Wisdom Wednesday ~ 11/11/2015

High Flight 

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 nor 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 ~

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2 Responses to Wisdom Wednesday ~ 11/11/2015

  1. This makes me smile. Thanks for sharing! Anita

    • indacampo says:

      You’re welcome. I recalled it from my school Remembrance Day ceremonies. My husband was a paratrooper for a lot of his career and it is a very relatable poem to me. So glad you enjoyed it.

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