Les Brighton

Rookie - 0 Points (1951 / Dunedin, New Zealand)

Les Brighton Poems

1. Eleanor May Mackintosh (1886-1963) : In Memory 8/16/2013
2. Falling 8/16/2013
3. Adapted Ending To Max Erhmann’s Desiderata 8/16/2013
4. For The Royal Fireworks 8/16/2013
5. Mid-Afternoon Haiku 8/16/2013
6. Arrival 8/16/2013
7. Winter Sunday Morning, Christchurch 8/16/2013
8. Tide 8/16/2013
9. Night Flight 8/16/2013
Best Poem of Les Brighton

Night Flight

What do they think
Up there on the flight deck
Drawing these four hundred lives on through the dark
At 30,000 feet over Europe?
Do they feel the weight, the pressure
Of all these dreams and fears
Of all these journeys
United by coincidence tonight
Into a single journey?

What do the strewn stars speak
As the crew navigate alone unsleeping
Or is it the diode's blink
And the dial's glow
That capture all attention?

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In the light of day landscape
And weather dominate the eye;
Beneath the stars a more human ...

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