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Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael (I)
by Aberjhani
Friday, August 28, 2009
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“This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on.”
--Michael Jackson (Aug 29, 1958-June 25, 2009) The Dance

The black star zooms gold.
Wings of white flame torch his throat.
His voice has arrived.
A nest of brothers
and sisters…mother…father
cradle your dream’s tears.
First comes time, then change––
kissed into a sweet stupor
by lips of glazed song.
This magic is love
that spins your style platinum
and your soul brilliant.
A horn of plenty
spills from your hands into the
starved lives of millions.
Thus shines your genius,
and nations’ hearts sing loud in
the key of Michael.
Like bright gleaming spells
lighting Saturn’s fabled rings
you flashed classic moves.
you banished with a moonwalk…
danced hate into joy.
Tears freed your rhythm
and showered the earth’s dry tongue
with dazzling sweetness.
Who can say goodbye
to the muse of an era
born to outshine stars…
by Aberjhani
© Aug 2009

Michael Jackson Legacies of a Globetrotting Moonwalking Philanthropist

To Walk a Lifetime in Michael Jackson’s Moccasins
Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael 2

Michael Jackson Legacies of a Globetrotting Moonwalking Philanthropist

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Reviewed by seven b (Reader)
This is as brilliant as the tributee. Stunning! You might want to consider submitting it to be included in the Michael Jackson Opus - they are taking submissions for the book.

You can do so here (before Sept 30th!):

I also want to mention that I've read your recent writings about Michael Jackson and also find them beautiful tributes. ("Michael Jackson: Legacies of a Globetrotting Moonwalking Philanthropist") You are an immensely talented writer.

I am only one year younger than Michael, so there has never been a time that there was no Michael Jackson in my own life - until now. He is truly a part of me, of who I am. His exit happened so suddenly and SO soon, my head went spinning into remembering what my heart never forgot about Michael, and the tears still haven't stopped. The memory of every song, every video, various interviews, essays and poems came flooding back like an ocean whose tide I could not stop, and I am still caught in the undertow. There were things we have learned about Michael now that none of us knew the full extent of, and probably still don't. With each memory, each new piece of knowledge about what we've truly lost, a piece of my heart went with him - until it's seemingly all gone. If it is still within me, then it IS Him. He is my Heart and part of my own Soul. I suppose he'll live on in that way but you know, it's just not the same as knowing he's still in this World.

Thank you Aberjhani, for this most brilliant tribute to (one of) the most brilliant Angel(s) that we have been lucky enough to share among us on this Earth.

"You and I were never separate
It's just an illusion
Wrought by the magical lens of Perception"
-- Michael Jackson, "Heaven is Here"
Reviewed by Michael Jones
Your poem elevates me beyond the depth of blak holes. This trubute to Michael Jackson is worthy only of a pen such as yours. Brother Aberjhani e-mail, thank you. But above all keep up the excellent writing. Peace!!!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar
MJ will live forever in our hearts. A wonderful 5-7-5 composition, a fitting tribute.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Goodbye is perhaps inappropriate for someone who's phenomenon will never die, and I think your words wrestle with this ambivalence. We mourn the death of a percieved friend, like Princess Diana. yet we know that their essence will not diminish, fade or tarnish. He was almost like Christ (I mean no disrespect here) in the sense that he knew mess and ugliness well, yet sowed grace and beauty into others' lives and ignited their capacities to dream. And this is his legacy. Grace and beauty always conquer in the end, even amid all the turmoil that dogs his story still... and conceivably because of, and inspite of it. I have written quite a different Michael Jackson piece which I hope will not offend, because it asks of him quite simply "Well, Michael... what's it like to be dead?!" I mean no flippancy here, or cruelty. It's an honest question we want to put to those who impact us most, who share both our humanity and our divinity in some ways. Penned in your inimitable AberJ style whose life-blood ink always runs a deeper shade of regal red, blue and purple. Another write that transcends. TY xx
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A fine tribute expressed in string of meaningful haiku; so well done, Aberjhani. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Dixie Dawn Michelle
"Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael (I)" is flower of five hundred and ten petals (Grammatical syllables) in ten Vases (Stanzas) of diamond.

When I read "Michael Jackson: Legacies of a Globetrotting Moonwalking Philanthropist" (Part 1) (Part 2) I had a feeling that the author would follow that with great verses. I left a comment to that blog:

It takes a heart of a great maecenas and the Soul of a true Poet to Gift the Tributee with a constellation of thirty stars (Verse lines)titled, "Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael (I)".

In appreciation,

Dixie Dawn Michelle
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
BEAUTIFUL, VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Mary Coe
A beautiful tribute. Really enjoyed the read. I am a big fan of Michael Jackson.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
beautiful tribute indeed! he is missed
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wonderful tribute to the king of Pop! He will be missed for years to come! Very well penned, Aberjhani; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <

That he died so young: tragic! And I am fifty now! Scary!!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

The legend that was Michael comes alive in beautiful lines of rememberance for whom he was: a dancer and singer extraordinaire. Grew up with Michael and loved his music all these years: the day he died (the day before my 50th birthday) was a shocker, indeed. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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