- Artist: Aberjhani
- Length: 1:46 minutes (833.1 KB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
This is from "Dancing in the Word Labyrinth," features spoken word by Aberjhani and was produced by Mark "Rahkyt" Rockeymoore. It's one of the more space-agey tracks from the CD, which also includes work by Ms. Nordette Adams. The text can also be found in the forthcoming book, COLLECTED VISIONS OF A SKYLARK DRESSED IN BLACK.
African Griot Magus (“a.k.a. DarkMagusMilesAhead #7”)
Through the glowing-bronze reeds of Harlem midnight
and the plum-rose bloom of Spanish twilight
African-griot-magus waters the garden
of his neon spirals deep in the valley
of my jazz-consoled hunger and madness.
70 x 7,000 miles we travel the naked truth
of hidden beginnings and guessed-at endings,
African-griot-magus inhaling demons more easily
than I exhale peace of mind or clarity of soul.
African-griot-magus balancing divinity like tornadoes
humming on the tips of three angels’ tongues.
Lost inside my third mind I build a planet ruled by honeysuckle,
violets, and the shadows of voices bubbling soft joy.
With my seventh mind I hammer a chain of wonders
that hold African-griot-magus to all of his promises.
With my ninth mind I resurrect my first
and dance slow to the music of my soul made new.
80 x 8,000 years we sing the naked story
of blue-boned Harlem midnight and plum-rose Spanish twilight.
African-griot-magus horn blowing waves of dotted light
that rise in the east and wander blind through the west.
African-griot-magus, face that is my face, unafraid of destruction,
wailing like Joshua illuminated pages for a new creation.
Causes Aberjhani * Supports
I make contributions to a number of charities through my lenses on Squidoo but the following are a few that interest me the most: