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Monday, July 18, 2011

“Landscape with the Fall of Icaraus” by William Carols Williams

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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