From yesterday’s premiere of “Promethean Fire” at Mount Wilson’s Concerts in the Dome.
Sung by Sangeeta Kaur, soprano, (third from left) with Reina Inui, violin, & Marcia Dickstein, harp
Of those who caught the pure Promethean fire
One from another, each crying as he went down
To one that waited, crowned with youth and joy,
Take thou the splendour, carry it out of sight
Into the great new age I must not know
Into the great new realm I must not tread.
Alfred Noyes, British poet, inspired by the Night of First Light
of the 100-inch telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory,
November 2, 1917