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24 Hour Peaceathon A Great Success!


World Poetry Canada International  24 Hour Peaceathon!
September 21- 24th! A our best event series ever -a great success!
Thank you, Peace thanks you!
I will be posting some of your events soon.

From Canada to Africa, the Middle East, the Americas to China  and Mongolia, Peaceathon connecters are celebrating Peace in a focused 24 hour push for Peace!

The 24 hour Peaceathon features 53 countries with many group and individual’s celebrating Peace

Register: www.worldpoetry.ca , astarte_sita@yahoo.com, ariadnes@uniserve.com
info 1-604-526-4729

Registration form: 
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World Poetry Proudly Presents Betty Scott from the U.S.A.!

Betty Scott,2012 Festival International de Louisiane.

Ariadne’s note: We continue the World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival update with Empowered Poet  and World Poetry Member Betty Scott. Welcome back! Also please check the calendar on the top bar for coming events in September.

After the World Poetry Festival, Betty Scott participated in the 2nd annual Chuckanut Writer’s Conference, performing several of her own poems and presenting workshops. Her summer has been devoted to fine-tuning her first book of poems: A Courtroom and a Waterfall: Odes to the Spirit which takes readers through grief to spiritual awareness. She says the manuscript is finally ready for submission.

 She is also revising poems for her second collection, as well as teaching, editing and tutoring other writers. Below is the opening poem from A Courtroom and a Waterfall.

All Aboard the Give It Up For

When bawdy politics
Breed the sins
Of human greed

And when fear and anger
Break our fragile
Planetary needs

Or when time juxtaposes
And we arrive
At grief-ly junctures

Then imagine families
Of the world carried
On the Give It Up For,

A train that to transform
drops the i and glides
On a very long track

And imagine prophetic poets,
The heirs of stories to unfold,
who set the table, prepare

The feast and rearrange
The plot for living brothers,
Forgotten sisters

And spirits of the dead,
And imagine the rust and
Hum of words that tunnel

From hearts and brains
Through arteries and veins,
Soul to soul and back again

Since OnceUpon a Time
Is never once
Upon a time

But the clap and tap
And heartbeat of the past—
Inside—And be forewarned

For clamor turns
A feast into a trough
Passing as we are

Through time
And moving out,
and even though

The Give It Up For
Runs on wheels, slick
With grief beginning

Eons ago, imagine now
On the Give It Up For
We forgo shame that brings

More pain, the lust
For things and fame,
And that glamorous ruse

Of crowning one as best,
Mightier than all the rest,
And imagine no one shouts,

Gossips, diminishes or demeans,
Criticizes, syllabalizes,
Trivializes or blames

For poems are tasty morsels
Of longings and belongings
And we, Dear Readers,

Have always been the Chosen Ones,
To raise and up-hold,
To transform and transcend,

And so for us the poets sing:
Though grief is always with us,
We’re crossing any way.

 By Betty Scott (C)

World Poetry Proudly Presents Dr. Hadaa Sendoo from Mongolia!

Featured Poet









Ariadne’s Note: we would like to welcome back our dear friend and talented poet. He plans on visiting us next year perhaps for the large World Poetry April event. Also check out our new gift from Heidi, the World Poetry calendar at the top of the page! I started putting events on it and will include radio show guests in the future! 

Hadaa Sendoo is the owner and leading figure of World Poetry Almanac(WPA) and one of the most influential poets in the 21st century. Sendoo Hadaa is the author of ten books of poems, including The Road Is Not Completed (2011); His many awards include the Poet of the Millennium Award, the Mongolian Writers Union top Prize, and the Pinnacle of Achievement Award for poetry (USA 2010). His work has appeared in many anthologies. Professor Ban’ya Natsuishi called Hadaa Sendoo “one of the best poets writing today’s world”. In 2012, Hadaa Sendoo has invited in the UK’s largest ever poetry festival -Poetry Parnassus, his poems selected into the World Record Anthology (by Bloodaxe), and featured poet in Contemporary popular magazine MPT.
He is a member of the World Poetry Canada International Commitee and is a World Poetry Ambassador to Mongolia and China. Links: http://wikidi.com/category/poet/h  12 poems of Hadaa Sendoo http://www.poemhunter.com/hadaa-sendoo/stats/

  The Mongolian Yurt   

In the midnight
the skylight is crowded with stars
and, in the depths of forest
that sound of the wind, like rolled
green waves

In the midday  an open wood door, it
leads to the blue sky, white clouds
there, long songs never die like the steppes
and men never find it easy to say the word ‘I love you’

Hadaa Sendoo (C)

Hadaa's visit 2010, Victoria.