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Children's and YA literature reviews.

I’ve always loved poetry inspired by paintings and other forms of art. William Carlos Williams wrote several poems inspired by various artworks, including the one below. Over at The Poet Speaks of Art, there’s a collection of poems and the art inspirations.

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, Pieter Brueghel

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
William Carlos Williams

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

Irene Latham is hosting the roundup this week

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