Poster by Ceri Naz.
World Poetry Celebrates Peace!
The World Poetry Cafe featured the first group of poets on World Peace Day. Poets and their beautiful poems for peace. A lovely opening poem by Mamta.
Ahn Bong Ja, Canada, Katherine L. Gordon, Canada, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, Mongolia, Honey Novick, Canada, Richard Doiron, Canada, Carol Knepper, Canada, Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy, India, Mahinour Tawfik, Egypt, Yioula Ioannou Patsalidou, Cyprus, Danny Teller, China, Daniel de Culla , Spain, Fernando Jose Martinez Alderete, Mexico.
Phone in: Selene Bertelsen and Jemma Downes, Canada.
We would like to thank the many poets who sent poems and also created different events in their countries, villages and towns.
The second group will be read on September 28th and will be notified.
Peace connectors, peace advocates , peace promoters are needed every day to help bring balance to the world.
Two of the many special projects for World Peace day:
Our great thanks to Ceri Naz and her students from the Philippines. Peace thanks them!
Poster by students in the Philippines.
Thanks to Vani Pradeep from India for her poster and banners plus her motivational work for World Peace!
Also on the show : super tech ,Victor Schwartzman reading some of the poems, World Poetry theme music, Circle of Blue by World Poetry Music Advisor and Ambassador to Japan: Yoshifumi Sakura and The Offering by Mary Youngblood. First Nations.
Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry Canada International Peaceathon welcomes another wonderful partner from India! Vani Pradeep. Peace is in good hands with her.
She writes: “I have been into content writing and poetry crafting since 2001. I love the works of Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, John Keats and several other poets. My first English poem ‘Mother’ was published in www.poetry.com. My writing took the major international platform in 2013. Recognition came from a Jamaican fine artist – the Editor-in-Chief of ‘Lucienne Lovelette The Arts Magazine Collection International’ (LLTAMCI) – The introduction poem for their edition went from me apart from few other poems. Now, My works are with the magazine for their hardcopy launch in The US in the name: ‘BIAM’. Opportunities from World Poetry Canada in recognition of my ’emotions based poetry’ are having me go the next steps in my poetry work. My peace poetry was on Display for World Peaceathon Exhibit at UBC. I was recently on a couple of weekly radio shows for the ‘National Poetry Month’ on ‘World Poetry Open Mic’ and was also the phone guest on World Poetry Cafe Radio streaming @ 100.5 FM.”
CRY OF THE ROSES…
As we sway smothered in blood shed,
Neither men nor nature know the pains of red.
Midst reign of terror, guns and smoke,
We lay like the extinct.
‘I’ – A symbol of love to this world –
the color of bloodshed, I do have.
I am a weeping rose;
Weeping to the depths of my heart
to see the unearthly, eerie
turn of ‘shoot to death’.
Earth: ‘mother to all’
is pained and wounded.
To see her children perishing in pain.
If Love be your core and
Peace be within you,
Lying somewhere unheard to, within the self;
Stamp down that gun,
to turn smoke into love.
Be a symbol of LOVE!
Love Can turn Ashes to Flourishing Soil.
Love Can Heal.
Love Can Cherish Peace.
Love can build an EARTH.
Vani Pradeep (C)