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Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael (I)
Poetic art blended with artistic poetry make the kind of creative dance of beauty experienced in ELEMENTAL, the Power of Illuminated Love.
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Michael Jackson in classic dance-man pose. (image digitail detail construction)

"This world we live in is the dance of the Creator.
Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on."
--Michael Jackson, The Dance




The black star zooms gold.
Wings of white flame torch his throat.
His voice has arrived.

A nest of brothers
and sisters...mother...father
cradle your dream's tears.

First comes time, then change--
kissed into a sweet stupor
by lips of glazed song.

This magic is love
that spins your style platinum
and your soul brilliant.

A horn of plenty
spills from your hands into the
starved lives of millions.

Thus shines your genius,
and nations' hearts sing loud in
the key of Michael.


Like bright gleaming spells
lighting Saturn's fabled rings
you flashed classic moves.

you banished with a moonwalk...
danced hate into joy.

Tears freed your rhythm
and showered the earth's dry tongue
with dazzling sweetness.


Who can say goodbye
to the muse of an era
born to outshine stars...



by Aberjhani
© Aug 2009
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My Current web of words and Michael Jackson

This Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael is part of cross-genre tribute to iconic entertainer that includes the second part of the poem that you can access via the link above and also a prose piece titled Michael Jackson: Legacies of a Globetrotting Moonwalking Philanthropist. The prosework itself is also part of three part series that I hope to post here at Red Room and a two-part series that will be run on Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/x-16968-AfricanAmerican-Art-Examiner

author of The American Poet Who Went Home Again
and Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Facts on File)