John Bliven Morin

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John Bliven Morin
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I was born in CT but raised in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The first poems of mine selected for publication appeared in the now defunct literary magazine De Novo (Tampa, FL) in the mid-'50s. While continuing to write verses and some prose over the years, I didn't concentrate on poetry until retiring in 1994. Since then, I've had numerous poems published, some in the U.S. but more in the U.K. As for my style of writing, I've been described as a 19th century poet in a 21st century world. I think that's entirely appropriate! more »

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Daedalus And Icarus, Page 1 Of 2

Daedalus watched the birds on high,
And wished that he could also fly;
But he did more than wish, bright man,
He studied wings and made a plan.
With Icarus, his son and heir,
Gathered feathers everywhere;
Made frames both strong and light,
Working steadily, day and night.
A thousand feathers for each wing,
Attached with wax and sap and string;
Leather straps to hold them tight,
Leather thongs to guide them right.

At last he proudly said, “My son,
With your help, our wings are done
And now we’ve only them to try;
With care, I think ...

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