Oh Icarus, what have you done?

Oh Icarus, what have you done?
Image alchemy by “Life Through Blue Eyes” (Diana Matisz)
Poet accompaniment by Phosphorimental


Up here, hollering winds unsettle dust
softening on Empyrean
rising thermals graze cloud meadows
Up here, those who dress in shadows
dare not enter dreams of men.

Upon my brow this nimbus glows
Bestowed on my ascent
I bow in flight, on wings wraithlike
eschew the day to chase the night,
in bolts across the firmament.

Surrender brings lightness to a leaf
Behold my feather, the freer’s blade
Time is but it’s morrows thief,
A bounty box of verdant leaves
Released before the ransom’s paid.

Oh Icarus, what have you done?
Our escape was not your calling
Through life we sleep and death we rise
Yet vanity undreamt your vaster skies
Into an ocean, woken, falling.

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One Response to Oh Icarus, what have you done?

  1. Avatar Diana Matisz
    Diana Matisz says:

    Thanks so much for the link back to Life Through Blue Eyes. It’s a pleasure to work with you and I hope this will not be the last of our collaborations.