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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 sunsplit 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 winds 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 high
Untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. John Gillespie Magee, Jr. In Dec 1941, Pilot Officer Magee, a nineteen-year-old American serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in England, was killed when his Spitfire collided with another airplane inside a cloud. Discovered…

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