Saturday, October 13, 2012

Landscape With The Fall of Icarus

According to Brueghel
when Icarus fell
it was spring

"Landscape with the Fall of Icarus," circa 1558 by the Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder 

a farmer was ploughing
his field
the whole pageantry

of the year was
awake tingling

the edge of the sea
with itself

sweating in the sun
that melted
the wings' wax

Out of Nothing My Father Gives Me Power, Wax and Oil on wood, Found on

off the coast
there was

The Lament for Icarus, 1898, Oil paint on canvas, Herbert Draper (1863-1920), Tate Museum (currently on loan to Birmingham Museum of Art and Gallery in Birmingham, UK (as of the date of this post)

a splash quite unnoticed
this was
Icarus drowning

A Soul Brought to Heaven, 1878, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

~ by William Carlos Williams

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