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Earl Brinkman
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since 2010-03-03
Posts 1183
Osaka, Japan

0 posted 2010-06-02 08:57 AM

Fly Boy and His Dame

Step back in time to an era of gee-whiz innocence.  A time when flight was in its infancy and photographers used raised wooden frameworks of airplanes for those who wanted to taste the beauty of flight.

Over a surging, pathless lake
We fly, we laugh, we celebrate
We have adventure in our eyes is sweet in a sunset sky
Our eyes blaze and dart this gypsy night
With panoramas of visions not quite right!

Fashioned with pride and ingenuity
This plane longs for fair clouds that will not be
A chained to earth photo prop may not depart
For transportation is not the same as art
It will never face the red fire of rain
Nor will it out pace trains or pass through grassy plains

But the Bi-plane stands aloof sneering proudly
My mind cannot compass its absurdity
But I go to its platform with a girl named Dolly
Fast, but tempered with curiosity
My Dolly wants a make-believe rip roaring flight
With kisses and hugs and photos of daring delight

A photo fellow sits squarely in his chair
Flash!  Pop!  A darkened room brightens with snaps of glare
`Kiss me, Dolly`.  We`re down on the ground but we`re flying!
`Hug me.  Tightly`.  I`m soaring so high with eyes so wide, flying!
My Dolly says, `Lets live all the lives we can invent`.
This plane may offer no change in direction but we`re content

Oh, so content...
Plus we have celluloid pictures

© Copyright 2010 Earl Brinkman - All Rights Reserved
since 2010-04-29
Posts 240
Coquitlam, BC, Canada
1 posted 2010-06-02 10:05 AM

Really enjoyed this read...thanks for taking me back in time..ww
Senior Member
since 2008-07-10
Posts 817
2 posted 2010-06-02 12:28 PM

Looking directly into
the smiling eyes of the sky.
Wonderful piece of history told with heart.
You have 'style', Earl!

Member Seraphic
since 2003-02-08
Posts 22236
3 posted 2010-06-02 06:55 PM

This is delightful, dear Earl! Even the make-believe was fascinating no doubt!

Oh, the charm and excitement of biplanes which really flew through the clouds!!

Enjoyed this much.


Robert E. Jordan
Member Rara Avis
since 2008-01-25
Posts 8541
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 posted 2010-06-02 07:16 PM

Yo Earl,

The idea behind this poem is very good.


Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-05
Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
5 posted 2010-06-02 10:35 PM

Hey, Earl! Like I always say, reality is for people that can't face fantasy.

Clever writing...

Member Ascendant
since 1999-07-29
Posts 5622
Ala bam a
6 posted 2010-06-03 10:43 AM

Earl, you never cease to amaze me. You have this thought process that explores so many different things and you have the knack for taking those thoughts and producing art.
Member Elite
since 2007-07-28
Posts 3410
Australia, Victoria
7 posted 2010-06-05 12:06 PM

Great poem Earl, it's marvellous what the

mind can create if we are that way inclined.
much enjoyed.


Member Empyrean
since 1999-11-16
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA
8 posted 2010-06-08 07:47 PM

Very nice...James
Paula Finn
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since 2000-06-17
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9 posted 2010-06-12 12:52 PM

I like the back in time idea...I have several pictures of my mom and aunts like favorite being the sickle moon with them sitting....very cool idea
since 2009-11-04
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10 posted 2014-03-22 06:19 AM

Had to stop and post a reply .... this left me speechless but i will say WOW!

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