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John Gillespie Magee

(9 June 1922 – 11 December 1941 / Shanghai)

Poems of John Gillespie Magee

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. High Flight (an Airman's Ecstasy) 1/3/2003
2. Per Ardua 5/23/2012
3. Sonnet To Rupert Brooke 6/21/2011

Sonnet To Rupert Brooke

We laid him in a cool and shadowed grove
One evening in the dreamy scent of thyme
Where leaves were green, and whispered high above β€”
A grave as humble as it was sublime;
There, dreaming in the fading deeps of light β€”
The hands that thrilled to touch a woman's hair;
Brown eyes, that loved the Day, and looked on Night,
A soul that found at last its answered Prayer...
There daylight, as a dust, slips through the trees.

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