That last step is a doozy.
“A Wish for Wings That Work”
Reagan used “High Flight” for the eulogy of the Challenger 7 back in ’86. Still remember that day in Florida, how cold it was that morning, 25F in Tampa, then later at USF I remember a friend saying between classes,“Wow, did not think you could see the blast offs from Kennedy during the day” and off to the east some thought they saw a flash. A few minutes later we knew the Challenger had blown up……
Normally, I “like” a strip before I comment, but I don’t like poetry.
Is it just me or did Binkley draw the short straw in this scenario?
“I have slipped the surly bonds of earth” I dream of flying and that’s exactly what it feels like. Wonderful poem!
I’ve loved this poem since I first read it. Interesting fact is that the pilot who wrote it in WW 2 ended up being MIA shortly after he wrote it. Gives a new perspective to the poem when you think of that. There are many, many more that are flying in heaven, and may an angel always be on their wings.
I read this and in my mind was the voice of the sign-off guy from our local station in the sixties. His voice-over was wed to shots of an F-104 Thunderchief
“…but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline..”
I remember hearing this on tv in the 60s. I can’t remember if it was shown right before the station went off the air (yes, channels used to shut down at night) or as a public service spot during or after the 10 pm news. I know I fell in love with it. One of my favorite poems.
Well, that’s what happens when you go against your dharma.
Opus, the poignant dreamer!
Ignominious face-plant, from which I’m sure he will recover….
I love Mobil’s sponsorship slogan.