Upon gusty winds upward the kites flew
with fluttering sail, taunt string, feisty tail.
Like Spitfires their courses elevation,
Dragons mount the breeze golden green, deep blue.
First flight adventures materials frail;
Climb higher each ellipse elongation.
Spectators relish the dare-devilry–
too high to descend, stronger winds prevail.
Cut line, kite drifts its own destination
long distance flight late night delivery,
Curtal Sonnet form
Gerald Manly Hopkins invention of the 19-th century
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