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(Emmanuel Carnevali 1897-1942)


Carnevali, Carnevali,

poet of the resistance

you never could resist

your shameless love for the grave

and your beloved hunger for truth.

Oh Gentle Brother to Beauty,

Oh Shameless Sister to Passion

you never did care to resist

that slow blue fate

so common to every angel.


You who loved Rimbaud

could not be saved by him.

You who worshipped Whitman

swallowed his voice deep into your heart and wove his beard upon your soul

but could not, dear Carnevali, be saved by him.


Death cursed your name

and how happily you pissed in his face.

Seizures terrorized your body

but your mind would not relinquish 

the wealth of your clairvoyant love.

A young general too impatient

to avoid the front lines

you ordered us to keep language

intense and alive, to prevent

oppression from carving truth

into a coffin, and poetry into a corpse.


Carnevali, Carnevali,

poet of the resistance

magic-eyed muse to the geniuses of your time.

You: who dared to scold Hemmingway and Joyce and Williams.

The shimmer of your spirit still warms horizons

decades beyond the fury of your passage,
resisting the casual chill of obscurity,

declining the sentimental courtesies of tragedy.


(from I Made My Boy Out of Poetry)



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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

Those that know the path to understanding, fairness and Justice, will
always revive the names of the masters that were bricks on the building of the castles of their knowledge and wisdom.

"Poet of the Resistance" stimulates respect to the masters' memories and revives the cosmos of a shining star.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Emeka Nwogu
Everything that your pen writes
brings perfect beauty to it.


Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Poetic perfection!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

One terrific write ... perfect in every poetic way - excellent!!


Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci
Oh! I really enjoyed this!
"magic-eyed muse to the geniuses of your time."
That is an awesome line, the whole poem
is filled with passion.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I will simply echo the sentiments of those who have commented before me. Superb poem! Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by M. B.
What an outstanding command of language, Aberjhani.

It would take an exceptional poet with such astounding creative vision as you have to be able to create a work of art commemorating the creative genius in another.

*I Made My Boy Out of Poetry* is a magnificent book!

~ Mari
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Outstanding and comanding poetry...bravo

Reviewed by jude forese
you are an exceptional poet, Aberjhani ...
Reviewed by john zimmerman
the trounle wth a work like this is that it impells/compells me to find out about and to read ths poet.

Thank you

good write

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
I admit to not knowing of this poet or resistance ideologue but I know of the poet who write about him. This tribute is deep and wide in the manner of deepa dn wide thinkers. I shall check him out.
Reviewed by Kenny Baez
you're a gifted poet, Aberjhani, and it comes across in everything you write. k
Reviewed by D May (Reader)
Deeply, passionate poetry here.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Damn, man,

This is powerful! In your face, rebellious, not afraid of NUTHIN--my kind of poetry! BRAVO!

Keep writing, Poet--I'll keep reading. (May I track you?)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by George Carroll
Don't know anything about the gentleman for whom this poem was written but your feelings about him and his cause are duly noted in glorious prose.
Reviewed by Antoinette Kopperfield
A tregedy indeed. Great write with much sentiment and emotion! It carrys the reader into your poem with great storytelling and expression.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*
Oh, if we were all to have such courage.

Oh, if we all could have a glorious tribute like this someday.

Peace Be With You,
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Excellent piece and a great
Reviewed by E T Waldron
There is no doubt that you are a bard to be reckoned with Aberjhani,taking to heart the words of your poet predecessors!
Your work is always vibrant and imaginative,in a class all its own!
!Bravo!I agree with Nordette too;-)

Reviewed by Nordette Adams
You are the real thing, Aberjhani. I've been reading I Made My Boy Out of Poetry by the way, an astounding work. Your tribute to Carnevali not only illuminates your genius but also shows your generosity to the genius in others. Nordette

Reviewed by Paul Williams
My friend this is awesome, his messege lives on in your words, we should take up our pens now, and continue to keep the resistance alive, as you have done in this masterpiece.

Reviewed by Sue Hess
well written, a pleasure to read
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