Dilantha Gunawardana

Daedalus - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

Fluttering the lattice of twin wings
Soaring like an eagle in flight
Transcending the casings of the azure-veiled space
To caress the corona of a glimmering dwarf
As a creature emancipated from the brow of a tower
Is drawn like a moth to a flame
To the eye of a blazing inferno, the soul of the sun god
Playing with a bellow of raging fire
As sins of his past eclipse the soul of the deity of the labyrinth
As the blood spilled within the catacombs of the Minotaur
Metamorphose in to the burning vengeance of Helios
To melt the wax that binds Icarus's wings
As his cradle of life shatters to the raging waters of the Aegean sea
With no soul to save a drowning man
As Daedalus stares agape, his mind infected with a collage of his sin
The ruthlessness of his design, sculpting on Crete the dungeons of Hades
As he embraces a legacy rippling in the tides of time
The man who sacrificed his flesh and blood
In his quest for an eternity of freedom

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A poem on a greek heavyweight

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 1, 2013

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