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Angel of Remembrance: Candles for September 11, 2001
by Aberjhani
Saturday, September 09, 2006
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From The River of Winged Dreams


 

1.
B.C.: With his brother’s blood wet on his hands,
Cain ran vomiting future sorrows of man.

Petals of gold cloud
swirled bright eternal letters
too soon forgotten.

2575-2467 B.C.: Immersed in themes of an unfolding story,
Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty blazed pyramids of glory.
 

Before time or space,
Possibility’s Great Heart
sang creation’s birth.

April 23, 1564: Undaunted by her agony and tears,
Mary Arden gave birth to William Shakespeare.

A new sun and moon
shined pathways of choice leading
to hate, love, death, life.
 

April 5, 1614: Following love’s beacon through the night,
Matoaka and Rolfe married peace to red and white.


History dressed up
in the glow of love’s kiss turned
grief into beauty. 

 
2.
March 10, 1913: After putting slavery and democracy to the test,
Harriet Tubman claimed a well-earned rest.

The stink of human
blood clotting the soul’s nostrils
is less impressive.
 

February 4, 1968: “I just want to leave a committed life behind,”
said Martin Luther King, Jr., sharing visions with the blind.
 

Where humanity
sowed faith, hope, and unity,
joy’s garden blossomed.
 

July 20, 1969: “...One giant leap for mankind,” said Neil Armstrong,
living a miracle, for which many had strived hard and long.
 

Where ignorance shat,
violence and horror fed
the beasts of chaos.
 

September 11, 2001: Citizens of the U.S., besieged by terror’s sting,
rose up, weeping glory, as if on eagles’ wings.


As yet, within men,
women, and children––pathways
of choice still remain. 


 
 

By Aberjhani
© Fifth Anniversary of 9/11

 
  

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Earle Brown 9/27/2010
Impressive write. Lots of knowledge. Peace and love.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 10/6/2009
Need to keep looking at history, don't we. Easier not to! Hard to find much upside. But surely -- surely -- we have the capacity to
learn from s o m e of our mistakes. Thanks be to God for another intelligent, incisive, and thought-provoking piece that bears the
stamp of one of the finest poets writing today: A b e r j h a n i !!
Create ON!!! Always, and Then, Phyllis
Reviewed by Joseph Manzo 9/9/2008
Thoughtful poem for a sad day in history.
God Bless.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 9/11/2007
How all encompassing of the human tragedy in time, a most insightful and well written memoriam! Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by J M 10/22/2006
This is so uniques and so powerful a tribute to a horrific and tragic day Bless you for poeting and writing this one,.

Light & Peace,
Joselyn
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 9/27/2006
Brothah A, NOBODY does muse like you!
blessin's
cynth'ya
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 9/27/2006
...As yet, within men,
women, and children––pathways
of choice still remain...

That's the bottom line.

Well said.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/14/2006
Oh my, such simple, yet profound stanzas!
"Where humanity
sowed faith, hope, and unity,
joy’s garden blossomed."

I especially like:

"As yet, within men,
women, and children––pathways
of choice still remain."

Your talent and creativity is most impressive, Sir!
Reviewed by jude forese 9/12/2006
your poem builds in intensity and animus through a detailed and creative historical narrative, reinforced by the continuing aftermath of humanity's travail ... totally enjoyed reading ...
Reviewed by Paul Williams 9/11/2006
A superb historical journey highlighting our more inspiring moments juxtaposed against our folly. Your sagacious summation should be an inspiration to us all. Outstanding tribute and equally outstanding art.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/11/2006
W O W. What can be said that hasn't already been said? Powerfully moving and effective, Aberjhani. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/10/2006
Quite a history lesson, thou dost tell, on 9/11 I shall no longer dwell. Within ourselves lays the choice to tell, I will write to prevent an unknown, future hell.

Major turning points, all. Let us hope we have learned.

Ron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/10/2006
A profoundly meaningful and timely commemorative creation, Aberjhani. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 9/10/2006
Wonderful write.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/10/2006
As yet, within men,
women, and children––pathways
of choice still remain.

So very powerfully penned, Aberjhani - and what a graphic!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/9/2006

A full banquet to feed minds and to nourish souls...

I have enjoyed the reading of
"Angel of Remembrance: Candles for September 11, 2001" for all of it, but this:

"Where ignorance shat,
violence and horror fed
the beasts of chaos."
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> made me sharp my sword.

I salute You, Poet.

Long Healthy Blissful Creative Life.

In admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by George Carroll 9/9/2006
The art is outstanding and is a poem in itself. Well done.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 9/9/2006
I love the form in which you wrote this. It's as though there is a drumroll before each entry...very powerful thoughts.

Susan
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 9/9/2006

"Angel of Remembrance: Candles for September 11, 2001"

A commemorative jewel, Aberjhani!
The embodiment of timelines were ingenious.

Thank you,
G. Thomas


Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/9/2006
Aberjhani the Enlightened

You set before us Good and Bad, Light and Darkness,... in succinct and concise manner.

Almighty God gave us all Free Will, to exercise as we see fit,... He also gave us his Holy Scripture and Ten Commnandments,.... as Moral Compasses to guide and direct us..

It is how we use and deploy that Free Will which maps the Course of History..

A settled and brilliant outlay

Peter
Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/9/2006
Much work went into the penning of this delightfully informative timeline. I do enjoy constructs that transcend the mundane and show the writer to be one of intelligence and also of intelligent application.

Too often those pathways of choice are relegated only to the small social arenas that we find succor in, and are influential in. More often than not, especially in this ever-evolving global village, we are confronted with our smallness and our ever-increasing need to find those of like mind and vision to bind together with in unity and purpose.

Aberjhani ... you are a man of profound depth, coupled with the ability to actually realize that depth in a way palatable and assimilable to those around you. For this I salute you.

In fraternity, Light, and wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 9/9/2006
Always a sheer masterpiece..My, MY your a talent mega..Talking up the alley of some famous poets, your right up there with them..

Xxx dove
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/9/2006
1940: Battle of Britain..

Very interesting thoughts here...
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 9/9/2006
You do so reveal how both pleasure and pain are two of the strongest human feelings as joy and sadness are the corresponding emotions. This is a fantastic journal-poem that takes us through the ages, highlighting the amazing feats and disasters, joys and sadnesses of we earth-dwelling creatures. Time has a way of softening many things but I don't imagine that 9-11 will soften too quickly. It was a message to the world as much as it was a message to America. Wonderful work, Aberjhani, one to save and read again and again.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Miriam Center 9/9/2006
Oh what fools we mortals be not to swallow your beautiful words and learn from them. But then our government is run by fools, sadly enough. Your gift never ceases to amaze me, dear friend. I give you my loving heart!
Miriam, a Daughter Of Destiny
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 9/9/2006
A powerful historical calendar of supplementary information for the modern-day reconstruction at ground level of religion and social attitudes, wherein the 20th century danger exists of refracting ancient stone calendar chiseling through a distorted contemporary lens of humanity. To Sage Sweetwater, Angel of Remembrance: Candles for September 11, 2001 is a memorial, an aid to salvation for the living slathered with a world hemisphere of eternal mortar and mud bonding substance in the rebirth of a human canopy backlit by candles...

Sage
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/9/2006
As always Aberjhani your brilliant mind gives us new and creative ways of seeing a situation, and the more aspects we have the better will our understanding be. Splendid work! Thank you for sharing!Great art!
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 9/9/2006
Aberjhani,

You've built a bridge with an insightful pen. You scored the scars of of the pain by offering a positive thought to history. You were given your talent for a reason and the world benefits greatly. You are the conduit of energy so we all can see history with a digested shine. Although some of history is painful you give it priceless reasoning.
Much love and blessings Aberjhani.
Susan
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 9/9/2006
Very original, but it is a downward path mankind is taking. Victor
Reviewed by A PAX 9/9/2006
Love the form and art you used
this is touching on so many levels
and a keeper........
pax A
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