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Posted on Tue, Aug 09, 2005 17:41

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,--and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless falls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor eer eagle flew--
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.



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Posted on Fri, Feb 17, 2006 05:43

Ladydocm write:
This classic poem is "High Flight" written by Gillespie Magee, No 412 Squadron, RCAF. Killed 11Dec1941.



Yes, typicallly when someone "borrows" someone else's work, it is proper to give credit to the original author!!!

John Magee was an American serving with the Canadian AF and flew spitfires in England and died before the US entered the war.



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Posted on Fri, Aug 12, 2005 10:52

I love poetry and yours is absolutely beautiful!!!



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