November 2 Cecil Day-Lewis

Flight to Australia
A Poet Laureate of the twentieth century, Cecil Day Lewis uses the metaphor of an orchestra to describe the lift-off of a condemned D.H.9 during the “Flight to Australia” of Parer and M’Intosh in l920: an exploit that ended successfully. This verse paragraph too is full of appropriate sound:

“Orchestrate this theme, artificer-poet.”

This poem is still in copyright.

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