February 06, 2003

To a Canadian Aviator Who Died for his Country in France

That's the title of a very good poem by Duncan Campbell Scott, who wrote it back in the days when poetry actually was. Angua posted it in reaction to the Columbia disaster. Here's a sample:

Tossed like a falcon from the hunter's wrist,
A sweeping plunge, a sudden shattering noise,
And thou hast dared, with a long spiral twist,
The elastic stairway to the rising sun.
But you should read it all.

Posted by Andrea Harris at February 6, 2003 12:57 AM

blush again. thanks.

Posted by: angua at February 7, 2003 at 08:06 PM