Embracing the world with positive creativity since Sept 2007.
“God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity…
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on May 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald swinging with the band at The Downbeat Club in New York City, 1949. (photo by Herman Leonard from Sanatblog.com)
The following post was originally presented as…
(official Poem in Your Pocket logo by American Academy of Poets)
“Dedicated artists, innovators, and stewards of our language, they tell us not only who we are, but also who we can become. They distill our…
(photo of Louis C. Taylor by Associated Press)
“The whole world knows I’m innocent.” --Louis C. Taylor…
Anti-war protesters in Madrid, Spain, 2003. (photo by Scanpix and NBC News)
“A vision of humanity as a unified force for peace had come alive in the form of millions of living breathing souls and an…
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on March 29, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments
The Poppies by Jaanika Talts (watermarked image, all rights reserved by the artist)
“The Universe said, ‘let me show your soul something beautiful.’”…
Poets (left to right): the late great Gerald Chan Sieg, Lee Alexander, and the late Captain Richard Vernon. (archive photo from the Georgia Guardian)
Presented on Creative Thinkers International in honor of World Poetry Day 2013:…Continue
Cover of the award-winning poetry collection THE ESSENTIAL ETHERIDGE KNIGHT.
“We each have lessons to learn and to teach, and healing is something we all do together.”—David Bedrick (Talking Back to Dr.…
Cover of Envisioning Emancipation by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer (Temple Univ Press)
The fact that an…Continue
(poster inspired by the late Clinton D. Powell and World Poetry Day 2013, which will be on March 21)
Recently the following quote from the poem…Continue
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on January 8, 2013 at 9:06pm — No Comments
(digital artwork courtesy of Bright Skylark Literary Productions)
In July 2006, I sat down to write a short simple thank you note to fellow…Continue
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on December 24, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
"You were born a child of light's wonderful secret-- you return to the beauty you have always been." Quote from the poem Holiday Letter for a Poet Gone to War published in VISIONS OF A SKYLARK DRESSED IN…
Passersby in New York view billboard announcing the re-election of U.S.President Barack Obama.
(Reuters photography by Carlo Allegri)
“Beneath the armor of…
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on November 21, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments
President Barack Obama and NJ Governor Chris Christie view damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and comfort survivors. (Reuters photo by Larry Downing)
Was it a matter of political irony or…Continue
A gust of wind slapped Danny Blue’s back and pushed him along the wide concrete pathway that stretched from the south end of Spanish Moss Park to the north end. He braced himself to place the copy of The Black Skylark Songbook he’d gotten from Cheryl in his backpack. As he did so, he felt Valerie’s copy of the book,…Continue
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney greet presidential debate audience.
(photograph by Zhang Jun/Xinhua, Zuma Press)
“I really think that one of the profound decisions…
Front cover for hardback gift edition of Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black.
Recently I found myself on the verge of crossing over from ambivalence into guilt due…Continue
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. (Reuters photograph by Jim Young)
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at this point can claim with some justification that the media’s…
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on October 2, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments
Mosaic poster of executed Savannah (Georgia, U.S.A.) native Troy Anthony Davis.
(courtesy of the NAACP and Amnesty International)
From the time he…Continue
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