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 23
Amelia, by Gill Robb Wilson, is from Leaves From An Old Log, American Aviation Associates, 1938.

April 24
Eagle Youth, by Karle Wilson Baker, was originally published in Yale Review, 1918.

April 25
Losses, by Randall Jarrell, is from The Complete Poems, Farrar, Straux and Giroux, 1945, 1969.

April 28
The Boy's First Flight, by Gary Soto,was written for the NASA Art Program in 1997.

April 29
Flying Crooked, by Robert Graves, is from Robert Graves Collected Poems, Carcanet Press, 2000.

April 30
An Airman's Hymn, by Francis M. Miller, is from the June 20, 1940,18th Pursuit Group Songbook.

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