Ariadne’s Notes: We were honoured to welcome the lovely and talented poetess Lozan Yamolky , June 8 on the World Poetry Café Radio Show 100.5 FM CFRO. She read her uncle Serwan Yamolky poems in English and shared some of her own including the one featured below. A show to remember!
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English, Arabic, Kurdish and the lovely music of the Oud.
“Lozan Yamolky is a Canadian -Kurdish from northern Iraq. Immigrated to Canada in ‘95
She started reciting and writing new poetry in fall of 2013 through open mic.
Freelance English, Kurdish & Arabic interpreter.
Her debut poetry book, (I’m No Hero) published by Silver Bow was launched in 2016. Working on book #2 😊 “
Good Morning World
Good morning from the island of O-aa-hu, Ha-va-ee.
Good morning sunrise.
Good morning early birds;
hard working people;
night workers and school children.
Good morning hopes;
dreams and heartfelt prayers we prayed last night,
and may make time to pray them today
and tomorrow too.
Good morning to those who soundly slept in their homes;
those who are far from home;
those lay lonely in a hospital bed somewhere;
and those who have no home at all.
Good morning tolerance,
good morning empathy
–why won’t you spread like wildfires
and consume the apathy of our times?
Good morning justice;
Oh, how much we miss you these days.
Good morning all you cruel, cruel leaders;
corrupt politicians and lowlifes
who do the bad deeds of those
in power and those rolling in it.
Those powerful and rich,
rewarding you for doing their dirty work
so there won’t be any blood
while shaking hands and making deals
and their clothes remain looking clean
in front of cameras.
Good morning to you lonely;
and you who are caught
in the dark world and entangling webs of addiction;
–Do not give up hope to be one day free from it.
Good morning love;
good morning beauty;
good morning pure fresh air we can still breathe.
Good morning Mother Earth
please forgive us for neglecting to remember
how fragile you are,
and how much our greed is hurting you.
Good morning mighty powerful force of nature –
show us how angry you can be!
You are far stronger than the wealthiest,
and the most influential of us all.
give us another chance
to speak up and never give up hope
to make this world
a safe place for generations to come.
We got another chance
to break out of our silence.
Good morning world,
it is time for us to be awake,
it is time to rise and shine.
Lozan Yamolky © All rights reserved by the author.