Flight Lines

Some of our favorite poems about aviation.

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

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April 28, 2009
"The Grave the Well" is from Old and New Poems by Donald Hall.

April 29, 2009
The excerpt from "Cape Hatteras" is from Complete Poems of Hart Crane, by Hart Crane.

April 30, 2009
"The Stars Don’t Dance" is by Anna Leahy is featured in Constituents of Matter, and Turns about a Point.

To mark National Poetry Month in April 2008, we offered a daily selection of aviation-related verse. The featured poems were taken from the following books:

April 1
The Old Pilot by Donald Hall, is from Old and New Poems,Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1990.

April 2
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, by William Carlos Williams, is from Collected Poems 1939-1962, Volume II, New Directions Publishing Corp., 1962.

April 3
Flying at Night, by Ted Kooser, is from One World at a Time, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

April 4
Dog Asleep, by William Stafford, originally appeared in Creative Review, July 1958.

April 7
Toward the Space Age, by William Stafford, was used by permission of The Estate of William Stafford.

April 8
The Man in the Dead Machine, by Donald Hall, is from Old and New Poems, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1990.

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