~Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night? ~Albert Smith clouds To fly up to the sky and watch the earth is beautiful; to fly down to the earth and watch the sky is even more beautiful! And my body would reject them and I would lose Baby A, My heart sank! ~Victor Hugo When clouds appear like rocks and towers, the earth's refreshed by frequent showers. ~Robert Brault, The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world. Scott Fitzgerald Were I a cloud I'd gather My skirts up in the air, And fly well know whither, And rest I well know where. Some people can never afford to travel; the grandeur of the Alps, the loveliness of the lakes, are only imaginative dreams for them; and even those who visit such fair scenes merely get a hurried glimpse, and then they are back again amidst the turmoil of human life; but the sky is always overhead, and everywhere to be seen. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. ~Old Saying I saw two clouds at morning Tinged by the rising sun, And in the dawn they floated on And mingled into one.
~Japanese Proverb For thou art glorious! Image: David Antin, Sky Poem, 1988. How the soul condenses near the end. Red Sky Poetry Theatre poets were more cooperative at first and not competitive as the Slams were. Trudy Mercer, an early editor of SkyViews, joined the Red Sky Poetry Theatre board in 1982, the same day Marion Kimes and Michael Hureaux were voted onto the board. Since I moved to college, I have understood and appreciated the concept much more. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory.
This was the first venue where people who weren't looking for Red Sky Poetry Theatre could come across them and walk in. ~Leonard Louis Levinson Metaphor for the night sky: A trillion asterisks and no explanations. Between the earth and man arose the leaf. ~Buddha Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by light. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! ~Percy Bysshe Shelley clouds Clouds are the sky's imagination. Someone has to do it.
I watch the stars materialize, like someone is dimming the switch on the night sky so each shining dot grows brighter and brighter. These are examples of famous Sky poems written by well-known modern and classical poets. ~Robert Seymour Bridges Look at your feet. The sky is the whole library, and God the librarian. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Imagine how many glorious winters and springs The stars from their celestial perches have seen. Elliott Bronstein would join the board a short time later.
If you enjoyed these poetry recommendations, you might also enjoy these , these , these , and these. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero I cannot get that beautiful afternoon out of my head, above me where I lay the grass was silhouetted against the blue of the heavens, small clouds were rushing past as the wind drove them on an endless journey. ~Terri Guillemets God has written the transitoriness of all earthly things upon the clouds, that every eye may see it. The parade continues, With a ship floating on a white sea. ~Henry David Thoreau The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless. ~Terri Guillemets The stars, which stand as thick as dewdrops on the fields of heaven.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson And come, blue deeps! Went back to my room and didn't let my fiancé go. Heckling gave a spontaneity and comedic value to performances although many of the other readers frowned upon it. Follow me out of the rusted triangle cage. What is that apparition of dazzling brightness rising softly upon the blue sky from behind those tall and massive elms? Clouds are the carpe diem of nature. But I stayed mute, the sky's mouth was filled with lead.
At other times we look on colossal mountains of cloud, and see the sunlight beating on them all day long; yet they resist him victoriously, and shine in more wonderful splendour when he sinks below the horizon, and then they mysteriously steal away, and bright stars shine serenely where they stood. Other early affiliated authors not officially on the Red Sky Poetry Theatre board included Mark Svenvold, who recently did a presentation at the about the influence of Red Sky Poetry Theatre on the Literary World. Red Sky Poetry Theatre board membership changed much over the course of 25 incorporated years. To generate electricity so that humans can live comfortably, In an electronic, air conditioned environment. In this deracinated age appears a miraculous epic that pays homage to Dante and Camus. The list of influential or award winning poets who read at Red Sky Poetry Theatre is extensive. From there Red Sky Poetry Theatre moved around but landed at Squid Row in the late 1980s.
I am muscles building cells, a little every day, because they broke that day, but bones are stronger once they heal and I am smiling to the bus driver and replacing my groceries once a week and I am not sitting for hours in the shower anymore. It moved to the Cause Celebre Cafe, also on Capitol Hill, for a few months, then moved to the Still Life Cafe in Fremont, ''. Impressive, but a waste of energy, To see photons flow at the flick of a switch, In the night when people should be asleep: Or is it to alleviate fear with conspired synergy? It is vain to be impatient and angry with this; resentment will never scatter the mist or disperse a cloud, whether it be in the world revealed by the sense, or by the spirit. ~Walter Scott For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery The clouds that gather round the setting sun Do take a sober coloring from an eye That hath kept watch o'er man's mortality.
Peter left the following year to pursue his art. I paid with my time My rhymes Don't stay in the rusty cage Move on This is not a safe place To sleep To eat Why stay with nasty ghosts? From the copper canyons of the west they steal the glowing embers of the dying sun, and scatter them in blazing climax to light camp fires in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth. ~Daniel, But here by the mill the castled clouds Mocked themselves in the dizzy water. And you can stand on your stoop or in your dooryard at midafternoon and watch the cloud shadows rush across Griffen's pasture and up Schoolyard Hill, light and dark, light and dark, like the shutters of the gods being opened and closed. The 1980s found Red Sky Poetry Theatre receiving grants from the King County Arts Commission, the , the Seattle Arts Commission and , which allowed Red Sky Poetry Theatre to expand into other media. Don Wilsun, himself, played the congas and would often recite as he drummed.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore, Flames in the forehead of the morning sky. ~Terri Guillemets Be still, sad heart! ~Francois Rabelais I'd like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around. When I look up at the sky I see a pair of wings go by. The Bill Shively Band, was a mainstay of Red Sky Poetry Theatre from the beginning. Robin Schultz, owner of the Globe Cafe, also published Poetry Around Press which published many Red Sky Poetry Theatre authors.