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It is much more common these days to find quotes from my book #TheRiverOfWingedDreams  than it is to find quotes or entire poems from I Made My Boy Out of Poetry. When Dublin artist Jaanika Talts went against the trend she inspired some words on what it means to create beauty in a world that insists on engaging war. Included in this post is the full text for "Calligraphy of Intimacy," making its Internet debut. 

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Pinterest seems to have a lot more staying power than some social networks that pop up one year then disappear the very next. 

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Call this case-in-point number 1...
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There is writing in both I Made My Boy Out of #Poetry   and ELEMENTAL The Power of Illuminated #Love   that was inspired by the music of the great multi-instrumentalist #YuselfLateef  who passed on December 23, 2013:
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Sometimes the word about a good thing travels slowly. Once it arrives it can be pretty great:
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Music and haikus can make some very interesting magic when combined. 

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...and this would be case-in-point number 2:

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A beginning poet often develops the qualities of his or her voice by experiencing the power expressed through that of a veteran literary lion.  One of those lions who helped inform and grow this poet's voice was Amiri Baraka:

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One way to think of the rainbow is as a symbol of one year, as in 2013, arcing towards the new year, as in 2014.

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It's not exactly possible to forget the massacre in Newtown is it?
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Works in poetry by the co-author of Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance and author of Journey through the Power of the Rainbow.
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A long-time advocate of principles championed by the American Academy of Poets and the PEN American Center/PEN International, Aberjhani's works in poetry have been featured in many venues online and offline, and in digital eBook formats as well as traditional print books and magazines. His four volumes include: I Made My Boy Out of Poetry (1997); Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black (2005); The Bridge of Silver Wings (2008); ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love (2008); and The River of Winged Dreams (an updated version of The Bridge of Silver Wings). A forthcoming single volume of his collected works has been announced but as of November 2011 has not been published.

Aberjhani has won a number of awards for his poetry, including a Savannah Poet and Spoken Word Artist of the Year Award (2006), Best of Publication Awards; and Author of the Year Awards. He was also among those poets listed in 2011 in "The New Black" presented by Best American Poetry.