Icarus 2–Quadrille

He rises–

filled with wonder,

on wax wings he flies

high and higher

closer to the flaming fire

spurred towards the sun

(heart’s desire)

too late, stunned,

aware of his blunder

he cries–

no longer inspired–

“Father, forgive me.”

and falls to the sea


Peter Paul Rubens [Public domain], “Fall of Icarus,” via Wikimedia Commons

This is a Quadrille for dVerse. De “Whimsygizmo” has asked us to use the word “fire.”


29 thoughts on “Icarus 2–Quadrille

  1. It is youth in their impulsive nature which shakes my fears out, Merril!
    I like the mythology reference along with the way you expressed this.
    Hearing of young women not being careful in abandoned parking garages or park paths especially make me worry recently.

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