“But why exactly were these shoes so important to Vincent? Why had he carried them with him for so long, beaten and worn as they were?” – Ken Wilber, from the essay A Pair of Worn Shoes (“A Pair of Shoes” painting by Vincent Van Gogh from Southern Review.org) The story and intent behind my poem, … More Reflections on Ode to the Good Black Boots that Served My Soul So Well (poem) by Aberjhani
Cover of Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas by Jeffrey B. Leak Among the greatest gifts that poets bestow upon each other’s lives are those of identity and validation. It is often through the mirror of words, meaning, and soul created by one poet that another begins to recognize the true significance of … More Gifts of the Poets: Eugene B. Redmond and Coleman Barks (part 1)
(Digital art graphic courtesy of Bright Skylark Literary Productions) One of the greatest triumphs of the human spirit is the ability to exercise gratitude in the face of grievous adversity. Cultivation of a sense … More On Gratitude and the Poets Who Re-Empowered My Pen – Bright Skylark Literary Productions
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