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Books
· Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life...

· The River of Winged Dreams (Hardcover Gift Edition)

· The American Poet Who Went Home Again

· The Bridge of Silver Wings 2009

· Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World

· The Harlem Renaissance Way Down South

· Literary Savannah

· Visions of A Skylark Dressed in Black

· The Hanging Man Dreams

· Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love


Short Stories
· Come Walk With Me

· Uncut Goodies Part 4: the Current Conclusion

· Uncut Goodies Part 3

· Uncut Goodies Part 2

· Uncut Goodies Part 1

· Introducing Uncut Goodies

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 4 of 4

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 3 of 4

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 2 of 4

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 1 of 4


Articles
· A Writer's Journey to Selma-Alabama

· 'Tis the Season for the Magic of Poetry

· How Creativity and Social Responsibility Inspired 5 Memorable Moments 2014

· 7 Ways to Help Replace Legislated Fear with Informed Compassion

· Text and Meaning in Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus

· Text and Meaning in: Elemental the Power of Illuminated Love

· Introducing Tao of the Rainbow

· Creative Flexibility and Annihilated Lives (essay with poem)

· Fall 2014 Update: Texts, Meanings, and Guerrilla Decontextualization

· Notebook on: Michael Brown, Kajieme Powell, and W.E.B. Du Bois (part 1)


Poetry
· Reflections on Ode to the Good Black Boots that Served My Soul So Well

· How Poets and Words Burn Truth into Love

· Valentine Winter: A Mink-Warm Distance Between Decades

· The Poetess Inside Her Years

· Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael (I)

· Self-Knowledge in the New Millennium

· Help Keep Book Lovers' Hopes Alive

· Photographed Light of My Grandmother's Soul

· A Naked Woman with Skin of Thorns and Ice

· There Upon a Bough of Hope and Audacity

         More poetry...
News
· New Reviews of Early and Recent Books by Aberjhani

· iTunes Adds Three Books and Podcast by Aberjhani to iBookstore

· C-SPAN Tags Savannah Authors for Features on Book TV and History Channels

· Savannah Author Joins Consortium of Doctors Annual Celebration

· Literary Laureates Herta Mϋller and Amiri Baraka

· A Great Day to Appreciate Book Lovers 40 Percent Off Sale

· The Poetry of History and Inaugurations

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The River of Winged Dreams (Hardcover Gift Edition)

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Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life...

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Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

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The Bridge of Silver Wings 2009

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The American Poet Who Went Home Again

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Visions of A Skylark Dressed in Black

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Blogs by Aberjhani

My First R-Rated Poem
3/29/2005 1:03:45 PM
As National Poetry Month 2005 approaches, a whirlwind of literary visions encourages artistic risks and expanded creative vision.

 

The first time I posted poetry at AuthorsDen, in late December 2004, my only intent was to prevent my website, which I call THE BLACK SKYLARK Z-PED MUSIC PLAYER, from sitting empty.  Among the half dozen poems posted were For the Love of the Poet, Gratitudes of a Dozen Roses, and Sweet Brother Beat-Bop Daddy K.   

This being my first such venture on the Internet, I was stunned when the words “You’ve Got New Reviews” popped up on my den page. I thought, Really? What kind of reviews would those be and from whom?  Then I clicked on the words and discovered the voices of readers and fellow writers sharing their feedback on various works.  It was as if a more articulate version of the finger-snapping, mug-thumping, glass-clinking, and applause sometimes heard at open mics had found its way onto my computer screen. I smiled and dismissed the initial warm responses as gentle flukes.

However, two or three poems later I realized that joining Authors Den had not only come with tools for presenting my work in a format new to me, but also with a very discerning and extremely literate audience. Since experiencing this revelation, I have tried to be considerate of that audience’s tastes and sensibilities, which is why I am presenting this notice regarding the next poem I plan to post here, entitled TATTOO BLUES FOR MY LOVER THE JUNKIE. With the approach of National Poetry Month, I tend to challenge and stretch myself as a writer, so this will be the first “R” rated poem posted by me. I wanted to make readers aware of this before the poem is posted so those who think they may find it objectionable will know to avoid it. Moreover, I should point out that erotic aspects of the poem are only one reason for the "R" rating. Someone once said quite rightly that a true artist paints as much with shadows as he or she does with light, as much with horror as with beauty, and to be a true literary artist has always been my goal.

I would also like to take this time and space to thank the many readers and reviewers who have visited the site and often offered kind reviews of my work. I hope you will continue dropping in not only for the poetry and stories but for my new interview series, CREATIVE CONVERSATIN',  which made its debut with an interview featuring Essence Magazine poetry editor Angela Kinamore. The series will continue next week with a chat with jazz musician and concert poet Toussaint St. Negritude. The following month will feature a conversation with the founder of Daughters of Destiny, author and activist Miriam Center. In addition, I will also continue to include on the site excerpts from my novel, which shares its title with the site, THE BLACK SKYLARK Z-PED MUSIC PLAYER.

To one and all: thank you for dropping in and for also opening the doors to your own brilliant literary creations.

Aberjhani

 



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More Blogs by Aberjhani
• How Poets and Words Burn Truth into Love - Thursday, September 01, 2011
• The Approaching 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance - Saturday, June 18, 2011
• Savannah Author Flannery O'Connor: A Writer's Life and Times - Sunday, June 05, 2011
• City of Savannah and Flannery O'Connor - Tuesday, October 12, 2010
• To Seize the Literary Movement of the Moment - Saturday, September 25, 2010
• 100 Articles on AuthorsDen - Wednesday, March 31, 2010
• Celebrating Women's History Month 2010 - Tuesday, March 16, 2010
• Holiday Fun at the Movies - Sunday, November 01, 2009
• The Joy of the Art of the Book Review - Tuesday, October 20, 2009
• Nobel and Other Prizes in Literature - Friday, October 09, 2009
• Maya Angelou and the Nobel Prize for Literature - Wednesday, September 30, 2009
• Grey's Anatomy's Chandra Wilson, Black Women, and the Emmy Awards - Thursday, September 24, 2009
• The Eclectic Biography of a Budding Artist - Saturday, September 12, 2009
• The Unique Genius of Gullah Artist Allen Fireall - Monday, September 07, 2009
• A Moonwalking Giant Lies Down to Rest - Saturday, September 05, 2009
• Princes and Poets of the Realm - Sunday, August 30, 2009
• Michael Jackson and the World - Tuesday, August 25, 2009
• The Case For and Against Death Row Inmate Troy Anthony Davis - Sunday, August 09, 2009
• Help Keep Book Lovers' Hopes Alive - Thursday, March 05, 2009
• The Woman Who Lit the Smoking Poet's Cigar - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• A Busy Day Here at AD - Friday, February 20, 2009
• Meetings with Remarkable Authors - Wednesday, February 18, 2009
• What's in a Book Festival? - Thursday, February 12, 2009
• Of Naked Women, Poets, and Presidents - Friday, February 06, 2009
• My Weekend with Two Poets - Monday, January 26, 2009
• Democracy in Powerful Action - Wednesday, November 05, 2008
• As Hurricane Ike Blows Toward Texas - Friday, September 12, 2008
• Of Tears, Poets, and Politicians - Friday, August 29, 2008
• Book Tours Done Grits.com Style - Monday, August 18, 2008
• The American Poet Who Went Home Again - Wednesday, August 13, 2008
• Joining the CTI Celebration - Monday, August 11, 2008
• The Great Priceless Perks of Book Signings - Tuesday, July 29, 2008
• Hard Work and Goofy Good Luck - Saturday, June 28, 2008
• The Critics and Elemental - Wednesday, June 11, 2008
• Connect Savannah Gets an Exclusive - Wednesday, December 26, 2007
• Google Book Search - Wednesday, December 12, 2007
• Thank You Fellow Authors Denizens - Monday, December 10, 2007
• The Magic that Artists Make - Monday, November 26, 2007
• Introducing Uncut Goodies - Tuesday, November 13, 2007
• Terrorism, Poetry, and You - Monday, October 08, 2007
• The Smoking Poet Puffs Again - Sunday, September 09, 2007
• Wounds of Cultural and Political Oppression - Friday, September 07, 2007
• My Holiday with Franz Kafka - Monday, June 18, 2007
• Notes On Catching Up With Oneself in 2007 - Saturday, January 13, 2007
• Diverse Powers of Memory - Sunday, September 10, 2006
• The Prose and Poetry of the Matter - Tuesday, August 23, 2005
• A Thank You Note - Monday, July 11, 2005
•  My First R-Rated Poem - Tuesday, March 29, 2005  


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