Looking up at silent heights...More Like This
"Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars"
" Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world. . . .
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Illustrious Inspirations: Vol. 1, Nov 1, 2014Here at TheIllustrious, our members are truly wondrous beings. We'd like to showcase how incredibly talented some of them are, with our brand new monthly members feature, "Illustrious Inspirations". Each month the team behind TheIllustrious will each choose a fantastic member of the group to be recognized for the wonderful art or literature they are creating.More Like This
Therefore, a very warm welcome to our very first volume of "Illustrious Inspirations". We hope that you're as inspired and amazed by their incredible works of art (and literature) as we are.
Ladowska, featured by scarletwave
"I wish I could recall the first time I ever saw Ladowska's work. If I have any sort of a memory at all, I am pretty positive the first thing of hers I ever gazed upon, got lost in, etcetera, would be a piece that grabbed me the very moment I landed on her page for the first time. This piece
SeptemberThe summer was so hotMore Like This
the dogs stuck to the sidewalks
with the newspapers
and the black metal cans
everyone left waiting on the curb.
You could smell it
in the glass pitchers
on table tops,
and the sheets that never
dried on the clothes lines;
the canvas beach bags
mothers dragged wearily
across the sand
and the ice cream trucks
melting across the highways.
Children felt it open
up the windows at night
and find a corner
of the bed to smother,
while fathers baited it on hooks
or mowed it down
in flat, dry stripes
as if begging each other
And the crickets just hummed
beneath the corn silk
and the dry mouth
daring the cats to play
hide and seek -
searching for September.