Caroline C. Nazareno World Poetry Featured Poet from Canada!

Featured Poet

Our featured poet on the World Poetry Cafe Radio show is Caroline C. Nazareno, a talented poet who has been a great volunteer at our First World Poetry International Festival, a supporter and participant. Join World poetry hosts Lucia Gorea and Alejandro Mujica-Olea as they host the World Poetry Cafe with Coroline as the featured poet. To listen to the show, click here!

Caroline C. Nazareno a.k.a. Ceri Naz, is a Filipina with 31 summers on her name is a poetess, writer, journalist, and a healthcare provider for special adults, currently residing in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. She graduated Cum Laude with the degree of Bachelor of Elementary Education and General Science as her concentration at Pangasinan State University- Bayambang, where she got merits in her journalistic skills, public speaking, volunteerism and leadership, then had her Masteral units in Administration and Supervision at Eulogio ”Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology. She gained her creative writing workshops and trainings at University of the Philippines-Diliman and storytelling at Philippine Normal University in coordination with the Philippine National Library. She had been a member of Division of Quezon City Schools Press and School Paper Advisers Association.

Her poems talk mostly about love, peace, friendship, truth, self-concept and more, both in English and Filipino. She is an active co-navigator of Penpen B. Takipsilim’s site or the PENTASI B Society, a poetic hub of poets and poetesses around the globe(in facebook) with the three missions: to inspire, to heal and to awaken. With the inspiration and encouragement of Dr.Penpen, a visual-experimental-philosophical poet like E.E Cummings and film maker, she had just co-hosted him the successful ”i Inspire the World Friendship Poetry Event” last April 10, 2011 in the Philippines.

 

i see no other from yesterday

i am jenny
hopping freely from canopy of canticles
watching seagulls by the seashore
humming like robins
after the storms and thunders
stepping on the broadway
of this apex without borders

i listen to Minerva
dispersing her thoughts
from psalms of our reigning universe
up these stairs and scaffoldings
i asked for the bottomline
of no others, of no outcast
of our own time

uplifted from the quagmire
of unreachable, and impossible
i have tossed the coin
and hold on.
i am beyond the valleys of possibilities
stride my glides
in our lighthouse of unforgotten
ordinary things
we smile
we knit
we fondle
TOGETHER.

ceri naz
7/02/11 BC, Canada

 

 

 

Greetings of Peace and Joy Ariadne
Here’s the poem for the worldpoetry.ca

SA DAKO PAROONAko’y nagmamatyag
..sa saliw ng awit
ng batis na kristal,
..sa tatag ng pagkalilok
ng bundok na banal,
…sa himig at samyo
ni Inang KALIKASAN,
…sa bagong sibol
at umiindak na dahong luntian,
…sa musikang dalisay na handog
ni hanging Amihan.

Sa aking pag-iisa,
musmos kong isip
ay naglakbay,
nagawi sa himpapawid ng pangarap,
puso’y nagsusumamo,taimtim nakikiusap
‘sang buntong hininga,
mula roon, naulinig ko ang ‘yong pagtalima

halika..
sandigan mo’y sinag ng haring araw
tulay mo’y hiwaga ng bahaghari
tanod mo’y kislap ng buwan at bituin,
kasiping mo’y mga payapang gabi,
at matatamis na alaala..

Sa dako paroon,
saplot ay gintong Ngayon
sa pinagtagpi-tagping kahapon
sasalubong sa’yo ang pinto ng
pinagkukrus na isa pang panahon..
damhin mo ang PAG-ASA,
May bukas pa..

************************

English version

towards the distance

I oversee
while strumming a song ..
on a crystal stream,
.. the majestic shape of a
holy mountain,
… the melody and fragrance
of Mother Nature,
… the new spring
and the green leaves swaying
…the music
of a cool northwest wind,
murmurring, singing

In my solitude,
my young mind

traveled,
the unlimited sky of dreams,

heart cried, begged earnestly
and sighed…
from there a soft voice,
without a doubt, sweetly complied …

come …
The glorious sunrays be the stand
The mysteries of the rainbow –the bridging land
the guidance of moon and stars,
the solemn nights be the sanctuaries,
of our sweet memories ..

Towards the distance,
our cloak be the golden essence of today
our roof be the bits and pieces of yesterday
I found the open door
here i am at the crossroads once more..
hope is what i ‘m breathing,
there’s tomorrow, worthy waiting.

copyright 2010
Caroline C. Nazareno a.ka. Ceri Naz  

46 thoughts on “Caroline C. Nazareno World Poetry Featured Poet from Canada!

    1. caroline nazareno

      Dear Ariadne, here’s my poem, thank you so much!

      *~ i see no other from yesterday~*

      i am jenny
      hopping freely from canopy of canticles
      watching seagulls by the seashore
      humming like robins
      after the storms and thunders
      stepping on the broadway
      of this apex without borders

      i listen to Minerva
      dispersing her thoughts
      from psalms of our reigning universe
      up these stairs and scaffoldings
      i asked for the bottomline
      of no others, of no outcast
      of our own time

      uplifted from the quagmire
      of unreachable, and impossible
      i have tossed the coin
      and hold on.
      i am beyond the valleys of possibilities
      stride my glides
      in our lighthouse of unforgotten
      ordinary things
      we smile
      we knit
      we fondle
      TOGETHER.

      ~ceri naz
      7/02/11 BC, Canada

      Reply
    1. Selene Bertelsen

      Ceri,

      I know exactly how you feel when you say, “You’ve found your home”! Many poetic/literary groups just sit around a table and offer constructive criticism. But World Poetry DOES give you not just valuable feedback, but something more important; a home. A place where you can be multlingual, a place where you can be HEARD, a place where you can be offered support for book launches, a place where more experienced WP members can offer you literary advice, a place to volunteer, a place full of like-minded people, and most importantly, a place for YOU! Welcome and thanks so much for being a big help at our 1st International Festival! Hope you are looking forward to the 2nd one next year in May!!

      And congrats on all your educational, professional, and personal successes! I absolutely love your poetry and it inspires me!

      Reply
      1. caroline nazareno

        dearie Selene, you’re such a goddess i adore, your heart i keep to mine, i know we have the same goal, to win the glory of peace, love and unity. Thank you so much.

        Reply
  1. Ariadne Post author

    Thanks so much for all your lovely comments. It makes this volunteer job easier!
    Please check the last two poems. I had a lot of trouble putting them in.
    Best,
    Ariadne

    Reply
    1. caroline nazareno

      Dear Ariadne, I made some corrections to my poems, thanks a lot!

      Sa Dako Paroon

      Ako’y nagmamatyag
      sa saliw ng awit
      ng batis na kristal,
      sa tatag ng pagkalilok
      ng bundok na banal,
      sa himig at samyo
      ni Inang KALIKASAN,
      sa bagong sibol
      at umiindak na dahong luntian,
      sa musikang dalisay na handog
      ni hanging Amihan.
      Sa aking pag-iisa,
      musmos kong isip
      ay naglakbay,
      nagawi sa himpapawid ng pangarap,
      puso’y nagsusumamo,taimtim nakikiusap
      ‘sang buntong hininga,
      mula roon, naulinig ko ang ‘yong pagtalima

      halika..
      sandigan mo’y sinag ng haring araw
      tulay mo’y hiwaga ng bahaghari
      tanod mo’y kislap ng buwan at bituin,
      kasiping mo’y mga payapang gabi,
      at matatamis na alaala..

      Sa dako paroon,
      saplot ay gintong Ngayon
      sa pinagtagpi-tagping kahapon
      sasalubong sa’yo ang pinto ng
      pinagkukrus na isa pang panahon..
      damhin mo ang PAG-ASA,
      May bukas pa..

      ************************

      towards the distance

      I oversee
      while strumming a song
      on a crystal stream,
      the majestic shape of a
      holy mountain,
      the melody and fragrance
      of Mother Nature,
      the new spring
      and the green leaves swaying
      the music
      of a cool northwest wind,
      murmuring, singing

      In my solitude,
      my young mind

      traveled,
      the unlimited sky of dreams,

      heart cried, begged earnestly
      and sighed…
      from there a soft voice,
      without a doubt, sweetly complied

      come …
      The glorious sunrays be the stand
      The mysteries of the rainbow –the bridging land
      the guidance of moon and stars,
      the solemn nights be the sanctuaries,
      of our sweet memories

      Towards the distance,
      our cloak be the golden essence of today
      our roof be the bits and pieces of yesterday
      I found the open door
      here i am at the crossroads once more..
      hope is what i ‘m breathing,
      there’s tomorrow, worthy waiting.

      copyright 2010
      Caroline C. Nazareno a.ka. Ceri Naz

      Reply
  2. Ariadne

    Sorry, it took me so long to put the poems in-over two hours. I just do not have time but at least they can see your changes on the comment page.
    Best,
    Ariadne

    Reply
  3. LAnie Delos Santos

    Congratulations to you Ate Ceri!

    Job well done! I’m so proud of you!

    More power!

    Lanie-Palwan, Philippines

    Reply
  4. Michell Olivares Sarifa

    Wow…such crafts wonderfully woven!Keep it up sis Ceri:)You’re one of a kind.God bless you more and more…..clap clap clap!!!!

    Reply
  5. Rafaela Domondon Xikidi

    I love you Tita Ceri and all your writings…God bless..Im one from the angels who always thirsty in reading the beautiful writings from your heart about LOVE and PEACE…because it brings us JOY in our lives..

    Reply
  6. Steven Curtis Lance

    Hello my dear fellow poet! Thank you for inviting me; it’s very nice here, and I’m proud of you. I’m honored to be your friend. I send you my love. <(")

    Reply
  7. Raci Niwa

    Slowly the lady has made her descent,
    to claim her throne
    in the kingdom of poetry…

    i’m so proud of you Senpai Cee…
    Wish you all the best…
    I love you!!!

    Reply
  8. PenPen B. Takipsilim

    To be a participant and member of this very prestigious organization
    will inspire Filipinos to continuously study, to work hard,
    and to show the best in ourselves;

    That HONOR & GREAT RESPECT
    for Ourselves are one of the highest
    Personal Values & Virtues,
    still as old and still remain the sources
    of our deep personal success and happiness.

    CONGRATULATION!

    MABUHAY ANG “WORLD POETRY INTERNATIONAL” !

    MABUHAY ANG MGA FILIPINO!

    Reply
  9. Ricardo Fajutagana Maulion

    Just read your two masterpieces here Ceri. You’re simply in your best element here. Congratz and keep it up. Sarap basahin parang musika!

    Reply
  10. Ricardo Fajutagana Maulion

    Just read your two masterpieces here Ceri. And you’re simply in your best element in this work. Sarap basahin parang musika. Congratz and padayon sa paglawig!

    Reply
  11. Noel Abejero

    your mastery of verse form is unparalleled. What Thomas Kinkade does it with painting (and Noel Abejero in photography ,jok) , you do it with your poetry….I am very proud of you….You are a rare Diamond from our town….

    Reply
  12. rob ronao ripalda

    A smile from an awakened soul,
    Your poem has the power to console,
    Gratitude I sincerely express,
    For one great world poetess…
    🙂

    Reply
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