Any Pilots out there? Entertainment and Hobbies

  • View author's info Posted on Aug 09, 2005 at 05:41 PM

    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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  • View author's info Posted on Feb 17, 2006 at 05:43 AM

    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.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 12, 2005 at 10:52 AM

    I love poetry and yours is absolutely beautiful!!!