not the story of Icarus!
Icarus, defying the gods,
wanted to fly like a bird,
but the sun punished him
and sent him crashing into the sea.
BUT WITH A new 20th Century MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
UNDER AND ABOVE
THEY HAVE TRAVErsED THE WERLD
on their fabric wings
and holdin’ all along
Greater ideals than to defy the gods and gravity.
They want to taste the splendour of the world
through the span of their wings.
To play a small part in the great symphony of the sky.
To empathise with the Egret and the Albatross
as they thank fate that they were not born
to an earthbound life.
One where their only strife
is heavy winds
and dark cloud days,