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A Poet's Birthday Dance Through Fire and Rain 2007
by Aberjhani
Sunday, July 09, 2006
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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/1/2006
Wow! That is a treasure of all facets and styles! I am completely in Awe of your language when you write! or start to write! You floor me with your writing styles, designs and affluent thoughts! Thank you Abe~ I feel so honored in your presence, when your words touch my ears and heart,as deeply as they do! WArm HuGs!*She*oxo
Reviewed by Margarita Caligaris (Reader) 7/12/2006
I will not comment on the artistic and magnificence of this poem... I will not talk on its deep and analytical depicting of ontological and mytheological (*) imagery, but I must say that if Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Aristotle lived today, they would join my voice, and say: ‘WE ARE PROUD OF THIS POET, AUTHOR OF "A Poet's Birthday Dance Through Fire and Rain, Part 2 of 2".

We don't want the Gods to be discriminated, DO WE? For Zeus! We should not be egotist! This poem, must be recited to Phoebus; and once Pan is smiling to me – while talking to Minerva – I will ask her to send an aid of order, say, a HUMMINGBIRD – to the Olympus to deliver a copy of this, "A Poet's Birthday Dance Through Fire and Rain, Part 2 of 2" to Erato, asking her to read it loudly to Apollo and peers.


Margarita Caligaris, Litt.D., Ph.D.

P.S.: (*) MYTHEOLOGICAL. A contraction of the words mythological and theological coined by Poet Bendavi ben-YEHU in his poem, “The Humanity Of The Gods.”
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 7/11/2006
Passionate work...

Enjoyed. Andre said it best.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 7/10/2006
"Aberjhani drenched in light"

Unwittingly on your part, unwillingly on mine, you've drenched me in light, Aberjhani, into an understanding of dreams and agony, love and life, visions and hollows.

It's strange, or maybe not, past poets don't move my soul in the way I crave, but, you do, so painfully, it has a feeling of beatificism. Would I could be as strong as you in my path...

Your 'birth' day becomes our 'rebirth' day. Thank you for your shared strength, Poet Aberjhani. You give a cold world of ashes flowers of words and worth.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/10/2006
Outstanding, so many beautiful lines that fill my heart as I read, loved this poem!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/10/2006
Excellent Aberjhani!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Dale Clark 7/10/2006
Absolute gem! I enjoyed this very much.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/10/2006
Too beautiful to comment, Aberjhani, I'm saving this to read again and again. PERFECTION! Hope your day was happy. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 7/10/2006
One can experience quite the vacation when visiting your den.
You always provide an escape for all your readers. You repeatedly inspire and move one to greater heights.

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 7/9/2006

First part was composed with two hundred and seventy words in six stanzas of six verselines. This received three hundred and six words making six strophes of six verselines. They seem to have a connection with some esoteric message, for the total amount of words and lines in vertical –sums up to be eighteen in horizontal lines, which when divided by three, becomes SIX; (SIX, plus SIX, and plus SIX) and, if one sums horizontly, the number of words of the first part becomes – NINE, and same happens with the number of stanzas, which is the same with all of the second part, except the number of words, but the sum becomes – NINE, the same way.

This composition has an outstanding imagery of ontologic-cosmological and social nature, from impressionism to surrealism, and all that rhetorical figures help paint. This poem talked to me on our first encounter, and our understanding was full communion, when the recipient/reader became part of the loading product.

I did have a poetic banquet with balanced meals to nourish mind, heart and soul; and feel privileged enjoying this sublime moment.

I salute You, Poet.

May You enjoy a healthy creative long blissful life.

In gratitude,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 7/9/2006
'a woman and I wore each other's soul like twin coats of mink starlight' What a beautiful line!
Reviewed by Linda Luna (Reader) 7/9/2006
Oh yeah, Lord of Fire and Rain knows you well! Excellent write.
... may you dance on for many years, Aberjhani.

Reviewed by Miriam Center 7/9/2006
My dear, that's better than a creole crabcake samich!
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 7/9/2006
What an insightful work...the ancient directive to 'know thyself' is so difficult, requires so much, and so few are so willing to submit to the necessary introspection...a soulful write, Brotha A. ~1
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 7/9/2006
Parts one and two combine to create a moving reflection of the poet's life. May God continue to bless you. May you prosper in all things. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 7/9/2006
You are the Master Wordsmith and you paint the canvas with thoughts and insight that others never knew. You are a vision.
Love,peace and harmony.
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/9/2006
A profound and most exquisite dance into the soul of a poet who paints with words what artists could never envision.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 7/9/2006
From the most bitter comes the sweet...This is so inspiring and uplifting, Aberjhani, that my soul was floating through the brillant blue skies as I read your words, dodging a fluffy cloud and basking in the warmth of the sun. You have shown that desire and belief can temper negativity and that we can move into glory as long as we understand that we have the power to do so. Fire, tempered by rain, I should have known that this poem would be the one coming, just from the title you gave both poems, but I didn't. I had steeled myself for another walk throug the dark halls of your childhood. This is wonderful, Aberjhani and a beautiful gift to each of us in honor of your continued longevity. Thank you.
Take care,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/9/2006
Trying to find that place in an unknown galaxy where the splendid bard Aberjahani resides is not easy! To experience one of your poems is an education.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/9/2006
Been waiting for this one. I should not have been surprised that it was tempered a bit differently than Part 1, but I was. You played out the metaphorically-influenced lines and phrases like a man in full measure of who he is and it comes off that way. The being reborn through the fire and rain of your life is a wonderful thing. You did not forget that other life, but this new one has given you insight that the other one could never have known, only wondered about. I am very glad that, through AuthorsDen, I was able to meet you through verse and other literary measures. I am the better one for that meeting.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 7/9/2006
wow! how do you do this? I am breathless!

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/9/2006
Glad I read both! Excellent ending and insight into your life and what life is. What an image you have built with the good mad angel!
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 7/9/2006
~~Aberjhani~very cool and beyond~~

Reviewed by Peter Paton 7/9/2006

Your exquisite poetry is on another planet....
They say men come from Mars , and women from Venus, then your didactic verse must originate beyond our constellation..

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