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Marbella Marbella Adelante, Introduces the Eloquent Poetry of Apryl Skies

Apryl Skies

We pride ourselves at being able to discover and promote especially talented people, and in Apryl Skies we have indeed surpassed ourselves  with the works of this delightful and expressive poetess who has kindly permitted us to publish some of her thought provoking poetic writings. We are certain that those of you who enjoy the complex craft of poetry, will find in Apryl’s poetry a fascinating mix of imagination and experience. Dario Poli

Apryl Skies, a Los Angeles native is author of A Song Beneath Silence, Skye the Troll & Other Fairy Tales For Children; voted best poetry book of 2010 by Muses Review. She is writer whose creativity is not exclusive to her passion for literary composition expresses a natural talent with poetry, photography and canvas. Skies expresses her devotion to the written word with a quiet intensity. Apryl Skies is a superbly visual and telling writer, whose work holds merit among authors both classic and new.

Whether with written or spoken word, art or design, Skies captures the sublime beauty of the world with a unique and lyrical voice. Creating her own greeting card line in May 2010, this poet proves she has few limitations.

Inspired by a wide range of writers, Apryl has established a modest following of her own and has impressed readers worldwide, as well as by her performances throughout Los Angeles. Skies has performed as a Featured Guest for The Cobalt Café, Writer’s Row, Beyond Baroque’s 100 Thousand Poets For Change, Soapbox Poets, NoHo UnBuckled , Writer’s Row.

Apryl is member of the California Writer’s Club, sponsored and supports local libraries and several charity efforts.

Skies poetry, essays, reviews, journalism and photography have been published internationally by H Style Magazine, Carty’s Poetry Journal Of Ireland – December 2010-January 2011 Edition, her poem The Empty Bellows was included, as well as, her photograph We All Move Through, which appeared on the cover. She was also chosen Poet of the Week in December 2010 by Poetry Super Highway. Skies jazz-inspired poem, That Whiskey Blue Sway was nominated for the 2010 Poem of the Year by Muses Review and was the featured guest on the Lit Chick Show of Australia.

Other credits include the current or forthcoming publications; The Examiner, Tremendously Two, Beyond The Bookshelf, H.O.P.E, The Woulds & Shoulds of Editing, The Juice Bar, Botticelli Literary Magazine Issue: 3 Fall 2011, Poetry Corner, Noho Arts District Magazine, Target Audience Magazine, Red Fez Issue #44, In The Company of Women: An Anthology of Wit & Wisdom Sass & Class (Amazon #1 Best Seller for Women’s Anthologies March 2012), Alternate Lanes (Sybaritic Press) The Abnormal Alphabet, Elements & Angels & The Panty Drawer, Chocolate Trees & Honey Wine, Immortal Kyn: The Poetic Chronicles, The Unrelenting Sun.

While Skies is known mainly for her lyrical approach to poetry, her more light-hearted pieces include fairy tales, amphigories, fables and juvenile verse. Using whimsy, humor and colorful characters Skies speaks of hope and embraces the differences that make us all unique.

Before entering the publishing world Apryl focused on film with Polyphony – Be You & Accept Me Too! Consisting of educational segments, puppet adventures, fairy tales, clay animation and poetry for children. Polyphony is now available worldwide and a huge hit in the Green Cinema at the 2008 Coachella Music & Arts Festival and in 2010 won the Gold Pixie Award for animation by The American Pixel Academy.

Skye The Troll & Other Fairy Tales For Children, (Best Poetry Book of 2010 – Muses Review) which launched October 2010 comes alive on the page and continues to enchant children of all ages. Inspired by the award-winning cartoon series, the charismatic debut of this feature film includes over a dozen original musings and an exciting array of four brilliant new artists, Brandon Morino, Emily McGregor, Takeshi Kata and Chris J. Miller. This collection sets the bar for children’s entertainment at a charming new level…a fresh, new anthology of poetry for both children and the young at heart.

Apryl Skies- photo Steve Volponi

 

A Flood In Fate’s Garden

I spoke not,

Yet unyielding

my soul cried out

Follow me, My Love…

and you followed.

For you heard

the quiet pleadings

of my soul’s

unfinished dreaming…

Onward I lead you

through the boundless

passages of possibility,

past Heaven’s forbidden castles

of bird and flight,

of unspoken scriptures

carved like tombstones

upon our hopeful yearning;

foolish and forlorn

Still, we wandered

past the crumbling cathedrals

where our dreams drifted seaward

toward a certain oblivion;

so bitter a seed, planted

within Fate’s gated garden

There you knelt beside

the sculptures carved of

my tired convictions

and weary conflictions

There you wept

(blind to your own shortfalls)

crying out against

my imperfections,

my burdensome disbelief,

and unwilling withdrawal…

And there

I recoiled in remembrance

before the gates of your leaving

recounting the lies

that form your lips to daggers

and spin my heart to hungry gold,

to crimson embers,

of ivory bone and brittle ash,

deceit built like sandcastles

upon the ocean floor.

And I have tried to remind

my hands of your touch,

my heart of your flame

Your vision;

so deeply, wind-worn

as tattered flags

of breath and surrender

Despite my tired attempts

to remind myself of beauty

yet unyielding beneath

the blanket of Autumn snow

and December tears,

I am left knowing only lies

which you sing like flocks

of wingless birds,

And I have only

untruth and solemn lament

to guide my slow fall

back through these

haunted hallways of heaven

alone (yet ever

changed.

Apryl Skies © 2012

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Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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  • Jessica Wilson

    Kudos to Apryl Skies. What a great feature– wonderful spread.. I appreciate learning about new  poets and enjoy reading the work of Skies. 

    • Thank you Jessica for your valued comment and your interest in poetry. Yes Apryl is quite a talent and we are looking forward to publishing more of the poetry of this remarkable poetess. Dario.

  • Your words & fame soar
    toward a castle in the skies
    built of cumulus nimbus
     
    O Costa Brava
    I was there year after year
    before you were twice born

  • Rick Smith

    Apryl Skies is a poet that reaches the heartstrings of any audience regardless of age, experience,or favorite genre. She relates a passion for making the tone and tune of her revelation fit memory and experience of readers. She gives us a taste with each meal she serves and invites us to return for dessert in her concluding verse.  

  • Tony Downing

    Sumptuous visuals and heartfelt entreaty entwine your muse,
    lovely as always my friend. ~T

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