Sunday, 26 August 2012

RIP Neil Armstrong

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, nor even 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., "High Flight")

1 comment:

Anne said...

So Beautiful...RIP dear Mr. Armstrong...I remember sleeping on the couch (not sleeping, really) to watch the moonwalk...♥
Have just found your lovely blog and am now following! So nice to meet you!