“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

The Feat of Human Flight

Prometheus stole fire from the Gods,

and now Icarus

is closing in on the Sun.

Daedalus reverse engineered

the technology of angels

and made man into bird.

Will our wax wings melt

in the light of space,

or has the fire of spirit

burst free of heavier elements?

With each invention,

are we more upright,

or only further fallen?

The Sun or the Fall of Icarus, 1819 (dated and...
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    John Bryant

    Stolen. Indeed.

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