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The Lament for Icarus
by Jane Rodway

Sunday, February 01, 2004

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Based on the Herbert James Draper painting of the same name, 1898

Too high,
Icarus!
Too close!
White chocolate
skinned
nymphs hold your
fallen frame.

Golden Harp,
play a song
of regret,
play a song
of despair!
Carry the
notes on
wings of fire,
as these
that have
touched
the
sun.

Oh,Icarus,
could you
not tell
that their
power was
in their
beauty?

Now they are
a nest to
such a
fragile bird,
listless
in defeat.

You are breaking
like your
glass dreams,
shattering,
scattering.

A thousand
pieces of
you
rain
down,
poor
Icarus,
Child of Passion,
Child of the Sun.


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Reviewed by Alain Gracio 2/4/2004
Long live Icarus!
Alain
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 2/2/2004
last two stanzas excellent......
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/2/2004
excellent Michelle!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/2/2004
Wonderful lament, Michelle.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/2/2004
a very passionate poem for Icarus ...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/2/2004
Your words caused a momentary sympathy pain for the tragic Icarus. Well done.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 2/1/2004
GREAT write on fall of Icarus..
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/1/2004
Well that brought him back down to earth:)) great discriptions..
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