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History Of The Airplane

Rating: 3.2

And the Wright brothers said they thought they had invented
something that could make peace on earth
(if the wrong brothers didn’t get hold of it)
when their wonderful flying machine took off at Kitty Hawk
into the kingdom of birds but the parliament of birds was freaked out
by this man-made bird and fled to heaven

And then the famous Spirit of Saint Louis took off eastward and
flew across the Big Pond with Lindy at the controls in his leather
helmet and goggles hoping to sight the doves of peace but he did not

Even though he circled Versailles
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Brian Jani 16 May 2014

Amazing showcase of poetry, keep it up

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Brian Jani 16 May 2014

Amazing showcase of talent

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Ellen Ni Bheachain 16 August 2020

What a lovely poem, history, emotion and knowledge. Enjoy reading it and " Congratulations on Poem of The Day! "

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Denis Mair 16 August 2020

He's one of those few special poets who writes lines that nobody else could imitate. The Ferlighetti cat paw leaves its print on every bridge between lines.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 August 2020

Most magnificent poem, full of airplane chaos, but this poem is amazing and his life incredible fame of writing. Congrats for being the Classic Poem Of The Day!

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Khairul Ahsan 17 August 2020

'And buried loves and voices Cries and whispers Fill the air Everywhere' - So pathetic!

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Khairul Ahsan 16 August 2020

An interesting commentary. Loved your poem.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 16 August 2020

This is called poetry when so beautifully presented on an abstract thing.....brilliant piece 10++

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Mahtab Bangalee 16 August 2020

And buried loves and voices Cries and whispers Fill the air Everywhere.......wonderfully described the silent love which is growing up through the chaotic world for the pure feelings; step by step on relativity.......well articulated the poem is; pleasure to read this piece

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Gordon Walter 16 August 2020

Great poem. Enjoyed reading it.

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