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"Wegbereiter Ikarus," print, woodblock on paper, by Wilhelm Geissler, 1966. (Courtesy NASM)

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A daily selection of aviation-related verse to mark National Poetry Month.

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APRIL 1
The Old Pilot

Donald Hall

APRIL 2
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

William Carlos Williams

APRIL 3
Flying at Night

Ted Kooser

APRIL 4
Dog Asleep

William Stafford

APRIL 7
Toward the Space Age

William Stafford

APRIL 8
The Man in the Dead Machine

Donald Hall

APRIL 9
The Lunar Probe

Maxine Kumin

APRIL 10
To Beachey, 1912

Carl Sandburg

APRIL 11
Heel & Toe to the End

William Carlos Williams

APRIL 14
Ode for Orville and Wilbur Wright

David Moolten

APRIL 15
The Black Hole

Robert Pack

APRIL 16
Vacation

Rita Dove

APRIL 17
untitled

Thomas Gray

APRIL 18
Autobiography at an Air-Station

Philip Larkin

APRIL 21
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

Randall Jarrell

APRIL 22
Small Plane in Kansas

Thom Gunn

APRIL 23
Amelia

Gill Robb Wilson

APRIL 24
Eagle Youth

Karle Wilson Baker

APRIL 25
Losses

Randall Jarrell

APRIL 28
The Boy's First Flight

Gary Soto

APRIL 29
Flying Crooked

Robert Graves

APRIL 30
An Airman's Hymn

Francis M. Miller

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