Ode To an Airplane Graveyard

Rainbow Over Discarded Aircraft

Ode To an Airplane Graveyard

Ode to tired obsolescent equipment,
a rumpled mirage, past the horizon,
no more heavy boxes packed for shipment
engineering that cannot enliven,
but for glowing rainbows that fade away
awaiting to chase the hawks – full throttle
in the dead heat of the wind, a display
of showers that can never be gentle,
as no one peeks through the jet’s window seat
fixated on a dazzling illusion,
of rough plant-life breaking through the concrete
for a trip that reached final conclusion.


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Picture Credit:   Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2002 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on January 13, 2012, in D’verse Poets Pub, I Saw Sunday, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Great ode… and a lovely picture, too… really like this “as no one peeks through the jet’s window seat”

  2. Fascinating…thank you.

    Best wishes for a wonderful 2012…
    Peace and love,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  3. Really creative take on the prompt. Great close.

  4. Much enjoyed. This is a great ode on a unique topic. Well done.

  5. His was a very unexpected subject matter and you did great with it.

  6. The awaiting to chase the hawks bit was especially interesting; I wondered whether you were alluding to Kitty Hawk.

  7. Inspired choice of subject matter. Fine and clever write.

  8. nice…really creative take on the prompt tammy…and the grass never gives up and brings back life in different ways though…

  9. This is my favorite line: “engineering that cannot enliven”

  10. what an interesting choice of your ode…very well done…slowly they are reclaimed once their serivce is done…this is the nature of things…

  11. Very creative and extremely well done. Good choice for an ode, and no they aren’t really easy. No clear outlines and yet not free either. Thanks for this. I appreciate it!

  12. Fascinating picture, and beautiful Ode.

  13. Thanks for sharing this with I Saw Sunday. 🙂

    I loved the line – “a rumpled mirage, past the horizon,” Such an apt description.

  14. Words laden with sad thoughts of forgotten “treasures”! Love the expression “rumpled mirage”!

  15. What, no recycling? Naughty!

  16. nice write and picture too! i think i`ve been there.

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