Tuesday, July 24, 2007

View from the plane trip home...sunset

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 sun-split 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 wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever 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


Anonymous said...

My favorite plane view ever was a pre-dawn flight, and as we broke through a thick cloud layer, there was a full moon waiting outside my window. I learned a very important lesson that morning.

When trying to take a picture out the plane window, turn off the flash.

tall penguin said...

So, I'm guessing you missed that photo op? Would've been amazing to see though. I can just imagine the big bold moon. Takes my breath away just thinking about it.