‘As Icarus Drowns: After Breugel’ by Bruce Dale Wise The Society March 19, 2013 Art, Poetry As Icarus drowns in the deep-green, wine-dark sea, before the white, round fisher happily ensconced and th’ extr’ordinary sailing ship embarking, a shepherd, standing near his flock and loyal dog, is gazing in the opposite direction tow’rd the sky. Above him, looking down, a plowman slogs along; he’s turning up the ground behind a horse. The landscape’s touched with foliage, shadows, trees; and all around one sees, birds, buildings, and, of course, the distant sun, that sits at the horizon, gleams o’er all, rocks, people, ships upon the watery diagonal the vista shows legs leave with ease. Related Post ‘Riven’ and Other Poetry in Traditional Bardic F... Riven (A Rannaigheacht Ghairid) Once I dreamed Ospreys soared where salmon teemed. Frigid streams and waterfalls Frosted walls where glaciers g... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.