Thursday, May 14, 2009

Icarus



Noble Icarus,
you never knew
that failure kissed your feet,
even before you took to the light.
and neither did you know,
that you could fly again.

So lost were you,
So enamoured by the light.
so slowly you fell,
and never rose again.

I too, seek the light you love.
To the world, you might be a fool
But in you i see the flutters
of my soul's desire
Have i not, too,
ventured to embrace the sun,
and danced with defeat instead.

But i am not you, naive dreamer
I will fly, take to the light again
And this time,
The wax on my wings will not melt
for it is sealed with love.


12 smoke wisps:

Kavya said...

My favorite of the lot. I love the way you've streamlined the mythology to your thoughts. I can see ambition playing peek-a-boo. Keep it rolling! :)

Meghana Naidu said...

@kav thank you for being such a regular reader!
like i said.. the whole poem was written around the last line.. and if i tell you where i thought of it you'll freak out :)

Tapas said...

Loved the poem ! Well,architects are a creative lot ! :-)

Meghana Naidu said...

@tapas thank you :) dropped by you blog too.. quite some to read thru.. will do ;)

Shamanth said...

oh my god!!!

thats one beautifully heavy poem!!

wish u luck with your flight :)

Shamanth said...

btw, was wondering if you painted the paintings displayed on your page?

i love them...!!

what's intriguing is the expressions conveyed by those faceless pictures so subtly!!

Meghana Naidu said...

@shamanth thank you. beautifully heavy sounds nice...
Im flying alright, how far i do is for us to see ;)

the painting are by hilary. my favorite artist. check out her website, picture's the link :)

Shamanth said...

hmm..checked th link, will explore it soon.

but do u paint by any chance?

If you do, I wud luv to see your work, if you have it on th web.

see ya.

Shamanth

Meghana Naidu said...

@shamanth no i dont paint. words are my choice of weaponry!

Shamanth said...

Sparing the brush,
Must I say,
Brutal art thou,
With the words you weigh.

Shamanth. :)

BrownPhantom said...

This was nice . Surreal :)

Meghana Naidu said...

@brownphantom: thank you, surreal is also the word i'd use for my state of mind when i wrote this.
PS: read your blog Loved it! am a fan :)

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