more poetry transcriptions

2 posts / 0 new
Last post
#1 Tue, 2010-12-14 07:59
ihorsr
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 1 month ago
Joined: 2010-12-14 08:05

more poetry transcriptions

i found these transcriptions over on the http://analogburners.com
site, and thought they might be okay here...

I-) ihor

----------

Sun Ra – The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume 2

THERE

There is a land
Whose being is almost unimaginable to the
Human mind.
On a clear day,
We stand there and look farther than the
ordinary eye can see.
Far above the roof of the world,
We can encompass vistas of the worlds.

There is a land
Where the sun shines eternally
Eternally eternal:
Out in outer space
A living blazing fire,
So vital and alive
There is no need to describe its splendor.

----------

Sun Ra – Angels And Demons At Play

The Shadow of Tomorrow

Today is the shadow of tomorrow
Today is the present future of yesterday
Yesterday is the shadow of today.
The darkness of the past is yesterday
And the light of the past is yesterday.
The days of yesterday are all numbered and summed in the word “once;”
Because “once upon a time there was a yesterday.”
Yesterday belongs to the dead,
Because the dead belongs to the past.
The past is yesterday.
Today is the preview of tomorrow, but for me, only from a better and
happier point of view,
My point of view is the thought of a better, untried reality.
Yesterday is eternity, the eternLty of yesterday is dead.
Yesterday is as one, the eternity of one is the eternity of the past.
The past is once upon aThme, once upon a time is past, the past is yesterday.
The light of the past is the light which was,
The wisdom of the past is the light of the past;
The light of the future is the light which is to be,
The wisdom of the fiture is the light of the future.
Yesterday belongs to the dead, tomorrow belongs to the living.
The past is cerlified as the finished product, anything which is ended
is finished.
That which is perfect is finished, the perfect man is no exception to the rule.
The perfect man of the past is made according to the rule of the past.
The rule of the past is the law of injustice and hypocrisy.
The revelation of the meaning of the law is revealed through the law itself.
The wisdom of the past is the light of the past
The light which is to be is the wisdom of the future
The light of the future casts the shadows of tomorrow,

—RA

----------

Sun Ra – Super-Sonic Sounds

POINTS ON THE SPACE AGE

This is the music of greater transition
To the invisible irresistible space age.
The music of the past will be just as tiny in the world of the future
As earth itself is in the vast reach of outer space.
Outer space is big and real and compelling
And the music which represents it must be likewise.
The music of the future is already developed
But the minds of the people of earth must be prepared to accept it.
The isolated earth age is finished
And all the music which represents only the past
Is for museums of the past and not for
The moving panorama of the outer spacite program.

THE SPACE AGE CANNOT BE AVOIDED

The prophets of the past belong to the past,
The space prophets of the greater future
Belong to the greater future.
The greater future is the age of the Space Prophet,
The scientific airy-minded second man:
The prince of the power of the air.
The air is music.
The music is power.
The power of the past was its music,
The greater power of the future greater
Greater music is art,
Is its greater music:
Art is the foundation of any living culture.
Living culture is skilled culture
Skilled dutifulness, aim and care
And love of beauty is the only way to produce art.
Skilled culture is the new weapon of nations,
The new measure of determination as to whether a nation
Is ready to be a greater nation is art.
A nation without art is a nation without a lifeline.
Art is the lifeline because art is the airy concept
Of greater living. It is the airy foundation of the airy
Kingdom of the future.
Tomorrow Beyond Tomorrow is the greater kingdom,
THE KINGDOM OF THE SPACE AGE…

— Sun Ra

----------

Tue, 2010-12-14 11:05
Stephen Ramirez
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2010-12-14 11:05

more poetry transcriptions

FWIW.... For those interested all of these can be
found in James Wolf and Hartmut Geerken's book
"Sun Ra The Immeasurable Equation-The Collected
Poetry and Prose" on Waitawhile Press. Excellent
collection of pretty much all of the poems
including comprehensive bibliographical
annotations and sources.

>i found these transcriptions over on the http://analogburners.com
>site, and thought they might be okay here...
>
>I-) ihor
>
>----------
>
>Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Volume 2
>
>THERE
>
>There is a land
>Whose being is almost unimaginable to the
>Human mind.
>On a clear day,
>We stand there and look farther than the
>ordinary eye can see.
>Far above the roof of the world,
>We can encompass vistas of the worlds.
>
>There is a land
>Where the sun shines eternally
>Eternally eternal:
>Out in outer space
>A living blazing fire,
>So vital and alive
>There is no need to describe its splendor.
>
>----------
>
>Sun Ra - Angels And Demons At Play
>
>The Shadow of Tomorrow
>
>Today is the shadow of tomorrow
>Today is the present future of yesterday
>Yesterday is the shadow of today.
>The darkness of the past is yesterday
>And the light of the past is yesterday.
>The days of yesterday are all numbered and summed in the word "once;"
>Because "once upon a time there was a yesterday."
>Yesterday belongs to the dead,
>Because the dead belongs to the past.
>The past is yesterday.
>Today is the preview of tomorrow, but for me, only from a better and
>happier point of view,
>My point of view is the thought of a better, untried reality.
>Yesterday is eternity, the eternLty of yesterday is dead.
>Yesterday is as one, the eternity of one is the eternity of the past.
>The past is once upon aThme, once upon a time is past, the past is yesterday.
>The light of the past is the light which was,
>The wisdom of the past is the light of the past;
>The light of the future is the light which is to be,
>The wisdom of the fiture is the light of the future.
>Yesterday belongs to the dead, tomorrow belongs to the living.
>The past is cerlified as the finished product, anything which is ended
>is finished.
>That which is perfect is finished, the perfect
>man is no exception to the rule.
>The perfect man of the past is made according to the rule of the past.
>The rule of the past is the law of injustice and hypocrisy.
>The revelation of the meaning of the law is revealed through the law itself.
>The wisdom of the past is the light of the past
>The light which is to be is the wisdom of the future
>The light of the future casts the shadows of tomorrow,
>
>-RA
>
>----------
>
>Sun Ra - Super-Sonic Sounds
>
>POINTS ON THE SPACE AGE
>
>This is the music of greater transition
>To the invisible irresistible space age.
>The music of the past will be just as tiny in the world of the future
>As earth itself is in the vast reach of outer space.
>Outer space is big and real and compelling
>And the music which represents it must be likewise.
>The music of the future is already developed
>But the minds of the people of earth must be prepared to accept it.
>The isolated earth age is finished
>And all the music which represents only the past
>Is for museums of the past and not for
>The moving panorama of the outer spacite program.
>
>THE SPACE AGE CANNOT BE AVOIDED
>
>The prophets of the past belong to the past,
>The space prophets of the greater future
>Belong to the greater future.
>The greater future is the age of the Space Prophet,
>The scientific airy-minded second man:
>The prince of the power of the air.
>The air is music.
>The music is power.
>The power of the past was its music,
>The greater power of the future greater
>Greater music is art,
>Is its greater music:
>Art is the foundation of any living culture.
>Living culture is skilled culture
>Skilled dutifulness, aim and care
>And love of beauty is the only way to produce art.
>Skilled culture is the new weapon of nations,
>The new measure of determination as to whether a nation
>Is ready to be a greater nation is art.
>A nation without art is a nation without a lifeline.
>Art is the lifeline because art is the airy concept
>Of greater living. It is the airy foundation of the airy
>Kingdom of the future.
>Tomorrow Beyond Tomorrow is the greater kingdom,
>THE KINGDOM OF THE SPACE AGEŠ
>
>- Sun Ra
>
>----------