Monday, August 07, 2006

High Flight

This is one of my favourite poems and an anthem for every aviator. It is a poem called "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee Jr.

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.

3 comments:

aruna said...

ok am here after a long time!
all the blogs are gripping.
i always think i shud write a comment, but it doesnt seem smart enough...lol..
were you always like this? :) is it difficult to be so smart?
alrite,dont get carried away...i ll stop here.
will be back.

Maverick said...

me and smart? lol... funny...

atleast do keep dropping by and more importantly do write on ur blog...

i think its been ages since an article from ur side... am looking fwd to reading some soon...

Ships said...

yep... wish i could touch the face of God :)