Friday, August 16, 2019

Forgotten UFO Literature: The Poems of 1947

In the first weeks of the flying saucer hysteria of 1947, many opinions were offered about the mystery. Some people expressed their outlook in the form of poetry, and here's a small collection of some early notable examples.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, from July 4, 1947:

Two saucer poems from The Boston Globe, July 7, 1947:

A (premature) lament about the end of the saucers. From the Pennsylvania Altoona Tribune,  July 22, 1947:

And finally, not exactly poetry, but a piece on what William Shakespeare might have said about UFOs. From Ohio's Dayton Daily News, July 8, 1947:

1 comment:

  1. Another great post of Saucer esoterica
    Another glimpse into the mind of a lost America
    Where the Space Brothers beckoned us
    to a higher plain
    But yet here we remain
    Standing in the dust, with our eyes to the skies
    one hand firmly on our wallets
    least the UFO con-men sneak up behind and steal it
    causing us to cry out,
    “Oh, bollocks!”


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