An Unforseen Icarus

September 26, 2013
By Lana_not_anal SILVER, New Carlisle, Ohio
Lana_not_anal SILVER, New Carlisle, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
I would love to kiss you.
"The price of kissing is your life."

Now my loving is running towards my life shouting:
"What a bargain! Let's buy it."


Stones: little nuisances painted with insignificance.
Tiny blunders, the creators of clumsiness,
The killers of grass.
Small, worthless additions to the bottom layer of the earth.

Jagged, round, perfect, smooth, destroyed:
Characteristics that I will step over and kick around.
Never the object of my thoughts,
The product of accidents and disasters.

A man cloaked in robes with stringy gray hair
Whispered nonsense to the concrete that he lies against:
“I’ve seen stones fly.”
He turned his filmy eyes to me:
“They just need you to watch.”

Dear helpless stones, how I have misjudged you.
For as surely as the sun stands higher than the trees,
Stones sprout speckles of feathers,
You rise from the dust.
The more I watch, the higher they soar.
Their silhouettes stain the grass they once lie on:
Endless murals of sacred forms.
The bottom layer of the earth yearns for you,
Stones.
You sail above the stars, and I reach for you.
Glide towards the moon, but never crumble.
Fly away, you Icaruses of the night,
Unforeseen majesty.



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on Sep. 29 2013 at 4:42 pm
Lana_not_anal SILVER, New Carlisle, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
I would love to kiss you.
"The price of kissing is your life."

Now my loving is running towards my life shouting:
"What a bargain! Let's buy it."

Thank you so much! This means a lot to me.

on Sep. 29 2013 at 12:35 am
MauriceHuff GOLD, Chesapeake, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The darker the night, the brighter the stars," - Fyodor Dostoevsky
"When you learn, teach."- Maya Angelou

This poem is incredibly inspiring on numerous contemptous levels. The imagery you incorporated in describing the stones and how once the sun began to rise the icaruses came to life was truly magnificent. I quite honestly felt as if I was there. Bravo!


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