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World Poetry Proudly Presents the Hope for the Future! Sophia Gabrielle from the Philippines!

 Ariadne writes: We are so honoured to present this talented young poet and artist. She will be the hope of our future. Happy International Peace Day to all!

Sofia Gabrielle is a seven-year old poet, artist and honor pupil from the Philippines. She has shown intense fascination with the literary and visual arts when she was just five years old, composing poetry in Filipino and English languages, doing abstract art, painting landscapes and drawing her version of family portraits. As a poet, Sofia Gabrielle, likes to write about love for God, for family and for the country. She has developed a sense of patriotism at an early age and would often speak about unity, peace and hope. While this little genius likes dedicating her poetry to her dad, she enjoys making artworks for her mom. She loves to draw flowers, mountains and portraits of a happy family both in realist and surrealist presentations.  Gabbie has recently started taking piano lessons, proving once more that her talents are indeed vast and limitless. 

1. Flower

you are my flower
the greatest love forever
and if i smell you
your scent so clever
but stay safe all day
even your love
is on your way.

2. The greatest is love.

The greatest of these is love
so if you miss someone you love
talk to the star
and wish for the one
so the heart beats with love

3. Totoong Filipino

ang pagmamahal 
ng tao ay maganda
sundin ang aralin at sundin ang pagiging makabayan
at gawin ito sa pagmamahal
ng pilipinas
at ituring 
ito na magandang tungkulin.

4. Ang kapayapaan sa pilipinas

katahimikan at kapayapaan
ay tungkulin sa ating bansa
huwag itong suwayin
kung gusto mong gawin
ang tamang tungkulin.

Sophia Gabrielle (C)

World Poetry Proudly Presents Zayra Yves from the USA!

Featured Poet Zayra Yves!









Ariadne wrote: We are so honoured to have another World Poetry Empowered Poet  award winner give us an update  World Poetry member Zayra Yvea is a talented artist, musician, poet and loving person. We often play her two CD’s  as a welcome poet for our featured guests.

Thank you for the honor featuring my poetry and sharing it with the International community. I am grateful to be included and to be an inspiration to others.  I enjoyed my time in Canada at the World Poetry International Festival and was truly honored by the Empowered Poet Award. At this time I am writing my fifth poetry book and working on a novel. I am a student inthe Online Writer’s Studio at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies, which offers dynamic courses in every genre, also hosts the Certificate Program in Novel Writing. The Certificate Program builds on the success and excellent teaching of their regular Online Writing courses with the goal of providing a structured environment in which to write a novel. I hope to release my fifth poetry book in November of 2012 or sooner. I look forward to returning to Canada for more events and sharing the inspiration of poetry worldwide to create more peace and joy!

Blessings,   Zayra http://www.zayrayves.com

Drowned Cathedral from Sleep in the Sea Tonight With Me.

At last we are free from the rock we had chained our love to
We swim empty between there and somewhere
under the transparent sky no longer bound by the laments of dying.

We are flesh that is torn beyond the language of lyrics
past the art of mystery and into the caves of the heart as light is turned inside out.

We are the miracle that exists in ten thousand grains of sand
in the seaweed of saints and lovers submerged covered in barnacles.

In a drowned cathedral we have found each other again curled in the shell of life.

 by Zayra Yves (c)


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)