Friday, August 8, 2014

Slipping those surly bonds ...

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds -- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of -- wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

written by RCAF Flight-Lieutenant John Gillespie Magee Jr. (1922-1941)

Well I may not have experienced that joy of unencumbered flight praised by Flight-Lieutenant Magee, but I did catch a glimpse of those sun-split clouds ....


25 comments:

Kirsti said...

Wov, mikä upea kuva, todella kaunis.

Rick Forrestal said...

Magic moment.
Gorgeous rays of the sun.

Cloudia said...

Wow, Rick; you outdid yourself again!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Buttons said...

Oh incredible beauty perfectly captured and I love that poem. Hug B

S. Etole said...

Truly striking photo. I enjoyed seeing that poem here.

darlin said...

Rick your photo is amazing, it's been a while since I've ventured into the land of Blogger but how refreshing to see this sight of beauty and tranquility.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh WOW! This is spectacular. It feels like you are just a little closer to Heaven from that perspective. I am hoping that I get to see some amazing clouds during my first ever flight this December.

Hilde said...

prachtig Rick!!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

Rick, I have never seen anything quite like this, and it truly takes my breath away. It is pure magic.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Stephanie said...

Breathtaking views!

Cath HC Photographie said...

Magnifique !

MARTY said...

voler au-dessus d'une mer de nuages avec des rayons de soleil qui illuminent le ciel ! vraiment magnifique !
happy weekend Rick

Lisa said...

Rick this took my Breath away.. How stunning. Just stunning.

Ive moved . Hope to see you visit sometime.
My new address in my blog profile.
Lisa

Cristina Deboni said...

Questa foto è meravigliosa, celestiale direi! Complimenti, ciao Cristina

Kleine Waldameise said...

Wow, was für eine fantastische Stimmung. So einen Moment muss man erleben. Auch diese einmalige Stimmung nach oder vor einem Gewitter, wie auf deinem anderen Eintrag, sind einmalig schön.

Dass noch viele solcher wunderbaren Momente folgen mögen, wünscht

mit lieben Grüßen,
Andrea

Scott said...

Wow, now that's one I've never got . . . the sunset between layers of clouds. Nicely done, Rick.

Helma said...

Je bijschrift moest ik eerst even vertalen Rick maar ik was meer geïnteresseerd in je foto. wat een prachtige plaat is dit!!! Geen idee hoe je dit gedaan hebt zo boen die wolken maar ik vind het een fantastisch uitzicht en wat een geweldige kleuren!
Werkelijk heel erg mooi!
Groetjes, Helma

Lúcia said...

You must be very proud of yourself, this is an amazing shot Rick! ;-)

mariiana capela fotografia said...

OMG! Perfect! Just Perfect!!

Connie Smiley said...

Gasp! That is beautiful! Love the poem, too.

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Pamela Gordon said...

Oh I love this photo and poem. Nice to see you post Rick. I'm a bit behind this summer.

Katherine said...

Oh my Rick...you caught a glimpse of heaven in your lens eye. I absolutely love, love, love this picture and the poem is beautiful too.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Amazing photo Rick! Beautifully captured.

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, wow..... excellent picture. :))

Nice header pic, love the gorgeous flower.

Best regards.