‘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. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.