One Single Impression: Icarus

No shame
No loss
No failure

In flying so close
To the sun

That you melt like honey
And slip down the throat
Of morning

The liquid perfume of magic light
That becomes the breath of earth
And rises in the shy mist of dawn
Like a secret.

No shame
No loss
No failure

In flying so close
That you return to earth

As a dream
And a story

The truth in the soul
Of day:
Life is beautiful.

So fly.
You can't go wrong.

One Single Impression

Comments

  1. I like your choice of words, perfectly describes the scene you are creating

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  2. This is beautiful. I love how you see the story in such a positive light, loved your message.

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  3. It is good to have a meltdown occasionally. It often releases the wings so one can fly.

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  4. A very fine poem full of joy. I really like your great optimism, Sandy.
    Thank you very much for your always nice comments on my blog.

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  5. So lovely! as always and it is full of joy and optimism -- two qualities that are many times hard to come by and harder still to hold on to. Can always use the reminder! Have a lovely weekend, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  6. Beautiful poem!! "melt like honey and slip down the throat of morning" I love it! So tactile and earthy.
    We all have a story and we all have dreams...hence we roam the planet with "the truth in our souls"!
    Life is beautiful
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. This is simply beautiful. No shame .. no loss .. no failure in pursuit of a dream. Something we all need to remember.

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  8. I like your version. Much better than playing it safe.

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  9. Very nice poem Full of optimism and positiveness.:)

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  10. Sandy that is lovely..

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  11. so true. i like the last three lines.

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  12. Beautiful Sandy. There really is something heroic about Icarus. Your poem made me think about how the flight of Icarus was really a natural event; wax and feathers. The inclination to soar ever higher is just as natural.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful words placed together to make the perfect poem with an abundance of graphics running thru my head as I read each word. . . simply divine!

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  14. "So fly.
    You can't go wrong."

    Here I go.....

    Thank you Sandy.

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  15. fine thoughts for Sunday!

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  16. Great upbeat words. Beautiful.

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  17. Flying close to the sun seems like a commentary on taking risk. If we take risks, sometimes we fail (fall). But, with great risk, comes great reward. If we fall we must get up and try again. You describe this so well. Good morning, friend. Rob

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  18. Your words are so wise...I need to print this out and tape it to my mirror as a daily reminder. Beautiful and so touching! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous poem.

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  19. Lovely, and a brilliant, sympathetic take on it all.

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  20. Rallentanda8:26 AM

    That's the ticket ...keep flying

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  21. Beautiful.. simply beautiful.. you made me smile Sandy.. as ever.. you truly weave magic..and I know it is effortless and spontaneous.. truly gifted...

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  22. "that you melt like honey and slip down the throat of morning"-- wonderful lines!

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  23. Beautiful, Sandy. Your words always are.

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  24. wonderfully sensual

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  25. Sandy, you sold me! Your second calling might be a salesperson. Or is it a bill of goods that I bought?
    Going to high might be going wrong??
    ..

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  26. Love how you turned the Icarus myth hopeful and inspiring!

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  27. Perfect! A lovely mystical message!

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  28. Love these words:

    "That you melt like honey
    And slip down the throat
    Of morning"


    Smooth, soft poem to linger with for a couple quiet readings.
    - Dina

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  29. This is so beautiful!

    "The truth in the soul
    Of day:
    Life is beautiful."


    Pamela

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  30. I'm always a sucker for a fresh Icarus image. this is fine work. Thanks.

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  31. i like this version best of the icarus story... it does not seem so hopeless....

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