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Some Poems On Planes

Sun Mar 24, 2002 4:07 pm

Does anyone have or know where I can get hold of some aviation related poems. Funny, practical or anyting as long as it has to do with planes.

Thank you.
 
jhooper
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RE: Some Poems On Planes

Sun Mar 24, 2002 4:12 pm

......Food for Thought

In days gone by, I've proved my worth
By zooming low across the earth.
I've buzzed the valleys and the mountain ridges,
I've dove my craft beneath the bridges.
I've looped and spun and rolled my wings,
I've sung the songs that pilots sing.
I've tried most stunts, it must be said,
Yet never learnt to use my head.
So here's a toast--To you and me!
But you drink both, I'm dead...you see.
-Anon
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
 
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RE: Some Poems On Planes

Mon Mar 25, 2002 8:27 pm

Thank you Jhooper i appreciate your input. But may i kno where u got it? and anyone else has more?
 
Skystar
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RE: On A Literal Level

Mon Mar 25, 2002 8:48 pm

Well, seeing you asked for "poems ON planes", here's one



Granted, it's a small poem  Smile

Cheers,

Justin
 
FredT
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RE: Some Poems On Planes

Mon Mar 25, 2002 8:57 pm

High Flight
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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 windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high unsurpassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941



Probably the most well known aviation poem.

Cheers,
Fred
I thought I was doing good trying to avoid those airport hotels... and look at me now.

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