Airplane ride above the playa

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Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Bachus » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:21 pm

I am desiring to gift an airplane ride for two above the playa. Since I am not allowed to barter or request a meal or happy hour drinks or a ride in an art car in exchange for the flight then I wish to have a bit of a contest. Whoever comes up with the best 4 verse poem about the joy of a flight above BM wins. Spread your wings and lets begin.
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:42 pm

I have worked at the airport, not going this year. What a fine gift to offer! With the altitude of the playa, all flights fall into the mile high club. Of course check with your pilot on that in advance!
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Ratty » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:28 pm

Bachus, thank you for being so generous. That's a great gift. I can't take part in the contest because both of my parents are pilots and made me promise not to ever ride with strangers. The fact that they're dead doesn't void the promise. I'm not allowed to parasail either. :cry:
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Dr. Pyro » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:41 pm

Good afternoon Bob!

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Lonesomebri » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:16 pm

I will try to score a ticket aboard that higher Burner plane, offered so generously;

As a meal I offer Dinty Moore delicately cooked in the can for your gourmet need;

I myself have never been on an art car, and happy hour would be just you and me;

To look down on the beautiful people of Black Rock city, only this time it’s literally;
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by VultureChow » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:35 pm

I fear the blue skies and to sour through the clouds

But oh to escape the filth and the crowds

I would face all my fears, to the heavens we go

And piss on the little hippies below.
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by jneilvindy » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:46 pm

Roses are red
and violets are blue.
I've never been up in a plane;
may I fly with you?

*bows*

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by graidawg » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:31 pm

in all my time at Burning man,
i have never flown, nor the airport seen
I will be clear and not give a damn
flying, this year would be a dream

as a child when growing big
flying was no big deal
i was airborne a flying pig
but getting older i lost the feel

in years past when i had the chance
to try to fly and relive the part
i have felt its not worth the dance,
of risk and loss, a broken heart

At last i want that that wait to end
to feel the joy and boundless love
to soar and fly with my dear friend
and see my home, black rock, from above

theflight is for 2 passengers?
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by msj2u » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:14 pm

A gift of a flight
Is such a delight

Looking down on the people who roam
A place they have chosen to call home

New friendships are made
and no one is paid

Oh such fun we all had, as it came to an end
All I can say now, is thank you dear friend!



(is not a poet, and I know it)....but hope for the ride is still here!
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by MrBeardy » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:54 pm

What a wonderful gift you offer! Here is a little something for you to enjoy from my lovely lady and I:

Lifting off from the land where the man burns bright,
High above burners, theme camps, art, and the like,

We begin soaring among the desert mountains, and flat lands below,
In just a few Playa hours, returns the city's infamous fire and glow,

Above on this adventure dusty friendships do brew,
A plane ride above Home, could this really be true???

With wide-eyed excitement and big smiles, we soak in the sights,
As we continue to experience, this most glorious of flights!

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by AntiM » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:15 pm

Boots in the dust,
Head down in the wind,
Cling to earth's crust
And wish for an end.

Away with the white-out,
The blow and the wrath;
Gaze upwards and shout
At the rainbow's path.

Spring into that blue
To frolic with clouds,
Free floating you,
Above dusty crowds.

Dreams loosed will fly
Gift them we must,
To be one with the sky
Yet one with the dust.

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by jewelzontheplaya » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:00 am

Mom, I miss you.

Oh the sky blue, I'm still missing you,
There should be rain as I'm still in such pain.

I wish I could fly, just to get way up high,
I need a plane to kiss you in the sky.

Bachus the pilot, he has not met me,
But it I get choosed, I would be so happy!

This is my poem, to get a gift flight.
To fly to the blue sky and kiss you goodnight.
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by MFOB » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:09 am

I got an easy one.

Flying.
Is.
Fucking.
Awesome!
These angles are all fenced up!

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by AntiM » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:10 am

Fucking beat poets.

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Dr Helix » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:46 am

A gift from a fellow named Bachus,
Meant flying above all the ruckus,
We partied all day,
And then lost our our way,
We're now flying over Secaucus.

If this doesn't qualify cuz it's five lines I understand.
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:57 am

i hope this is not a problem
and i know that it's not "they" or "Them"
but if i could vote
heartily i emote
that the winner should be AntiM




(ps thank you thank you thank you, last year's flight over BRC was just incredible)
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by AntiM » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:12 pm

Don't make me cry, you bastard.

Fuck, misty.

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by nilasnake » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:51 pm

good on ya' bacchus and graz....we loved our ride. appreciate your genorous gift of a one in a life time experience (oh...aside from burningman)

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by ygmir » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:22 pm

I do agree with Simon
though he's lost his poetic hymen
it's for AntiM he is rhymin
but can't fucking stop at four.
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by desertwind » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:59 pm

would that not suck?
or just be the ultimate form of radical self expression
if some pony jumped out of your plane without a parachute, impaling oneself on the crown of the mans head...
after winning a free ride on e-playa?

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by _minty » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:51 pm

I'm not good at rhymes
I just wanted to catch a ride

A birdseye of the playa to fulfill my dream
And my soon husband's to-be

To witness the man and the temple and all
Oh they do look so small!

From high in the sky
From between the clouds
There! There! There we exchanged the vows!


Thanks for reading my crappy poem Bacchus. We'll be getting married on the playa and this would be an amazing gift.
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by andy » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:31 pm

The engine roars, the aircraft rolls
Our hearts beat fast – a happy mood
The endless desert falls away
Our spirits rise with altitude

From high above, we see our world
Born yesterday in love, but then
In one short week it will be gone
In one long year, to rise again

From far below a man calls out
The only man that we can see
He lifts his arms as if to say
“Come down! Come back! Come home to me!”

The sun is low, it glints like gold
We’ve had our chance to soar, to roam
But all good things must reach their end
Wheels touch the dust, we are back home
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Elorrum » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:34 pm

Does it look like a clock
with a big bite taken out?
I'd love to see for myself
what the fuss is all about
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by tamarakay » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:44 pm

AntiM wrote:Fucking beat poets.
I think that post alone should win it.
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Lonesomebri » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:39 pm

AntiM wrote:Fucking beat poets.
Fuck
ing
beat
poets



AntiM 4 verses for the win.
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:55 pm

up, up in the sky
the port-a-potties look small
its all point of view.
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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by sayZar1999 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:13 pm

Well hopefully I meet you all out there. I am an A&P helicopter mechanic and I have a 1942 Piper L4A Grasshopper that I am in the process of restoring. I have volunteered to be a ride wrangler for the airport and I will of course be glad to help any aircraft that I can in the event of a hiccup or malfunction. I am also volunteering as a temple guardian, a guardian for Embrace, and as a lamplighter. This will be my second burn and my new bride's virgin burn. We are coming to Burning Man for our honeymoon! See you all there!

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by tamarakay » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:24 pm

Smile nervous laugh gentle teasing heartfelt greetings

Eyes clenched gripping hands soft prayers

Soaring breathing daring freedom look at our city look laugh love

Eyes closed fists clenched jaws grind relieved laughter jubilant hugs
When the only tool you got is a hammer, every problem looks like a hippie.

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by hextor2040 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:56 pm

August 28th marks the day of our Burning Man wedding
A life full of happiness is where we hope to be heading
We hope you can all join us to celebrate on our special day
And what better gift than taking us UP UP AND AWAY!!

-Hector & Annie

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Re: Airplane ride above the playa

Post by Ratty » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:03 pm

Jaybobboy this is the most fabulous gift. I would love to see more poems. (That's why I'm bumping it. In the hopes that everybody will take a stab at the contest.)

Hummm. 4 lines eh?

I've waited all year for the one special week.
I had nothing better to do.
Now write a damn poem and pour out your heart.
Then tell us all how JayBob flew.


Now. Be honest. You can write a better poem than this. Anyway, thanks Jaybobboy for the generous offer.
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