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06-06-2010, 03:55 PM
Dedicated to Gillespie Magee RCAF

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 windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941

06-06-2010, 08:27 PM
interesting image and poem Jimmy. How do you know the pilot?

06-06-2010, 08:46 PM
I only know the pilot through his wonderful poem titled High Flight. I think we are so fortunate to live in this great country Canada and we should never ever forget the sacrifices of others who fought for our freedom- jimmy