Poetry - Low Flight

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    Most of us know the epic poem "High Flight". But what of one written for helicopters?

    "Oh, I've slipped the surly bonds of earth
    And hovered out of ground effect on semi-rigid blades;
    Earthward I've auto'ed and met the rising brush of non-paved terrain
    And done a thousand things you would never care to
    Skidded and dropped and flared
    Low in the heat soaked roar.
    Confined there, I've chased the earthbound traffic
    And lost the race to insignificant headwinds;
    Forward and up a little in ground effect
    I've topped the General's hedge with drooping turns
    Where never Skyhawk or even Phantom flew.
    Shaking and pulling collective,
    I've lumbered The low untresspassed halls of victor airways,
    Put out my hand and touched a tree."
     
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