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Lost poem

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janeainsworth Sun 12-Feb-17 12:23:44

Quite a while ago someone posted a poem on GN that had been found in an airman's pocket during the war, author unknown.

The theme was returning to his lost love in dreams.

I liked it and copied it into my phone. Now b&%$^$*y Apple have spontaneously deleted all the notes from my phone and I can't get them back.

Does anyone remember it? I'd be very grateful.

Luckygirl Sun 12-Feb-17 12:26:43

Not this one I guess; but it is lovely:

High Flight (an Airman's Ecstasy)

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 untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

MawBroon Sun 12-Feb-17 12:30:39's+pocket&source=bl&ots=DHX9M51HWw&sig=c9_rxAGEiUNQWQ_UKJUPIlwaH6w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiLzvKGx4rSAhWrDsAKHYCUAkoQ6AEIRDAK#v=onepage&q=poem%20found%20in%20airman's%20pocket&f=false

Any use?

janeainsworth Sun 12-Feb-17 16:53:07

Thank you both.