry Society because I want to be a delegate of poetry to the people. It’s an international platform and I believe I could be able to enrich myself with the  experiences and writing of other poets of the  World Poetry Family.

If you allow me. it would be an honor to be a delegate of world poet society in my native land Dhaka.

 Below is the poem I would like to share with you.”

WISH

Let’s make this world beautiful,
Let’s make a WISH
Let’s fill this world with Love,
Let’s make a WISH.
We have one world
which we devote to share,
It’s a dedication to the soul
to carry it out in our own.
We have no time to spare,
Let’s erase the tear
Let’s put our hands together,
We will have it in our own,
We have nothing to fear.
no time to spare
Let’s make a WISH.
Let it work.

Md Saleh Mazumder (C)

World Poetry Proudly Presents Betty Scott from the U.S.A.!

Betty Scott,2012 Festival International de Louisiane.

Ariadne’s note: We continue the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival update with Empowered Poet  and World Poetry Member Betty Scott. Welcome back! Also please check the calendar on the top bar for coming events in September.

After the World Poetry Festival, Betty Scott participated in the 2nd annual Chuckanut Writer’s Conference, performing several of her own poems and presenting workshops. Her summer has been devoted to fine-tuning her first book of poems: A Courtroom and a Waterfall: Odes to the Spirit which takes readers through grief to spiritual awareness. She says the manuscript is finally ready for submission.

 She is also revising poems for her second collection, as well as teaching, editing and tutoring other writers. Below is the opening poem from A Courtroom and a Waterfall.

All Aboard the Give It Up For

When bawdy politics
Breed the sins
Of human greed

And when fear and anger
Break our fragile
Planetary needs

Or when time juxtaposes
And we arrive
At grief-ly junctures

Then imagine families
Of the world carried
On the Give It Up For,

A train that to transform
drops the i and glides
On a very long track

And imagine prophetic poets,
The heirs of stories to unfold,
who set the table, prepare

The feast and rearrange
The plot for living brothers,
Forgotten sisters

And spirits of the dead,
And imagine the rust and
Hum of words that tunnel

From hearts and brains
Through arteries and veins,
Soul to soul and back again

Since OnceUpon a Time
Is never once
Upon a time

But the clap and tap
And heartbeat of the past—
Inside—And be forewarned

For clamor turns
A feast into a trough
Passing as we are

Through time
And moving out,
and even though

The Give It Up For
Runs on wheels, slick
With grief beginning

Eons ago, imagine now
On the Give It Up For
We forgo shame that brings

More pain, the lust
For things and fame,
And that glamorous ruse

Of crowning one as best,
Mightier than all the rest,
And imagine no one shouts,

Gossips, diminishes or demeans,
Criticizes, syllabalizes,
Trivializes or blames

For poems are tasty morsels
Of longings and belongings
And we, Dear Readers,

Have always been the Chosen Ones,
To raise and up-hold,
To transform and transcend,

And so for us the poets sing:
Though grief is always with us,
We’re crossing any way.

 By Betty Scott (C)