L’Avion n°3 de Clément Ader

HELD TOGETHER

WITH COPPER-PLATED UPHOLSTERY NAILS

A FANTASTICAL CREATION

HANGS SUSPENDED

IN MID-FLIGHT.

 

DESIGNED BY A RAILWAY MAN

ITS DETAIL EXQUISITE

YET THE PHYSICS REMAIN FLAWED.

 

WHO COULD ARGUE THAT A STEAM ENGINE

COULD NOT LIFT THE WINGS OF A BAT,

WHEN IT HAD YET TO BE TRIED?

 

A HISTORIC BEAUTY HANGS

AIRBORNE ONLY WITH ITS HEART REMOVED

THIS SLEEK ENGINEERING

SEEMS TO HAVE STUDIED SOLEY THE AESTHETIC.

 

HOW CURIOUS

THAT WITH THE INTRICACY OF 8 HAND-CARVED FEATHERS

THE IMPORTANCE OF SIGHT WAS FORGOTTEN.

 

LEAVING THE MAN IN THE STIRRUPS

AS BLIND AS THE BAT SKELETON TO WHICH HE CLINGS.

 

 

 

 

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