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  • Icarus, She Flies

    Icarus, She Flies

    image: Jacob Peter Gowy’s The Fall of Icarus (1635–1637) A daughter dies, and she is found, in the cerulean movements of birds. Not a hawk. Mother Sky says those are for boy’s souls.   The father sees mockingbirds building a nest of pine twigs in the corner frieze of the portico and imagines a flash…

  • Icarus’ Sister

    Icarus’ Sister

    Jacob Peter Gowy’s The Fall of Icarus (1635–1637) Icarus’ sister exists only in living stone, the watchful daughter of the craftsman in the middle of his own labyrinth, once his prized creation, placed in the prime line of his drafts, design, eye of his genius, now a relic existing in a dusty nowhere cobweb corner…