Delight Is As The Flight By Emily Dickinson

Delight Is As The Flight By Emily Dickinson Delight is as the flight — Or in the Ratio of it, As the Schools would say — The Rainbow’s way — A Skein Flung colored, after Rain, Would suit as bright, Except that flight Were Aliment — “If it would last” I asked the East, When […]

The Airplane By Annette Wynne

The Airplane By Annette Wynne I like to see the airplane and hear the buzzing sound, And see it settle like a bird quite safely on the ground; I like to see it spread its wings just like a butterfly— You’d think perhaps ‘twould find a star to light on in the sky. Copyright © […]

To A Skylark By Percy Bysshe Shelley

To A Skylark By Percy Bysshe Shelley Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert, That from Heaven, or near it, Pourest thy full heart In profuse strains of unpremeditated art. Higher still and higher From the earth thou springest Like a cloud of fire; The blue deep thou wingest, And singing still dost […]

High Flight By John Gillespie Magee

High Flight By John Gillespie Magee 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. […]

The Hawk In The Rain By Ted Hughes

The Hawk In The Rain By Ted Hughes I drown in the drumming ploughland, I drag up Heel after heel from the swallowing of the earth’s mouth, From clay that clutches my each step to the ankle With the habit of the dogged grave, but the hawk Effortlessly at height hangs his still eye. His wings hold […]

A Story For Rose On The Midnight Flight To Boston By Anne Sexton

A Story For Rose On The Midnight Flight To Boston By Anne Sexton Until tonight they were separate specialties, different stories, the best of their own worst. Riding my warm cabin home, I remember Betsy’s laughter; she laughed as you did, Rose, at the first story. Someday, I promised her, I’ll be someone going somewhere […]

No Ticket By Jonathan Wells

No Ticket By Jonathan Wells His clothes were filled with tickets to past events so he could hear the orchestra tuning up again and the airplane landing near the diving cliffs in Acapulco where the boys leapt into the known unknown in Speedo suits. All travel was continuous. Time was ceaseless in his pockets. The […]

History Of The Airplane By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

History Of The Airplane By Lawrence Ferlinghetti 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 […]

The Windhover By Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Windhover By Gerard Manley Hopkins I caught this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth […]

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Ode to a Nightingale By John Keats

Ode to a Nightingale By John Keats My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains         My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains         One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:’Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,         But being too happy in thine happiness,—                That thou, light-winged Dryad of the […]