World Poetry Celebrates the lovely Anita Lo!

 Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show  on CFRO 100.5 FM welcomed Anita Lo in a special book launch where she also kindly acted as co-host and read the poem of Mr. Hongri Yuan , a well known folk poet from China in Mandarin as well as poems from her new book. A lovely, gracious lady who has a lot to offer.


Anita Lo’s lyric voice is informed by a lovely musicality. In these poems she considers kindness, community and connection through ideas of both the natural world and her neighborhood in Vancouver, Canada. It’s rare for a poet to write in two languages and here Lo displays sensitivity and a simple elegance in both.”

Elee Kraljii Gardiner, author of serpentine loop and Trauma Head.

“Anita loves poetry and is passionately fond of music. Poetry and music together are her two wings, which allow her to gracefully and tastefully float in a lovely blossoming garden of literary arts, rather like a diligent honeybee seeking to collect a diversity of nectar’s.

     This book is the first jar of nectar collected by Anita, natural, fragrant and sweet.  We anxiously look forward to the future appearance of even more remarkably rich publications.”

William Chan, President, The Chinese Canadian Writers’ Association

A poem by Anita:

A Fictional Girl

Perhaps you don’t know that forever

I have put you on the stage

you hide behind the banana trees

then you rise up over the trees

your elegant billowing dresses affront

I want my eyes to open wide

and never leave you,

not even for a second.

Perhaps you don’t know that forever

I have put you in my pictures

you carry a full basket of berries

as you walk along the river

singing with the birds

talking with the flowers

sweeping sweat from your forehead

talking to the flowers

sweeping sweat from your forehead

I want to walk beside you forever.

Perhaps you don’t know that forever

I have put you in my songs

please sing them for the banana trees

sing them for yourself

sing them for nature

and remember to sing them for me

their melodies help me catch you

perhaps you don’t know it

but you have become part of my life forever

 Anita Lo (C) All rights reserved.

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