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According to Brueghel
when Icarus fell
it was spring


a farmer was ploughing
his field
the whole pageantry


of the year was
awake tingling
near


the edge of the sea
concerned
with itself


sweating in the sun

that melted

the wings' wax


unsignificantly

off the coast

there was


a splash quite unnoticed

this was

Icarus drowning