“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….”
Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
*I will be out of town on Friday, and I may or may not have internet service so here’s the Celebration Of Service Friday post, just a little early.