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Reading Olympics Round #3: A Kite for Aibhín
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Here is my entry for the final round of the Reading Olympics! May the best creation win!
About this creation
Link to Reading Olympics
Link to the Poem

(words in italic are taken from the poem A Kite for Aibhín, by Seamus Heaney)

Air from another life and time and place,
Pale blue heavenly air is supporting
A white wing beating high against the breeze,

And yes, it is a kite! As when one afternoon

All of us there trooped out
Among the briar hedges and stripped thorn,

I take my stand again, halt opposite
Anahorish Hill to scan the blue,
Back in that field to launch our long-tailed comet.

And now it hovers, tugs, veers, dives askew,
Lifts itself, goes with the wind until
It rises to loud cheers from us below.

Rises, and my hand is like a spindle
Unspooling, the kite a thin-stemmed flower
Climbing and carrying, carrying farther, higher

The longing in the breast and planted feet
And gazing face and heart of the kite flier
Until string breaks and—separate, elate—

The kite takes off, itself alone, a windfall.

The build. I finished school and looked on MOCPages and saw that this was due today (I thought it was due tomorrow :P). So I had to whip up something quick!

Fly like the wind!

Thanks for looking! God Bless!

Extra note: This was a fun contest, Thank you all judges for being a part of this contest. It's a bit sad to see it come to an end.... but then again, it was a good finishing time (with MO and all). Thanks again to all the judges and contestants!


 I like it 
  October 12, 2013
nice poem and techniques!
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  September 18, 2013
4 points! Fantastic!
 I made it 
  September 18, 2013
Thanks for the comments! (and scores!)
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  September 18, 2013
You captured the poem really well, though I think it's just missing a little polish. Still a great entry though, netting a 4 from me.
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  September 17, 2013
Great work Andrew! The kite is very well designed, and the detailing on the MOC is very nice. Good luck!
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  September 17, 2013
Nice work! I kinda new you were gonna get to round 3, now I think you should move to round 4!
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  September 16, 2013
Great work!
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  September 16, 2013
Very nice MOC... I'll admit, I'll be a bit sad to see the contest end. It's been fun... Well, here's to your MOC, and next year!
 I like it 
  September 16, 2013
Awesome work Andrew! My favorite parts are the trees and thorned bushes.
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  September 16, 2013
Sweet! Nice work man! I love that kite!
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