John Gillespie Magee

(9 June 1922 – 11 December 1941 / Shanghai)

John Gillespie Magee Poems

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1. Sonnet To Rupert Brooke 6/21/2011
2. Per Ardua 5/23/2012
3. High Flight (An Airman's Ecstasy) 1/3/2003
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High Flight (An Airman's Ecstasy)

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 ...

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