Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A lyrical poetry song and mystery of Amelia Earhart's disapearance

A photo of American aviator Amelia Earhart in a biography 
I discovered at the International Women's Air and Space Museum in Cleveland.

Landing gear may be key to mystery of Amelia's disappearance

Investigators think they've uncovered a key clue that will lead them to solve the mystery of what happened to legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared on a trans-Pacific flight 75 years ago. 

Ric Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), said a new enhanced analysis of a photo taken on the Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro, formerly Gardner Island, three months after Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared, may show the landing gear of her Lockheed Electra protruding from a reef.

Watch a CNN video report and story from March 20, 2012 on this link:

Aviator and poet Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra, the plane she was flying when she was lost in her attempt to be the first pilot to fly around the world

(Note: This article was originally published at the time of the release of the film, "Amelia" in October 2009.  Since then, Mike Marcellino has risen to #31 Top Folk Artists, New York City chart, ReverbNation.)  

You're invited to listen to "Amelia Earhart, soft silver wings" written by Mike Marcellino with Mike on vocal, Tom Mechling on mandolin and David Dowling on guitar. The song was recorded in St. Augustine, Florida.

In the week since the song's release Mike Marcellino has hit No. 133 on Reverbnation's Folk Chart for New York City.

Here's the link to listen -


Here's a clip from the new film, "Amelia" starring Hilary Swank

Mike was inspired to write the song after a visit to the International Women's Air and Space Museum at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.  He admires the courage of the pioneering female aviator.  Ms. Earhart's plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean as she attempted to by the first woman to fly around the world in 1937.

Clip of Hilary Swank, starring in "Amelia" opening tomorrow

Amelia Earhart, soft silver wings
By Mike Marcellino

Amelia Earhart,
Love your picture
in flight.
love your goggles,
love your lips. 

Love how you circled the world,
single handed.

Like that leather
air cap.
You’re a goddess, a woman
soft white,
ahead of your time,
such afterglow
in shinning armor.

Meet me on a northern coast,
not far from the equator,
above the island
where they made King Kong.

You’re Atlantis, risen
in my South China Sea.

Oh, your last flight
Oh, your last flight,
what a night

Looking at your picture
in my book,
soft silver
soft silver

Your lips, painted colors
light, pretty pink.
Those eyes,
Your nails, natural,
taking you with me.

soft silver
soft silver

Your words,


Courage is the price that Life extracts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release.
From little things.
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
Not mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.

How can life grant us boon of living, compensate
For dull grey ugliness and pregnant hate
Unless we dare
The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay
With courage to behold the restless day,
And count it fair. - Amelia Earhart, 1927

You made the crossing
not alone.
Meet you over the Atlantic.
Soft silver,
soft silver wings.

Copyright 2009 by Mike Marcellino, “Amelia Earhart, soft silver wings”