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Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus

William Carlos Williams 1883 (Rutherford) – 1963 (Rutherford)

According to Brueghel
when Icarus fell
it was spring

a farmer was ploughing
his field
the whole pageantry

of the year was
awake tingling
near

the edge of the sea
concerned
with itself

sweating in the sun
that melted
the wings' wax

unsignificantly
off the coast
there was

a splash quite unnoticed
this was
Icarus drowning

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams was a Latino-American poet closely associated with modernism and imagism. more…

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