William Carlos Williams

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by William Carlos Williams

According to Brueghelwhen Icarus fellit was spring a farmer was ploughinghis fieldthe whole pageantry of the year wasawake tinglingnear the edge of the seaconcernedwith itself sweating in the sunthat meltedthe wings’ wax unsignificantlyoff the coastthere was a splash quite unnoticedthis wasIcarus drowning Summary Landscape with the Fall of Icarus is an ecphrastic poem. Ekphrasis or …

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