Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE PHILOSOPHIC FLIGHT, by GIORDANO BRUNO



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THE PHILOSOPHIC FLIGHT, by            
First Line: Now that these wings to speed my wish ascend
Last Line: If death so glorious be our doom at all!
Alternate Author Name(s): Il Nolano
Subject(s): Freedom; Italian Renaissance; Liberty


NOW that these wings to speed my wish ascend,
The more I feel vast air beneath my feet,
The more toward boundless air on pinions fleet,
Spurning the earth, soaring to heaven, I tend:
Nor makes them stoop their flight the direful end
Of Dædal's son; but upward still them beat.
What life the while with this death could compete,
If dead to earth at last I must descend?
My own heart's voice in the void air I hear.
Where wilt thou bear me, O rash man! Recall
Thy daring will! This boldness waits on fear!
Dread not, I answer, that tremendous fall:
Strike through the clouds, and smile when death is near,
If death so glorious be our doom at all!





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