Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Poet in Residence

That first flight in 1908
his name might have entered the record books
but a number out
a witness misplaced
and the name fades, a colour-wash drawing lifts
from the paper before it is set
soars above Manchester
and paints its lines over the map of the world.

by Helen Clare, Poet in Residence, Museum of Science and Industry.

For more information about the residency.

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