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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:36 PM

"High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (One of my favourite poems)

"High Flight"John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, ó and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of ó wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
Iíve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew ó
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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Reply "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (One of my favourite poems) (Original post)
applegrove Nov 2012 OP
markbark Nov 2012 #1
IDemo Nov 2012 #2
madamesilverspurs Nov 2012 #3
SalviaBlue Nov 2012 #4
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #5
applegrove Nov 2012 #6
ashling Nov 2012 #7

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:40 PM

1. I remember this being

The sign off poem read just before the National Anthem played followed by a test pattern here in the DC area.
(Yes, I'm old enough to remember when broadcast TV was not 24/7 {grin})

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Response to markbark (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:43 PM

2. Same in So Cal n/t

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Response to markbark (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:53 PM

3. And in Colorado.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:00 PM

4. Beautiful!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:10 PM

5. From My Childhood

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:22 PM

6. Love it. Thanks Scorpio.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:28 PM

7. Great poem

but Ronald Reagan wrote it

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