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  All Night in Savannah the Wind Wrote Poetry
by Aberjhani
Friday, April 27, 2007
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From The Bridge of Silver Wings



 


Dear Readers,



Please enjoy the following poem. I’m happy to announce it is now available in a new book that you may view and purchase if you wish by clicking on
The Bridge of Silver Wings


 





Anxious and ancient scratches tore the air
with fingers eager to have their say,
pulling me out of bed, they cast and re-cast
nets of lexicons deep inside the womb
of the river’s roaring belly, hauling up myths
born in Georgia and legends sung in Carolina,
the wind howled visions that burned the night.

Wind of
April 15, 2007, screeching like knives on fire.
Wind of April 16, 2007, in Virginia 33 counted dead.

Across the wide shoulders of
Tybee Island
with thumbnails of exploding waves the wind
typed furiously remembrances of Buddha;
on the aching spines of weeping pines it carved
the bleeding parables of Christ and
and the pleading hadiths of Muhammad,
oh the wind dreamed a dream that haunted the night.

Winds of the moon coughing lunar dust in my face.
Winds of the sun preaching flame down my throat.

What could it be using for ink I wondered,
and opened my window to yell––
“What are you using for ink?!”  
A whirlwind of neon alphabets split the dark
wide open and inside its bright fury I saw
one-legged pirates dancing with blind prophets,
I saw kings counting gold and queens telling God.

Wind of dead flowers starving for roots.
W
ind of nuclear cockroaches gobbling insanity.

Like a Passover Poet gliding from house to house
and from trembling soul to trembling soul
the wind scribbled sonnets of first time love
and weeping haikus of last hours on earth.
Up and down Broughton Street birds splattered
half-rhymes against windows and over rooftops,
the wind boomed sorrows that raged all night.

Wind of Confederate blood boiling gray miseries.
Wind of black slaves dancing juju jazz charisma. 

Snatching me through the window a mighty fist
of air held me and a thousand more upside down
shook our bones like a tambourine of lightning,
wind and thunder and bones rattling cadence

for the sun that had set and the one about to rise,
for hearts pumping life and those about to stop,
the wind wrote a bloodbath too foul to read.

Wind of
April 15, 2007, screeching like knives on fire.
Wind of April 16, 2007, in Virginia 33 counted dead. 

 

By Aberjhani

© National Poetry Month 2007

(artwork courtesy of Revelation Today.com)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/9/2008
So nice to have this in book form but I can read it here on the den always. It is an awesome write, and takes me to the good ole south which I love to visit. Don't know when I'll get back to Georgia, but love that state and the time it takes to travel there from Pa. oVERNIGHTS STAYS AND FAST lane travels made by my oldest daughter Karen.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 12/10/2007
What an awesome and flawless write my friend!!!!
Reviewed by Michael Guy 10/31/2007
It is amazing what is mysteriously hidden in the wind's wild voice: you have deciphered much of it. When a gale is acoming, I like to walk, especially at night, along the N. Florida coast; but I've often passed Tybee Island in car and wished I could see it... You've heard the long sometimes violent history of the wind's song in your transcription and your Creative Mind is in touch with other worlds crying for a voice... I am going to read all of your poems at some point
continued best to you, michael
Reviewed by David Arthur Walters 10/19/2007
Marvelous! I've got to get out of hurricane country, venture north, to enchanted Savannah.
Reviewed by Chris Wright 9/3/2007
Very Awesome & Rich with history. I enjoyed it and it definitely has inpired me to write more poems about black history. Continue to flow great messages!
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 8/5/2007

Enjoyed this read immensely nostalgic and modern in all aspects.
Keep pennning them brother and we will all keep reading!

Continued love, joy, and enlightenment~hope you are well,
~Gwendolyn

Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 7/3/2007
Outstanding indeed. Dark, blazing and charismatic. A fusion of worlds and cultural heritages owned by mankind in a remembrance in which past and future are entwined.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/27/2007
Outstanding. A powerful and excellently written poem, you are a true master of poetry.

Reindeer
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 5/31/2007
A poet of distinction! You describe the ravages the elements man cannot control with drama and amazing imagery, Aberjhani. An excellent piece of work, each line came to life, climax building.

Peace and love
Lena
(Sorry, I missed your name in my list...but you're in my thoughts.)
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 5/30/2007
Stunned by the purity of a write such as this..
Master Poet Aberjhani my sincere congratulations ..this is splendid work..am saving this one..thank you!


vesna:)
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 5/22/2007
Powerful beyond description. Striking as always, and so profound, I am fumbling for words. Your soaring talent and the discipline and dedication with which you hone it always shine, but this. . .God, it is good. Nothing less than magnificent!! Love today, tomorrow, and always, Phyllis
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/4/2007
so impressed with your fuel, your love, your spirit mountains and worlds can and will be built from the spit in your mouth, to me you do in very few words what many couldn't do in novels
you have a way with honor that just amazes me
Reviewed by Tarek Hassan 5/3/2007
Lovely, very powerful imagery, powerful rhythm, I am very very moved.
With all my love and admiration.

Tarek
Reviewed by E. Richardson 5/1/2007
oh my...this is indeed an exceptional piece of work...grand in its composition but even more so in its voice and message.
Reviewed by Morning Star 4/29/2007
Stunning..Poem....and if we pay close attention
We can hear the magic words
Inside those winds! a beautifully written poem
Your choice of words have painted a picture
on my mind!!
Very beautiful poetic view of thoughts
And I believe Andre
Has expressed it best!!I congratulate you on your
outstanding talent!!
Love And Peace to you always
Your friend...Morning Star
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/29/2007

This poem was written under the rhythm of seraphic verbs with words dictated by Minerva to fulfill ERATO's request to please Phoebus at the closing of The National Poetry Month. Its poemization did find home in a heart that pumps wisdom; and a mind that poetizes poems with petals of orchids.

With this reader's mind fully nourished I thank the author of this shining jewel, "All Night in Savannah the Wind Wrote Poetry" for posting it to enrich the holy pages of Poetry.

I salute You, Poet.

In gratitude and admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/29/2007
This is far too poetic to be construed as a Banshee wail, but it's blazing siren effect feels like one. Either that or the sound of many Rachels weeping in Rama. Or the rush of the Biblical plague of locusts, the flow of the rivers of blood or the halting stalk of the crippled Angel of Death. Sentiments of the Old Testament written in New Orleans energy and verbal music. Totally love the lines:



What could it be using for ink I wondered,

and opened my window to yell––

“What are you using for ink?!”

A whirlwind of neon alphabets split the dark

wide open...



Like the glint of many raised swords in the noonday sun is this. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 4/29/2007
There is surely no'one to touch you in this arena Aberjhani. I've missed the inspiration that reading your work provides (life just keeps on getting in the way *sighs*). I don't think I could ever aspire to write as you do but inspire me you certainly do.
Chanti
Reviewed by Art Sun 4/28/2007
Exceptional....your thoughts incorporate with the flow of song and wind, it is always a pleasure to stop and view thoughts placed for our experience of one who finds the grasp of wind and tames it's poetic thoughts with the ink it was searching for....





Great work my friend....
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/28/2007
STUNNING
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/28/2007
Truly awesome...the powers of the wind entertwined with the caprice of fate...and your own talented mind sings.

Gina
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 4/28/2007
This has a wonderful 'ballad' flavor to it.

Chrissy
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 4/28/2007
This masterpiece will be read from now until the ends of time...history laden with the emotions of a time when the empire was just about to fall (again)...Excellent penning Aberjhani~ excellent!
Love and Peace~
Kimmy~
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/28/2007
And if we listen carefully we can hear inside those winds many goodbyes, yells for help and falling down trees, old lullabies...
And if we listen carefully we can hear man doing something wrong, again.
Georg
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 4/28/2007
HOLY Shit/Shoot, this is GREAT!
A gem I plan to savor and treasure!
YOur words hit home, like STone! Aberjhani!
We all needed to hear!
What a treasure you have blessed our eyes and soul with,
on this grateful day!

I Love your style! I WANT MORE!
Teach me to write this exquisite my dear deep Spiritual Poet!
WArmly, WArrior Lady Sheeeoox
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 4/27/2007
This is truly outstanding poetry...awesome in all its essence.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/27/2007
A beautifully written passionate write indeed. Winds of time travel on a very vicious cycle.

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 4/27/2007
this poem is absolutely fantastic in its imagery and cadence. you get better and better. i especially like the word association. keep going and flowers for you.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/27/2007
"Wind of dead flowers starving for roots.
Wind of nuclear cockroaches gobbling insanity."

luv these lines ... deeply moving historic poetry ....
Reviewed by H Cruz 4/27/2007
Windy! a conscious contagion of collosal criptomira!
I shalt not spit to the wind less it bathe my eyne with salt of sin!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/27/2007
Once again, you have shared a breathtaking offering, Aberjhani. This is a "bookmark" of a poem that draws the reader back again. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/27/2007
With moods of moments so exquisetly written, it baffles the mind
that the events could possibly be true! The understated contrasts make the atrocity even more horrific! You have such a splendid gift!
Thank you Aberejhani!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/27/2007
Aberjhani~

May God be with those families who lost loved ones at VT and those who are murdered every day. Harrowing, powerful, haertbreaking verse; very well and effectively penned! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 4/27/2007
Truly a masterpiece dear Aberjhani. Your special touch of the pen rings loud and clear throughout.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/27/2007
Your talent is amazing-i look forward to your writes
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/27/2007
Excellent heartstopping write!!

Wind pretty nasty here too today!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/27/2007
Aberjhani,



God, I love the way you write. Crisp imagery sears the eyes; dynamic lines inspire the heart; your emotion pours like the pain you write about: the winds howled tornadic, here, too. Stimulating, heartbreaking poetry, perfectly captured.



(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/27/2007
This poem touched me deeply Aberjhani, the wind blew here in South Carolina too. Excellence as always.

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