take my hand and climb with me…

two hundred and eighty nine degrees: ‘remember me…’

World Without End ~ Laurie Anderson

two hundred and eighty nine

if I’m fated thus

( to float )

perhaps I’d best


into the sky


and die


to feet too tired

to fly



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 wind-swept heights with easy grace

Where never lark, or ever 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


Where I came from…

4 comments on “two hundred and eighty nine degrees: ‘remember me…’

  1. earthstills
    July 17, 2013

    Shared skies, different views, beautiful…

  2. Gorgeous sky!!!! xxx

  3. joshi daniel
    July 17, 2013

    bright and beautiful 🙂

  4. seanbidd
    July 18, 2013

    Catch the light before it’s gone…

    Somewhere between her air and waters, winding a path through her forests. To unseen places, rare to be told of, but there to share, to breath in her depths of colors, and scents, a brush tinted in touches, even if lost for a moment between sky and earth… I just like the sensation of her waters, and forests rushing beneath my feet, but climb through the sky is wild too, B…

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