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World Poetry Presents MICHAEL KWAKU KESSE SOMUAH!

 

Somuah, Michael Kwaku Kesse

Ariadne wrote: We are  so pleased to welcome our new World Poetry Reading Series Member!  He will be featured three times during his membership and you will be able to read a selection of his poems. He dedicated his poem to Oneal Walters who has been a long time friend and supporter of World Poetry.

MICHAEL KWAKU KESSE SOMUAH was born in Akim-Oda but a native of Obo-Kwahu, Ghana, in December 1984 and was educated at the Hermann Gmeiner School (SOS)-Tema, Presbyterian Boys Secondary School (Accra), before pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Management studies at the University of Cape Coast.  He holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Management and Commercial Management from the Institute of Commercial Management-UK.

Michael is currently the Project/Human Resource Support Executive of Rakes Company Limited, an avid poet and has coordinated activities with the Secretary General of the Pan-African Writers’ Association, Prof. Atukwei Okai, the Ghana Association of Writers’ as member on their GAWBOFEST sub-committee, and Publication team. A staunch member and contributor of Poetryspace (UK), Indigo Dreams (UK), United Poets Laureate International (Brotherhood of Peace through Poetry) -California/USA, and other literary bodies. Michael is currently working on his first poetry book which seeks to conquer the opponent with love.

A little about the Writer
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah lives in Ghana and is an African
Poet.

International Poetry congresses and festivals have
included his poetry presentations and writings in their programs. He is an
award-winning poet and has participated in Poetry events, readings in and out
of Ghana, including Greece.

As a Kostis Palamas poetry prize winner and Guest editor
of Poetry Space-UK, he is being published widely in Literary Journals,
Anthologies and newspapers in the UK, Canada, India, Ghana, Malawi, South
Africa, Pakistan, Hungary, Greece, USA and other web hosting literary
Magazines. He uses his form of poetry in projecting brotherhood of peace, love
and beauty in all style, and a distinguished member of United Poets Laureate
International-Brotherhood of Peace through Poetry (UPLI-USA), Indian Poetry
Society, Ghana Association of Writers’ (GAW) among others

Michael’s poems have been translated into other languages
such as polish by Piotr Balkus, Croatian by Vinko Kalinic, Hungarian by Istvan
Dabi and read on Co-op radio 102.7 in Canada by Ariadne Sawyer

He is a Project Support Executive of Rakes Company
Limited, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of
Cape Coast and finds poetry as a tool of promoting peace and conquering the
opponent with love. He is writing his first poetry book.

You can reach the Poet at kmsogh@gmail.com and blogs on www.mkksomuah.wordpress.com

IF I DIE YOUNG

to Oneal Walters (Canada)

If I should die young,
Bury me at dawn
Where the rivers are still
Butterflies migrating,
And the world soaked in silence.

If I should die young,
Do not shed a tear
Do not cause a scare
But,
Ask of smiles from the rainbow
On my smiley rest.

If I should die young
Feel human again
Smell the roses
Jolly in the floodgates of rain
And dance to the music my heart aspired for.

If I should die young,
Hide your sadness
Alarm the world with happiness
‘Coz that is what I lived for

Copyright © 2011

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah (Ghana)

World Poetry Presents Alan Hill from Canada!

Featured poet Alan Hill

World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Guest Host Oparin Ortiz and Host Ariadne Sawyer welcomed Alan Hill in a special telephone inteview in which he shared his poems and talked about the upcoming World Poetry  Canada & International Peace Festival in May, 2012. To listen to the radio show and to hear Alan and e-poet from India, Samarendra Patra, please CLICK HERE!

Alan Hill lives in New Westminster, British Columbia and has been writing since 2001. He has been published in Canada by CV2, Canadian Literature, Antigonish Review and the Vancouver Review. He has also been published in ‘Rocksalt’, An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry (Mother Tongue Publishing 2008)

The Upstairs Country

Above us
in our postcard sized
spare room
our nanny has the Philippines

through Skpe connected live
to her sons and mother
that she has pixilated here,
hot wired
into our Canadian winter
her bus driver husband

just home from work,
bathing in the wallow
of his unfiltered cigarettes,
blows smoke
through our floorboards

tropical birds chirp

laughter

the wind
slugs slovenly
through the palm trees
into our stairwell.

Last Sunday a typhoon
shook the ceiling
sprinkled plaster
over Peter Mansbridge
as he read
the evening news

we heard the squeaking
of leaping furniture
as her whole family
sheltered
in panic
under the bed

the sound of a car
being hastily reversed
Into a bedside cabinet

the crack of our
upstairs windows being shut
and blinds drawn
as the ocean flooded in.

Alan Hill (c)

Samarendra Patra Featured World Poet from India!

 

Featured Poet

Samarendra Patra, aged 19 is a second year student of B.Tech-Mechanical Engineering in the prestigious SRM UNIVERSITY, Chennai-INDIA. He was brought up in a small township of NALCO named Damanjodi means “Paharon ka Sangam-the unification of the hills”. Reading and writing poetry has always been his passion. Basically, the ambition of the author is to become an entrepreneur. His sensitivity to the surroundings have thrived him as a poet.-He has written more than 200 poems in three languages-English, hindi and oriya. He was featured as the guest poet on ALAN GILBERT’S BLOG- “ALL THAT RHYMES”. Alan gilbert- Alan Gilbert (born February 23, 1967) is an American violinist, currently the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic).He is also featured on the website of Gina Mcknight-popular Author and Freelance Writer-USA.He was also invited to join IFLAC- THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR THE LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF PEACE by IFLAC’s Founding President – Dr. Ada Aharoni .His three poems will be getting featured in an upcoming anthology of ‘SILVER BOW’ ,a Canadian publisher. His second book of poetry-‘My transition-A silent voyage’ will be releasing in the year 2012.He has got his poetry in many local and national dailies. His poetry is being read by the people belonging to all parts of the globe. “Samarendra Patra is a highly gifted and talented poet” says, Dr.Karunesh Aggrawal-Managing editor (CYBERWIT.NET). “Samarendra is the poet-patriot hotly loving the Native Land and ready to battle for India as Invincible Empire Spirit. Degenerative «Western culture» and «poetic postmodernism» of the Indian intelligentsia haven’t poisoned original verses of the young poet. Samarendra take one’s bearings mainly on Sacred Vedic and classical archetypes of the IndianPoetry.”says, Azsacra Zarathustra-Russian esoteric philosopher and poet.“His poems touch the inner chords of the readers” says,Liliana Negoi(Romania)- Author,poet -“Sands and shadows”, “Footsteps on sand – tanka collection”

His first book-“MY MUSINGS-The poetry within” was released from Rochak Publishing (Allahabad) in june-18, 2011. 

The River

 
 
 Ariadne wrote: The following poem was sent to me with the following request. It will be read on the World poetry Cafe Radio Show as an e-poem November 8th at 9:30 pm PST or live on www.coopradio.org
 He writes:”I have writen a poem -‘The threshold love’ to awaken my countrymen to stop spoiling the river Yamuna as it’s declining water level will result in the breaking down of’ TAJ MAHAL’-one of seven wonders of the world.Can you please help me by featuring this poem on your website or your newsletter so that it reaches the ears of million people? “
 
 Samarendra Patra
 

The Threshold Love…

While, flipping through the pages of history,
Gracefully my eyes on an ancient Love memory.
The memory drifted me aback to a king and queen,
Their indomitable love to colossus space did preen.
King-Shah Jahan, young successor to mughal throne,
The wheeling time spilled him on every architectural stone.
For his lovable empress Mumtaz Mahal’s last dream,
The Taj-Mahal’s amber beauty bestowed gleam.
Milky tomb in the banks of Yamuna River,
Breathed pearly on the reflections shiver.
Today, the splendor national heritage,
A top wonderer to the world’s gaze.

Ah! The man’s charcoal dipped deeds,
Yamuna, turning hollow as it brutally breeds.
River-the base for tall tomb’s stand,
Fading slowly to a barren land.
Smokes of agony fountain onto the sky,
As her pious soul chokes in piteous cry.

Oh my countrymen!
We-the only savior to callous man’s greed,
Nor any heaven’s angel to pay heed!
Let our veins be clean as spotless dove,
To sparkle love for the threshold love.

©-SAMARENDRA PATRA-2011

India

The River