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"Give me the wings, magician. So their tune 
Mix with the silver trumpets of the moon 
And, beyond music mounting, clean outrun 
The golden diapason of the sun. 
There is a secret that the birds are learning 
Where the long lanes in heaven have a turning 
And no man yet has followed ; therefore these 
Laugh hauntingly across our usual seas
I’ll not be mocked by curlews in the sky ; 
Give me the wings magician, or I die…”

from The First Airman, Humbert Wolfe

(photo of the Schreck Eindecker, Diapason II, 1911)

"Give me the wings, magician. So their tune
Mix with the silver trumpets of the moon
And, beyond music mounting, clean outrun
The golden diapason of the sun.
There is a secret that the birds are learning
Where the long lanes in heaven have a turning
And no man yet has followed ; therefore these
Laugh hauntingly across our usual seas
I’ll not be mocked by curlews in the sky ;
Give me the wings magician, or I die…”

from The First Airman, Humbert Wolfe

(photo of the Schreck Eindecker, Diapason II, 1911)