Postered Poetics By Aberjhani Quotes

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There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And
“There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And no fear either. Because each one exists to make the others’ love more beautiful.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities. It is also
“Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities. It is also holding oneself accountable to some reasonable degree for the conditions of peace and chaos that impact the lives of those who inhabit one’s beloved extended community.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

There is nothing sane, merciful, heroic, devout, redemptive, wise, holy, loving, peaceful, joyous, righteous, gracious,
“There is nothing sane, merciful, heroic, devout, redemptive, wise, holy, loving, peaceful, joyous, righteous, gracious, remotely spiritual, or worthy of praise where mass murder is concerned. We have been in this world long enough to know that by now and to understand that nonviolent conflict resolution informed by mutual compassion is the far better option.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your
“If the idea of loving those whom you have been taught to recognize as your enemies is too overwhelming, consider more deeply the observation that we are all much more alike than we are unalike.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life
“Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life itself.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Individuals often turn to poetry, not only to glean strength and perspective from the words
“Individuals often turn to poetry, not only to glean strength
and perspective from the words of others, but to give birth
to their own poetic voices and to hold history accountable
for the catastrophes rearranging their lives.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

The gentle pulsing and flickering of stars and nebulae made a kind of music, a
“The gentle pulsing and flickering of stars and nebulae made a kind of music, a sweet easy mesh of whispered tones and sighing harmonies that held him in its force like the earth [holding] the moon.”
Aberjhani, Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player

The Universe said, ‘Let me show your soul something beautiful.
“The Universe said, ‘Let me show
your soul something beautiful.”
Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to
“There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to surpass that attributed to the human mind.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

History, too, has a penchant for giving birth to itself over and over again, and
“History, too, has a penchant for giving birth
to itself over and over again, and those whom it
appoints agents of change and progress
do not always accept their destinies willingly.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so
“It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so increasingly necessary.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a
“Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily
“Simple shifts in points of view can open doors to expansions of consciousness as easily as rigid dispositions can close hearts and minds to such elevated awareness. It generally depends on whether you allow fear and violence to rule your actions or whether you give wisdom, courage, and compassion the authority to do so.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Human beings, in a sense, may be thought of as multidimensional creatures composed of such
“Human beings, in a sense, may be thought of as multidimensional creatures composed of such poetic considerations as the individual need
for self-realization, subdued passions for overwhelming beauty, and a hunger for meaning beyond the flavors that enter and exit the physical body.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Poetry empowers the simplest of lives to confront the most extreme sorrows with courage, and
“Poetry empowers the simplest of lives to confront the most extreme sorrows with courage, and motivates the mightiest of offices to humbly heed lessons in compassion.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

The leaders and followers of the Harlem Renaissance were every bit as intent on using
“The leaders and followers of the Harlem Renaissance were every bit as intent on using Black culture to help make the United States a more functional democracy as they were on employing Black culture to 'vindicate' Black people.”
Aberjhani, Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities
“At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities which otherwise likely would not exist.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Added to the shock of the routine violation of their bodies was the trauma of
“Added to the shock of the routine violation of their bodies was the trauma of having to relinquish their children to unknown slave-holders. [W.E.B.] Du Bois considered this physical, mental, and spiritual abuse of black women--with its inevitable result being the destruction of the traditional African family--the highest crime committed by slave-holders and the one thing for which he said he could not forgive them.”
Aberjhani, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois