Thursday, April 26, 2018

CCEE1817 Poem

As her last challenge, Lois tells us that April is National Poetry Month, and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  She asks us to create a card using a poem as inspiration.

The poem I have chosen is "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

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 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.



This has always been one of my favorite poems.  I hope you think my card represents a bit of the fabulous words of this WWII flying Ace.

Please join us, adding your card to our BLOG.

8 comments:

StampOwl said...

Fabulous card

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous card for this awesome poem, Anne!! I love your embossed globe background and vellum details for this silvery plane!! Perfection!

Vicky Gould said...

Perfection....from that awesome EF to that more-than-perfect plane. Never saw that poem....amazing!

Vicky Gould said...

What a wonderful "new-to-me" poem! Perfect EF; perfect die cut! Amazing work, MF!

Lois said...

This is a wonderful card, Anne! I love the embossed globe as the background for your high-flying airplane. Brilliant!

Liz Williams said...

The embossed bg is perfect and I love the card and the poem.

MiamiKel said...

I love this card, Anne! So vibrant and really creates a great scene! I love the vibrant blue - such a great poet to chose!!

Joanne Grzelak said...

that is a fabulous poem....new to me....and your scene surely was inspired.....however, I must admit a song is now streaming in my brain from your creation.....LEAVING ON A JET PLANE....lol