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Best Icarus Poems

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Icarus rejoice

She said,
love gives us wings
therefore lover,
we belong to the heavens...

Let us abandon
this frozen world
and fix ourselves
among the ceaseless blue stars...

Higher and higher
into the sky
you and...

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Categories: icarus, art, beauty, love,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Icarus Ignited am I
they warned me
against extremes
intensity must not be indulged
"Flying in between
is your safety scene
not too high
not too low
don't look too longingly below
don't fly too close
to the...

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Categories: icarus, analogy, mythology, sensual,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Between the words of my father
I tried my best 
To live between your cruel words
Yet there was no room
I felt less
Smaller than small
So why didn't I fit?

I wonder
Now that you...

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Categories: icarus, farewell, father son,
Form: Free verse
Flying Over Vietnam, 1974
I flew,
a modern man in a steel bird,
with all the arrogance of
ancient Icarus, but my wings
did not melt nor I swoon.

I flew high, very, very...

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Categories: icarus, allusion, conflict, loss, remember, sad, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Touch a God
The earth is heaving its last sigh.
Birds twitter in the growing chill.
I wait for wind to sweep the sky.
Like Icarus, though I may fail,
from this...

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Categories: icarus, philosophy,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member Into the Sunlight
Like Icarus I spread my wings
To rise on rainbows; my heart sings
The magic of this sunset grows
From amber, lilac, then to rose

As I approach the...

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Categories: icarus, sun,
Form: Sonnet
Was This Poem Written Yet

The poem was visualized on the front, screen porch, 
in silence, in wonder...
It swarmed the Autumn-purpled flowers by the door, 
leafed through reds, golds of...

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Categories: icarus,
Form: Alliteration

Just standing in the handle of the dipper.
Drinking stars from inside her silver slipper.
The cup is buoyed up in ancient liquid light.
And Ursula...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: icarus, imagery, journey, mythology, stars,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member We All Fall Down
Both of us were damaged yet, we tried
literal broken lines.
He was right winged and I was left winged,
I hid under his, we lifted with mine.


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Categories: icarus, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Between The Words Of My Father
I tried my best 
To live between your cruel words
Yet there was no room
I felt less
Smaller than small
So why didn't I fit?

I wonder
Now that you...

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Categories: icarus, horror,
Form: Free verse
Warrior Poets

We warrior poets
calligraphy ride boldly into the foggy fray
Our ancient, iron-will pens
are always getting battle-tested
time and time again     by cloudy blot...

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Categories: icarus, dedication, poets, tribute, truth, wisdom,
Form: Epic
Arise! Our hands to the desert skies
Now our ritual has begun
With million voices for a million lies
And a confounding tongue
Our honey, we have trapped flies

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Categories: icarus, mythology, pride, religious,
Form: Rhyme
Modern Day Achilles Heel
this boy - 
he is mythology
he is the pomegranate sitting in persephone's 
palm - 
(looks can be deceiving)

this boy - 
he is a mirror
can show...

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Categories: icarus, anger, metaphor, mythology,
Form: Free verse
A wretched, willful man was I--
So smugly proud of things I'd done.
Reckless me, I flew too high--
Like Icarus, too near the sun.

I placed my trust...

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Categories: icarus, allegory, faith, inspirational, trust,
Form: I do not know?
From the stars
On mascara clouds
Of night, blown by a sudden wind:
From the city's pavement the skies cosmetic drowns in light

From the heart's cradle another...

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Categories: icarus, nature, philosophy,
Form: Fibonacci
pax romana
boastful & bloodthirsty empire
stretching yourself silly
from “sea to shining sea”
will there ever be a moment of peace
must you continue
rising like yeast
to command the breadth of...

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Categories: icarus, political
Form: Free verse
From Beyond
Far higher than the highest mountain
More resolute than the monsoon rain
My spirit soars into the realm of heavens
Like Icarus among the crows and ravens.

From a...

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Categories: icarus, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Every sound
Every breath
Every flicker
Every flutter
Every tear to come
I could unravel for you

Not one step
Or ache
Or choice
Or fear
Or desire
I wouldn’t unravel for you

The shade of your...

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Categories: icarus, 12th grade, conflict, farewell, growth, leaving,
Form: Blank verse
The Perfectionist is Listening
The Perfectionist is Listening

the rich are committing suicide
and taking us with them
the prosthetic limbed bastards
Fort Darwin tottering on fewer stilts
once the masters of the universe

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Categories: icarus, slam, universe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Death Of The Dream
Where do dreams go if they die?
You can't put em in your pocket
You can't plant em in the sky.
And if you hide em in your...

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Categories: icarus, character, christian, confusion, depression, dream, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Dilettante Diaries: The Bumble Bee Big Blue Sky Boston Two Step on Love Street
The Dilettante Diaries: "The Bumble Bee Big Blue Sky Boston Two Step on Love Street"

She said, "Pffft Bumble Bees Rule, 
No Bees, no World
Shy Little...

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Categories: icarus, fantasy, humorous, imagery, muse, romantic, surreal,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Canto XVII Hell translation
“Here the fierce with the thin pointed tail,
Who passes mountains and breaks arms and walls!
Here who with stench can the world assail!”

So my duke started...

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Categories: icarus, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Gods and Monsters
"Gods and Monsters"

Ying Yang
Black White
Dark Light
One God meets another 
in the middle of the 
night, are they at odds with one another?
Or just shuffling Decks...

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Categories: icarus, allah, faith, forgiveness, god, judgement, religion,
Form: Free verse
Mania is
	Mania is...
	It’s a very sneaky thing, 
	mania is...
	I’m humming along, 
	no doubt minding 
	someone else’s business, 
	giving little attention 
	to my own state of being.

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Categories: icarus, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
A myth and proverb united
A melt down occurred high outside
That ended a fabulous ride
Let's love licorice
But recall Icarus
Whose fall was preceded by pride

Author's note: Licorice is dark and an...

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Categories: icarus, allegory, candy, mythology, myth,
Form: Limerick