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Fly High

John Gillespie Magee, Jr. - Sat, Mar 2nd 2013




Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings;

Sunward I have climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

of sunsplit 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 windswept 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.


John Gillespie Magee, Jr.





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