Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN AN AEROPLANE, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE

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IN AN AEROPLANE, by                    
First Line: Merged in a moving picture earth goes by
Last Line: Close to the confines of eternity.
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators; Sky; Tourists; Travel; Airplanes; Air Pilots; Journeys; Trips

MERGED in a moving picture earth goes by,
Shriveled, and shorn of sound. Its lakes and streams
And mighty ocean float but toy triremes
Which have the pace of snails when viewed on high.
Like children's jumbled blocks the cities lie,
While men are but an emmet-race which teems
Throughout their lace-like labyrinth of dreams,
Watching our white-winged ship go down the sky.
Ah, here is freedom, — freedom vaster far
Than Triton's salt-whipped leagues of liberty.
Now we are comrades to the moon and star,
The azure pioneers of realms to be,
For we can go in this frail mounted car
Close to the confines of eternity.

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