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To hope till Hope creates from its own wreck the thing it contemplates

P B Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound was suggested to me as an inspiration. The play ends: To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite; To forgive wrongs darker than death or night; To defy Power, which seems omnipotent; To love, and bear; to hope till Hope creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates; Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent; This, like thy glory, Titan, is to be Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free; This is alone Life, Joy, […]

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Reflecting on UAVs and human endeavour – “High Flight”

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For the fighter pilot: 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 You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air….  Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped […]

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