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the poem “High Flight” was written

by Gillespie Mcgee in Dec. 1941

and is now public domain

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For Dad,

Lawrence E. Preble


We love you and miss you always!

High Flight

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

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