Flight Lines

Some of our favorite poems about aviation—updated daily during National Poetry Month.

(Tony Reichhardt)
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APRIL 1
An Emblem of Byzantium

Devin Johnston

APRIL 2
An Airstrip in Essex 1960

Donald Hall

APRIL 3
The Race

Sharon Olds

APRIL 6
Sonic Boom

John Updike

APRIL 7
Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief

Maxine Kumin

APRIL 8
A History of Air Travel

Anna Leahy

APRIL 9
Skywriting

Charles Tomlinson

APRIL 10
Osage County Museum, Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Diane Glancy

APRIL 13
Persistence of 1937

Donald Hall

APRIL 14
TWA 800

Mary Jo Salter

APRIL 15
Space Shuttle

Diane Ackerman

APRIL 16
Sparrow Trapped in the Airport

Averill Curdy

APRIL 17
The Pilot in the Jungle

John Ciardi

APRIL 20
Warbird

Anna Leahy

APRIL 21
The Eagle

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

APRIL 22
Laika

Esther Schor

APRIL 23
Voyage to the Moon

Archibald MacLeish

APRIL 24
A Leaf from a Log Book

H. Babcock

APRIL 27
Sky Writers

William Rose Benét

APRIL 28
The Grave the Well

Donald Hall

APRIL 29
from Cape Hatteras

Hart Crane

APRIL 30
The Stars Don't Dance

Anna Leahy

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