Christopher Logue on learning to fly

Poster for Terry Gilliam's 1985 film "Brazil"

Poster for Terry Gilliam's 1985 film "Brazil"
Image credit: Shorpy

Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
and he pushed,
and they flew.
Christopher Logue‘s poem written in 1961 or 1962 for an exhibition of Guillaume Apollinaire‘s work at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Reprinted in 1968 for a festival marking the fiftieth anniversary of Apollinaire’s death. Available in Logue’s Ode to the Dodo: Poems from 1953 to 1978, (1981), p. 96. Cited by David L. Miller in his essay “At the Edges of the Round Table: Jung, Religion, and Eranos”.

Christopher Logue Posted on behalf of Christopher Logue on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 under Quotations.

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