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Williams first published the poem as part of a sequence in The Hudson Review in subsequently using the sequence as the basis for his final book, Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poemspublished in The poem, as indicated by the title, touches upon the Greek tragedy of Icarusthe story in which Icarus, the son of Daedalustook flight from Crete, where he and his father were trapped in exile, wearing wings made from wax and feathers.
Icarus, disregarding his father's wishes that he not fly too close to the sun, did just that and melted his way to a feathery demise, drowning in the sea.
This subject — and Bruegel's painting — are also treated by another Modernist poet, W. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Journal of Modern Literature. Indiana University Press.
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