Sunday, June 6, 2010

One Single Impression: Icarus

The prompt from onesingleimpression is Icarus. 

The long morning stretched
itself over the Earth,
a thin layer of heat and fire.

How cool the ocean
which reached up its
arms to brush the sky.

Don't don't don't
Daedalus whispers
in his son's ears;
moderation, my boy.

Those words
hung in the air
as Icarus rose
to taste fire.

Water cools and welcomes
into its deadly heaven.


  1. Beautifully written...strong ending, and lovely images throughout.

  2. I think the tragedy is not in our own shortcomings but in our failure to listen to our fathers.

  3. Perfectly described flight of Icarus. Nice, oh, nice.

  4. Simple words with a profound message...beautiful!

  5. I like your poem a lot. It is a commentary on life between a father and son. Our job is to alleviate the tragedies in the end, during the growing up process. Well said.

  6. I like your creative poetry :)