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I’ll say this first… most of the quotes in this post are from poems and articles published by Quotable Poet Aberjhani in 2011. But SOME are from writings published before this year and I’m putting them in this blog because they became popular on the X-treme side in the year 2011 and look like they might get hotter in 2012.  As you’ll see, I also included some of the images people used with certain quotes and I’ll try to add the links to those.


1)
“The enemy, clearly, was the fanged nightmare––
of famine, of war and racism, of rape and terrorism…
that walked in human skin while chomping human heads.”
Aberjhani, from the poem How Poets and Words Burn Truth into Love

2) “Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
Aberjhani, from The Angel of Healing: for the Living, the Dying, and the Praying Image


                                                            (Photograph from Facebook post by Inspirology)


3)
“A poet is a verb that blossoms light
in gardens of dawn, or sometimes midnight.”
––Aberjhani, from A Poet is a Clinton D. Powell


4)
“Just as preparation for war is the greatest guarantee of war,
so is failure to respect love’s divine priorities an invitation
to catastrophic sorrows of unspeakable magnitudes.”
Aberjhani, from Nuclear Snow in Japanese Springtime


5)
“This fire that we call loving is too strong for human minds, but just right for human souls.”
––Aberjhani, from the poem Star People

                                                                (Image from original post by Shafee Ahmed Ko)

6) “One of the things I like best about my relationship with poetry is the way a poem will sometimes suddenly arrive, insist that I find something on which to quickly write, and astonish me to no end with all it has to say and how it chooses to say it.”
––Aberjhani, from Seduced, Once Again, by Poetry


7)
“The international response to the current disaster in Japan and to the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010 illustrates clearly that humanity does know how to set aside racial factors when it comes to addressing matters of life and death emergencies. The unsettling incongruity would seem to be the fact that racism apparently sustains specific oppressive conditions that create life and death situations in some people’s lives on a daily basis.”
Aberjhani, from Report on 2011 International Year Part 6: Day to End Racism


8)
“It is not necessarily through the eyes that we come to understand the world but it is through the eyes that most of us first come to perceive the world. What does or does not follow after that is a matter for one’s ‘Heart’–– meaning courage, devotion, compassion, and the will to succeed.”
Aberjhani, Looking at the World through Michael Jackson’s Left Eye


9)
With the search for the right words and tone to communicate the most brutally beautiful truth, even the most silent anxious breath became a masterful song for the way it sang life into existence from one determined moment to the next.”
Aberjhani, from Regarding Rituals, Elegies, and this New Year 2011


10)
“With my ninth mind I resurrect my first
and dance slow to the music of my soul made new.”
––Aberjhani, from Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

(Art and original post by  GA Rosenberg)

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