Monday, August 22, 2005

Poem of the Week 8/22/2005: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

from Pictures from Brueghel
II Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

According to Brueghel
when Icarus fell
it was spring

a farmer was ploughing
his field
the whole pageantry

of the year was
awake tingling
with itself

sweating in the sun
that melted
the wings' wax

off the coast
there was

a splash quite unnoticed
this was
Icarus drowning

William Carlos Williams 1965

will finish tomorrow (again... sorry!) Have a great night all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really hope you do explain this one because I'm lost.