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The Nomad's Vision: Ode to a Skylark Dressed in Black
by Aberjhani
Thursday, January 20, 2005
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This title is from the VISIONS OF A SKYLARK DRESSED IN BLACK. For an additional sample of quotations from the book please click here .


I see your wings are made

of many kingdoms,
nations, and stories
oh glowing bird of midnight love,
lovely lyricist

of daybreak and nightjoy.

My knees were two

bleeding bones

painting pain

upon desert stone

when your shadow

pulled the sun

beneath its tongue

of bold dark miracles

and a wave of melodies

scented with ash and rose

covered my head

with visions bright
and wondrous.

Air like thorns

shredded my lungs

and showered my blood

with sugared rain falling

from the whistling cloud

of your wine-sweet soul.

I was on bended 

broken bleeding knees

when a Spiritman

dressed in rainbows

came towards me

as if dancing, as if crying,

as if not-fully-born,

he pulled me to my feet

then waved one immense black hand

and scattered my senses like dice—

there appeared upon the desert

an entire city

of pearl-covered domes

flashing knowledge and celebration—

he waved his hand a second time

and a boulevard

jeweled with pyramids

stood goldenbronze

beneath your floating shadow.

In the splendid lines

and circles

of that gleaming city

I witnessed my soul

flying among faces

from yesterday and tomorrow,

one calling himself Joseph,

another saying Arabi,

one calling herself Sheba

and another singing Thou-and-I art-One.

And I looked at the Spiritman

to ask what these things meant,

both of his eyes

were filled with your voice

rolling like drums

through my chest,

he spoke

through the lifting of his hands,

each time they rose

a new city breathed in light

and an ancient country

fell to its grave,

I heard no shame

in his song

as he removed his robe

and covered my ignorance,

his fingers traced
“you are loved”
upon my lips
and I walk now
as I saw him walk
partly stumbling/dancing
Lord so drunk
beneath the black fire
of your wings chanting and rising,
my brain staring at the sun
living like a king
inside the beat
of your sweet majestic flight.



by Aberjhani

(from Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black)




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Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/21/2005
When I read your poetry, my heart races as though it would spin up my chest and stick in my throat. Yes, it's an emotion akin to fear like I'm being sucked into something or someone and I'm clawing the walls of a narrow hallway trying to stand my ground. Why I won't let myself be swallowed I know not. You hold a power. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/20/2005

Enthralling, powerful write . . . excellent metaphors so vivid as to leap off the page - superb!!

Best to you,

Reviewed by M. B. 2/3/2005
Whoa! This is a mind journey of the highest order. I admire your ability to weave metaphor and meaning. The piece flows right off my tongue when I read it aloud. The title is magnificent and grabbed my attention right away. *The Nomad's Vision* is a uniqe perspective and beauty:)
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 1/30/2005
I am finding it hard to respond to this poem because it is in my mind perfection. What could I say to the man who penned such a masterpiece? A poetic gem. I will enjoy absorbing more from your mighty pen.
Love Chanti
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 1/27/2005
Ya Salam! Brilliant as always. Thrilling rapture, times swinging in one's entrails, the ages chanting their beauty, Euphratis and Nile carved in ebony-- a glimpse of the origin of the soul. And what a soul at that! I'm delighted to see you, too, feel it.
God bless you!
Reviewed by jacqueline amos 1/26/2005
Oh the sweet Psalms of a King, the spirit that reaches and touches the warriors of the almighty palace; the spoken words have identify your crossing to the almighty house of paradise, words so gentle spoken, Spirit recognizing the brother, the king, the warrior, through the eyes of black woman, I know you saw the angel on the other side, fear not my words of spirit, the touching of the soul, the almighty pen, the link between the heavens and earth, I salute my King, linking to another spirit of change.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 1/24/2005

I like the mystery and the flashlights of the imagery in this poem,
"The Nomad's Vision: Ode to a Skylark Dressed in Black". This poem
is a philosophical-poetic tree with ripen fruits on its green boughs.

Healthier be the readers' eyes.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/21/2005
No one can help but be drawn into this powerful poetic offering. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 1/21/2005
thank you for the magical journey
this is what poetry is all about
your lines flow like a warm summer breeze
this is hot!!!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/21/2005
You are truly poetic. Your gifted talent shines through this poem. A most enjoyable read!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by S H (Reader) 1/21/2005
That was so beautiful! You have a gift. Keep sharing!!!
Reviewed by Dale Clark 1/21/2005
Powerful vision!
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 1/20/2005
Brilliant work!
Reviewed by jude forese 1/20/2005
a very enlightened vision ... the flow is effortless, the imagery vivid and mysterious ...
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/20/2005
Excellent poetry.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/20/2005
I would say that this is really an awesome write and so well stated.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 1/20/2005
It breaths spirituality on the breath of the heavens, such is it's power. Awesome write my friend, a true shamanic vision.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/20/2005
A magnificent vision Aberjhani! This one is full of
lush images of new life...Finely expressed!

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