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Daedulus Ponders

Posted on August 6, 2011

Daedulus Ponders

I. Desperation
Daedulus ponders.
His enigma stares
Blatantly back
Into the face of oblivion.
Icarus plays,
Blissfully,
In the corner;
Oblivious of the future.

II. Contemplation
Daedulus ponders
The peregrine that fluctuates
On currents that cradle
The framework of bones and feathers.
Icarus gazes,
Apathetically,
Through the window
Of imprisonment.

III. Fabrication
Daedulus ponders
The anatomical differences;
Calibrates and constructs
The dream of man and men.
Icarus sleeps,
Unaware of the repercussion
His father’s vision
Will impact upon humankind.

IV. Realization
Daedulus ponders
The distance of the alien shore,
Calculates speed and time,
And soars!
Icarus sways
Toward the eye of God,
Falters and plummets,
In folly;
Like words of a father
On feeble ears.

V. Isolation
Daedulus ponders
A beach beneath his feet,
And Icarus, gone
Beneath the sea.

Legion
(circa 1996)


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One response to “Daedulus Ponders”

  1. Interesting….  good craftsmanship on display here.

    QuoteDaedulus ponders
    A beach beneath his feet,
    And Icarus, gone
    Beneath the sea.

    Daedalus’ story of how he created wings for his son, but failed to foresee that his son would not heed his father’s warnings (not to fly too close to the sun) is often seen as a cautionary tale. Icarus flew too close, the wax that held his wings on melted, and disaster resulted.

    This is often viewed as a cautionary tale, against unforeseen consequences, and human arrogance.

    You weave all this in very cunningly…

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