Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Dan Dare Is Dead
Transcript of Dan Dare Is Dead
its craters deep as pockmarks,
a dim crust sprinkled with unfurled
star patterns plucked from dark
and strewn across the counterpane. space lanes thick
with rickety rocket ships all manned
by fearless pilots from the war,
dapper in their silken monogrammed
pyjamas, square of purpose and of jaw. All grammar-schooled young chaps
knew Englishmen would have their say
at last, but modern pens drew newer maps
which hinted that we might have lost our way
in traffic. The dead weight of an empire gone,
we saw our decent selves in stranger skies
beyond the spinning of a British sun. For every fall there ought to be a rise,
opposite and equal, a better sort
of empire, an English-speaking universe. I lay itching, safe in candlewick,
dreaming of my footprints on the plains of Venus Despite the yanks and reds,
we rather thought a Cambridge man might get there first.