Icarus

Icarus — Artist Maryanne Gobble

 

Icarus


Trapped within
Mirror’s green hue
Barely visible
Looking beyond
Mercury’s reflective surface
Attempting to see
Where I once was
The beginning
The middle
Or some other ending

 

“Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away.”     *
― Dorothy Parker


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22 thoughts on “Icarus

    1. Alan, thank you, you’re always so gracious. I often wonder what we see when we look in the mirror. Is it our today, tomorrow or yesterday? Just the nature of the mirror in general is completely fascinating, look at Lewis Carroll, ha-ha! 🙂 Please enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a terrific week ahead! ~ Mia

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  1. Excellent quote and perfect poem with it being Leap Year tomorrow. I think it was Plato that suggested that reflections in the mirror were an illusion much like shadows. Really like your song choice as well. Hope you have a lovely evening Mia. 🙂

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  2. I love this twist of Mythology. A modern day Icarus drowning in the mirrored looking glass. May we all come to terms with who we are and break free of the broken mirrors curse!
    ~ Dajena 🙂

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    1. Hi Dajena, thank you. Most definitely a spin on the classic tale, ha-ha some need more than seven years, some need less to find their way. But really, I think “we” are a constant work in progress. Please enjoy the rest of your day! ~ Mia

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  3. Mirrors can be our best friend, and our worst enemy. Especially when it’s a mirror to the soul. Oftentimes people don’t like what they see. How their soul has taken shape. Past regrets and what they have become. The photo is phenomenal and haunting. Together with the poem, it makes me think of the soul as being starved for meaning, and utterly depressed with the emptiness and darkness one finds inside.
    Just saying… 🙂
    Have a great week Mia.
    🙂

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    1. Staci, thank you for making me smile, you have incredible insight into my writing and or commentaries. How can we deny what the mirror captures? We know, we can lie to ourselves, put on a false face, but in reality we know. The “mirror” metaphorically holds our entire lives in reflection. If we look past the obvious it’s a great reminder of where we have been, where we are, and where we are headed. If we don’t like what we see, we have a choice, we can change our direction.

      I’m really delighted that you like the photo, I love it! Maryanne Gobble’s work is spectacular, she even wrote about how she create this image, which for me was fascinating. Visually I find it a very moving and emotional image.

      So the long and short of it all, I think Icarus might do things differently if he had a second chance! Wishing you a wonderful week, please take care. ~ Mia 🙂

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      1. Oh wow, I’ll have to google that @she even wrote about how she create this image.
        “we can lie to ourselves, put on a false face, but in reality we know. The “mirror” metaphorically holds our entire lives in reflection. ”
        -I wrote a poem once (a kyrielle) called, ‘King of Hearts’ that’s all about that. The masks we wear, but what’s really inside.
        Thank you for the response Mia. Always great conversing with you.
        🙂

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        1. Staci, here is the link to the article and Maryanne Gobble’s site:
          http://maryannegobble.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-i-took-it-contesticarus-self.html
          I hope you find it interesting and enjoy some of her other work. I’ll have to search your site for “King of Hearts”, it sounds right up my alley. It always a pleasure to communicate with you, the Art of Correspondence is not completely dead after all! Ha-ha! 🙂 Please enjoy the rest of your week! ~ Mia

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