Saturday, May 23, 2015

Up In the Sky--By Russell Sivey--United States

Up In the Sky

I look up
The sky is filled with twinkling little specks of filtered light
Bright at one point
But still illuminated with small amount of twilight
Nothing states their presence
As much as their omnipresent grandeur of pleasant beams
That only shine
Within their own presence, never glaring beyond the sky’s edge
I smile with their beauty
Of their grandiose presence that I so long to hold forever
Within my very hands
But cannot do so as the stars act in their own accordance
Of their own special flare
Which I delight in pathos of divine entities, prodding the times relevance
To my ego, lost in space
Only to find peace with its hovering splendor, bright and grand they bloom
With simplicity
Never honored more than what’s seen this very night, this ever flowing
Classical ponderance of a moment
In grace and peaking display of highlights, mainstream deliverance tonight!

Russell Sivey lives in the United States and has been writing poetry for 26 years (after his major car accident that left his arm paralyzed). He has been improving year after year. Russell enjoys reading poetry as well as writing it He finds himself listening to almost any type of music. Russell has been with Poetry Soup for almost 3 years and enjoys the poetry that he reads there from his friends. He is currently attending school for a Creative Writing degree with a specialization in Poetry. Yes, that means he will have a poetry degree. He looks forward to reading everyone's poems here on this site. His muse is the moon.


  1. Hello, Russell, it is always such fun to read your work. I love the great humility in this one as the grand presence of nature at its best mesmerizes a humble soul! Sheri

  2. Russell, You get a huge "star' for this well written passionate poem. Your love of nature is quite evident in your multitude of expressive words. You did a magnificent job in your description of God's wonderful creation of the stars.

  3. Wolnderful poem Russell...Thanks for sharing your heartfelt words. Best wishes, Chris~

  4. Dear Russell,

    A lovely, delightful, introspective write on the stars that shine above us all and the wisdom of knowing that there is something bigger than ourselves out there. An enjoyable read!


  5. Russell, this is perfect in both your insightful expression of the universe, and of how we relate with the beauty the stars share and inspire in us. I loved it! Aloha, Connie