Brat Farrar (bratfarrar) wrote,
Brat Farrar
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poem: High Flight

- John Gillespee Magee, Jr.


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 even 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.



It's about planes rather than space, but I'm in a flighty mood of mind at the moment. Need to spend some time testing out fightercraft builds until I find one I really like--do some swanning about the (in-game) solar system.
Tags: poetry, space
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