Used to be I could Google the Quotable Poet once a month and get up to speed on his newest happenings in a couple of clicks. It’s not like that anymore. Seems like I had just posted the September Poem of the Month when The Green Mile star Michael Clarke Duncan died and the QP posted Considering Michael Clarke Duncan. AND THEN the big bust-up went down with the big-time great author Philip Roth and Wikipedia AFTER WHICH the Quotable Poet posted Novelist Philip Roth’s Dilemma and Every Author’s Challenge. And that just SOME of the big stuff!
On top of all that action, the Quote-and-Image crew has been upping the ante with some serious off the chain combos of QP Aberjhani’s quotes and their own fantastic images. Here’s 3 samples with a short comment or 2 and a link to the original if it’s still there.
This first quote is one of the most popular QP snippets around. It reads “Oh what a wonderful soul so bright inside you. Got power to heal the sun’s broken heart, power to restore the moon’s vision too.” Not trying to stir up anything here but it’s kind of different in the novel, Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World. It’s part of the song called “The Soul of a Black Skylark Singing” and in the book it reads like this: “Oh what a wonderful soul so bright inside you, with power to heal the sun’s broken heart, and power to save the moon’s joy too.” The version and image you see here was sourced on Facebook at: Giving Love Smiles And all the Happy stuff Oh and for free
This quote is taken from the poem “Angel of Mercy” in The River of Winged Dreams: “In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain.” It basically went viral when John W. Whitehead used it to introduce “Violence Begets Violence, Making Sense of the Dark Knight Massacre” Source: http://www.gadflyonline.com/home/index.php/violence-begets-violence-making-sense-of-the-dark-knight-massacre/
This last one reads “Love taught me to die with dignity that I might come forth anew in splendor. Born once of flesh, then again of fire, I was reborn a third time to the sound of my name humming haikus in heaven’s mouth.” It’s from the poem “A Poet’s Birthday Dance through Fire and Rain 2007”, published in The River of Winged Dreams, and was posted by Wild Woman on Tumblr: http://wildwalkerwoman.tumblr.com/post/17543009356/love-taught-me-to-die-with-dignity-that-i-might
And there you go!