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High Flight

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 12:11 AM
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 halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever 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.

— John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

  • Listening to: Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Reading: red octber
  • Watching: airwolf
  • Playing: bf2
  • Eating: bbq ribs
  • Drinking: Jameson 18 year old whiskey
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Red-Lantern-2814 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Brings a tear to my eye. Its up there with Amazing Grace for bringing powerful emotions up.
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SilverwindBlade Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I love this poem, thanks for posting it!
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JamieTakahashi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We had to memorize that poem during Arnold Air Society training my freshman year. It's an AFROTC favourite.
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Tawnya Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me flying is the best way to see this beautiful world that God has given us! :heart:
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