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Angel of Peace by Aberjhani (poem with text and art)

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"Angel of Peace" is a poem originally published in the book THE RIVER OF WINGED DREAMS. The text is as follows: …

"Angel of Peace" is a poem originally published in the book THE RIVER OF WINGED DREAMS. The text is as follows:

"Angel of Peace" by Aberjhani
(Poem number 5 in the "Songs of the Angelic Gaze" series)--


Such are these places
where lovers of bliss behold
the angel of peace:

Above the burning,
and below the cold of all
the sad killing fields;

Where poetry sighs,
smiling magic in the lap
of flesh and blood joy;

Upon the shoulders
of elders carved beautiful
by sage artistry;

Where a starbright gown
trails healing through gardens of
eternity’s laughter;

In the arms of dreams
that shepherd hope through the eyes
of praying children;

Under waterfalls
bristling silk storms from the shores
of my skin to yours;

In the taste of a woman
glowing firemilk through 
the tips of her breasts; 

Afloat on rhythms 
of minds too stoned on love to
recall how bombs work; 

At the edge of a 
man’s kiss casting holy spells 
of sweet compassion; 

Inside the beauty 
of faith’s unburied treasure 
sparkling truth and hope; 

Beneath trees of song 
heavy with angelic light, 
evergreen with strength; 

Upon the wings of 
nightingales trilling comfort 
to embattled grace; 

In your heart’s whisper, 
soft as love, that truly all 
is well with your soul. 

by Aberjhani 
© Aug 2011


ABOUT ABERJHANI
(from author website)

Founder of the popular Creative Thinkers International social network, Aberjhani is a native of Savannah, Georgia (U.S.A.). He has authored eight books in multiple genres, including: "Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance" (Facts On File); "ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love"; "The American Poet Who Went Home Again"; "The Wisdom of W.E.B.Du Bois"; "I Made My Boy Out of Poetry"; and, "The River of Winged Dreams."

In addition, Aberjhani is a former military journalist for the U.S. Air Force and currently serves as editor for the Civil War Savannah book series, which includes the best-selling title, "Savannah, Immortal City." He is a winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award for his journalism, the Choice Academic Title and Best History Book Awards for his historical writings, the Creative Loafing Critic’s Pick Best Savannah Author Award for general authorship, and the Connect Savannah 2006 Poet and Spoken Word Artist of the Year Award for his poetry. He was inducted into the Red Room Hall of Fame in October 2009.

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  • “Angel of Peace” is a poem by Aberjhani published in book, The River of Winged Dreams. Each of the slides in this presentation contains a single section from the poem. The original quote for each was in the form of a haiku-like structure. There are 13 in the entire poem.
  • 1. “Such are these places where lovers of bliss behold the angel of peace:”–– Aberjhani
  • 2. “Above the burning, and below the cold of all the sad killing fields;”–– Aberjhani
  • 3. “Where poetry sighs, smiling magic in the lap of flesh and blood joy;”–– Aberjhani
  • 4. “Upon the shoulders of elders carved beautiful by sage artistry;”–– Aberjhani
  • 5. “Where a starbright gown trails healing through gardens of eternity’s laughter;”–– Aberjhani
  • 6. “In the arms of dreams that shepherd hope through the eyes of praying children;”–– Aberjhani
  • 7. “Under waterfalls bristling silk storms from the shores of my skin to yours;” ––Aberjhani
  • 8. “In the taste of a woman glowing firemilk through the tips of her breasts;”–– Aberjhani 
  • 9. “Afloat on rhythms  of minds too stoned on love to recall how bombs work;”–– Aberjhani 
  • 10. “At the edge of a man’s kiss casting holy spells of sweet compassion; “–– Aberjhani
  • 11. “Inside the beauty  of faith’s unburied treasure sparkling truth and hope;”–– Aberjhani 
  • 12. “Beneath trees of song heavy with angelic light, evergreen with strength;”–– Aberjhani 
  • 13. Upon the wings of nightingales trilling comfort to embattled grace;”–– Aberjhani 
  • 14. “In your heart’s whisper, soft as love, that truly all is well with your soul.”–– Aberjhani, from The River of Winged Dreams