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Airplane Poems

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  1. The Airplane by Annette Wynne
  2. The Birds Discuss the Aeroplane by Anonymous

  1. The Airplane

    by Annette Wynne

    I like to see the airplane and hear the buzzing sound,
    And see it settle like a bird quite safely on the ground;
    I like to see it spread its wings just like a butterfly—
    You'd think perhaps 'twould find a star to light on in the sky.

  2. The Birds Discuss the Aeroplane

    by Anonymous

    Said the Owl: "It's a marvel! I never have heard
    Of such a gigantic, impossible bird."

    Said the Vulture: "Its wings are of awkward design,
    But as big as a hundred, a thousand, of mine."

    Said the Swallow: "It's one of the funniest things,
    For often I've seen it with two pairs of wings."

    Said the Thrush: "What a clatter and whir are its cries!
    And it won't sing a note except when it flies."

    Said the Eagle: "It climbs most amazingly high;
    I've met it a mile or more up in the sky."

    Said the Buzzard: "It soars with a beautiful grace,
    And it curves and it dives at a wonderful pace."

    Said the Duck: "I have seen one afloat on the sea,
    That rose from the water exactly like me."

    Said the Hawk: "It's astounding! Again and again
    I've seen the bird capture and carry off—men!"

    "But sometimes it tumbles," the Whippoorwill said,
    "And lies on the ground like a bundle of lead."

    "And one," said the Crane, "with a terrible sound
    Exploded, and fell, all afire, to the ground."

    "Dear me!" said they all, "what a puzzling affair!
    It's the queerest of creatures that fly in the air!"