Flight Lines

Some of our favorite poems about aviation.

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

(Continued from page 1)

April 14, 2009
"TWA 800" is from Open Shutters by Mary Jo Salter.

April 15, 2009
"Space Shuttle" is from Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems.

April 16, 2009
"Sparrow Trapped in the Airport," is by Averill Curdy.

April 17, 2009
"The Pilot in the Jungle" is from The Collected Poems of John Ciardi by John Ciardi.

April 20, 2009
"Warbird" by Anna Leahy is featured in Constituents of Matter and Turns about a Point.

April 21, 2009
"The Eagle," is by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

April 22, 2009
"Laika" is drawn from Esther Schor's second volume of poems, Protocol, which is nearing completion. The poem originally appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of The American Scholar.

April 23, 2009
"Voyage to the Moon," is from Collected Poems, 1917-1982 by Archibald MacLeish.

April 24, 2009
"A Leaf from a Log Book," originally appeared in Spanish Wings by H. Babcock.

April 27, 2009
"Sky Writers" appeared in With Wings as Eagles: Poems & Ballads of the Air.

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus