The Dawn Patrol, and Other Poems of an Aviator

Paul BEWSHER (1894 - 1966)

Paul Bewsher writes poems of a wartime aviator from his heart and soul. His heart longs for an end to the perils of war and the forced destruction meted out by him and his fellow soldiers while yearning for a return to the serenity of home. His soul is that of a fighter, an airman whose cockpit is both an escape from earthly strife and an agonizing wait for the sudden death that stalks him on each mission. Bewsher's poems are made ever more meaningful by being written by one who has suffered the horrors of war; one who has survived but who has known many who did not; one who understands the longing for an end, the longing for the way life used to be, and the hunger for peace. Bewsher explores in his poetry a range of human emotions from the stance of one immersed in a struggle not of his own making but one essential to his own and his country's survival. These are poems of a reality once lived and never forgotten, a reality indelibly etched in the mind of an aviator during a seemingly unending war. These are poems with vital lessons for us all. - Summary by Bruce Kachuk

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Dawn Patrol Bruce Kachuk
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Play 02 The Joy of Flying Bruce Kachuk
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Play 03 The Crash Bruce Kachuk
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Play 04 The Night Raid Bruce Kachuk
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Play 05 Despair Bruce Kachuk
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Play 06 The Horrors of Flying Bruce Kachuk
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Play 07 Dreams of Autumn Bruce Kachuk
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Play 08 To Carlton Berry Bruce Kachuk
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Play 09 London in May Bruce Kachuk
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Play 10 A Fallen Leaf Bruce Kachuk
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Play 11 The Star Bruce Kachuk
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Play 12 Islington Bruce Kachuk
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Play 13 The Country Beautiful Bruce Kachuk
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Play 14 Chelsea Bruce Kachuk
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Play 15 K. L. H. Bruce Kachuk
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Play 16 The Fringe of Heaven Bruce Kachuk
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Play 17 Three Triolets Bruce Kachuk
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Play 18 Cloud Thoughts Bruce Kachuk
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Play 19 Autumn Regrets Bruce Kachuk
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Play 20 To Hilda Bruce Kachuk
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Play 21 Clouds Bruce Kachuk
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