shel cope

Icarus

It wasn’t the heat
turned her bones
to water
her wings
to pointless feathers.

It was the foolishness of angels
who think they can’t fly
when they can.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 3, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, March 31, 2008

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Comments about Icarus by shel cope

  • Ulrike Gerbig (2/24/2008 4:39:00 AM)

    I like this poem!

    Check out my 'Icarus, female'...I will re-post it for you.

    U.

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  • Nomi Mas (2/21/2008 10:19:00 AM)

    great work. thanks

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  • Simone Inez HarrimanSimone Inez Harriman (2/17/2008 5:21:00 PM)

    WOW... nice poem. Much enjoyed!

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  • Original Unknown Girl (2/14/2008 9:40:00 AM)

    This is beautiful, I love the theme of it. There are a lot of fools about though it seems! Perhaps it's not foolishness, more fear that stops us flying? Just a thought... HG: -) xx

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  • Tan Morgan (2/12/2008 12:25:00 AM)

    Very quotable!

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  • Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/5/2008 11:30:00 PM)

    This poem totally works. It's words are plain, it's style simple, but it's message is strong. I'm glad I read this, because I found such enjoyment in doing so.

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