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World Poetry Peaceathon 2019 Official Opening!

Ariadne’s Notes: We celebrated our Official Peaceathon on the World Poetry Cafe with the first two wonderful poets! Katherine L. Gordon from Canada and Helen Bar-Lev from Israel.

 Our team: Victor Schwartzman, tech, host and producer, Ariadne Sawyer, Special volunteer Sharon Rowe.


The Next Big Bang

Un-chart the oceans

un-map the continents

un-name the stars

un-calendar the days,

make it all undiscovered and new.

Then peoples of varied geographies

will be our teachers.

No wars, no weapons, no treaties or deceits,

the language of brotherhood will prevail.

Learning ideas to grow minds and hearts

dances and songs, cultural uniqueness celebrated.

How wise we will all become, how compassionate,

no one exploited, no one demeaned, only valued.

In new constellations, we will shine,

children will be gifts, the aged a treasure,

a circle of belonging and love.

We could eat sunshine and flowers,

animals our pets and we pets of animals,

history will be how we became one,

regrew the stars.

Katherine L. Gordon (c) All rights reserved. 

©  2019, Poet, Critic and author. Canada.

****Read by the amazing Victor Shwartzman. 


Let There Be Peace

No more war

said the bomb to the bullet

the shell to the tank

the missile to the rocket


No more

said the plowshare to the sword

said the soldier to the slaughter

the widow to her children


Let there be peace

said the cemeteries to the skeletons

the fields to the poppies

the lion to the lamb


Amen again and again


© 8.2018 Helen Bar-Lev

***Read by Ariadne Sawyer.

Hele Bar-Lev, artist, poet www.helenbarlev.com

Overseas Connections Coordinator, Voices Israel Group of Poets in English


International Senior Poet Laureate, Amy Kitchener Foundation

Israeli representative, Immagine& Poesia https://immaginepoesia.jimdo.com/

Recipient Homer European Medal for Poetry and Art.

All rights reserved by author  (C)



Painting. Helen writes:

Use this painting please Ariadne. It is of a street in the Artists Colony in Tsfat (Safed). I was a member of the colony and lived there from 1989-2001.

The door depicts the lions of Judah, the Hamsa, doves of peace, grapes – it is wooden and old.”


World Poetry Canada International Celebrates World Peace Day, September 21!


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.

To hear this special Radio show! CLICK HERE!

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.