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|Dancing the Skies
|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 -- 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.
-- John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
|On hazy wings, all shot with mellow gold,
I float; I float through shadows clear as glass;
I steal before the rain, the longed-for guest of summer,
As his mists drift slowly from the mountain peaks.
-- Isabella Crawford
|Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
Would you like to glide in my beautiful balloon?
We can look and find a star to guide us,
And always keep the moon beside us;
We can chase the wind across the sky,
For we can fly...yes, we can fly!
-- Jimmy Webb
|I rise on wings of gossamer and dew
And soar over the earth,
Flirting with the clouds and the sun,
Winging my way through the sky;
Trailing a rainbow behind,
Climbing to greet the stars,
Swinging through rainstorms
And chasing the wind.
-- Lynette Yorgey