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Photograph courtesy of  Chris Galford   The Waking Den

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Icarus let the freedom of the skies overcome him. blinded, he flew too close to the sun.

in falling to earth

his life was lost …but his flight

always remembered

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The Lament for Icarus by Herbert James Draper

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“Icarus”   White Hinterland

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i would like to thank Chris Galford  {  @Aurinth  }  for allowing the use of  his   photograph above.   please visit his wonderful blog     The Waking Den.

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the poetry form above is called a   haibun   ~  prose finished with a haiku.  to find out more about   Icarus click HERE   and about the painting   ‘The Lament for Icarus’ click HERE   and about the author   Herbert James Draper click HERE.

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this is my submission to ~

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One Shoot Sunday     at     One Stop Poetry.    go check out some of  the other entries or submit one yourself.  take some time to look around the site if you’ve never been there ~ it is FABulous!

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The Poetry Pantry #54   at    Poets United  ~ another FABulous site for poets! check it out.
submit a new or old poem

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Prompt #48    at    Haiku Heights
prompt:  blind

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Sunday 160   at   Monkey Man

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NaBloPoMo

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Post A Day

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18 Comments

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18 responses to “≈»¤ icarus ¤«≈

  1. ah when we let freedom have its way with us instead of us within its natural boundaries…there is much freedom for those that will except where it ends…

  2. Remaining grounded, one can never know their limitations, as self and intent confine to the same level view. Your poem and comments got me thinking… it can’t be overlooked that boundaries in the name of “freedom” are fought for every day, even if the media pays more attention to an abstract concept that is impossible to define. “…but his flight / always remembered” —Immortality at what cost? Cool haibun. Thoughtful post :)

    • thank you, Adam! you pulled everything out that was going through my mind as i was writing. i really appreciate your comments and visits.

  3. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160….even if you flew in late.

  4. Very heady write. I think the spirit of the grafitti and your poem fit nicely. Limitations can have memoriable affects. Great job.

  5. cute 160.
    Happy Tuesday.

    :)

  6. Lament of Icarus is a stunning addition to your words !

  7. I’ve always loved mythology/ Exquisite poem =)

  8. beautiful words. they fit very well with the graffiti’d image.

  9. very thought provoking.. read through Dustus’s comment.. quite so agree with him!
    Hugs xox

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