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Icarus - oil on canvas, 80 x 97 cm
You can only fly that high once.
And did you share his doom?
Perhaps in youth, when fresh and new unfolds each sight,
soaring, exulting in freedomís flight?
In love with Life! Ah, heady intoxication!
There is no room for whispering warnings here: -
boundless enthusiasm has no ear,
nor giddy ecstasy, wild with all delight.
reality with harsh consuming face sets out apace
to blight the crop of castles in the air;
hurls hope into endless, empty space; withers the grace
of youthful dreams; shrivels to naught the cherished schemes,
awhile, or so it seems, indifferent to any care for the despair
with which the disillusioned hurtles down
through misty mockeries of love or mirages of famed renown,
deep and deeper to the ocean ground.
Well, you survived. But something in you died
and this surely is the meaning of his fall:
Icarusí fate is in us all. ( S.v.WP )
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