The Education 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 / 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

– William Carlos Williams

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