William Carlos Williams

(17 September 1883 – 4 March 1963 / New Jersey)

Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus

Poem by William Carlos Williams

According to Brueghel
when Icarus fell
it was spring

a farmer was ploughing
his field
the whole pageantry

of the year was
awake tingling

the edge of the sea
with itself

sweating in the sun
that melted
the wings' wax

off the coast
there was

a splash quite unnoticed
this was
Icarus drowning

Comments about Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus by William Carlos Williams

  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (7/12/2015 7:07:00 AM)

    truly enjoyable to read(Report)Reply

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  • Ron Ellis (6/8/2007 9:01:00 AM)

    Quite Briiliant!

    It pays to have a copy of the Painting to hand!

    Much enjoyed(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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