This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
How my back had singed And the rapid fall! I still remember Your plaintive calls. I am sorry, father, I had let you down. I vividly recollect the darkness And Poseidon’s death embraces. My soul is still charred From Helios ill temper Despite being submerged For centuries in icy waters. The sun is now down It is time for me to rise From the Icarian seas. Luna beckons me, Come hither; take my hand. Dance with me over the clouds, Kiss me passionately, Madly, like no God ever can! Impaled here for centuries On these jagged rocks Overlooking the Icarian seas. Belatedly obeying your command Of sticking to the Middle path. Can I die again, If I am not alive? Would I feel the pain, If I fall? Would you lament for me Again, father?
I cannot get lower Than this, can I? The crabs out here Are such poor company. When I do; Descend from my perch, I have the flirting dolphins for company. What bliss it is To ride on them and beat the tides. But I am getting tired Of their mired games. Riding the waves with them, Takes me back to your labyrinth One never knew Where the next turn was. Luna is out dancing Naked in her splendour, I have basked in her glory for many years, Made passionate love to her shadow Floating in the high seas. I wish I was worthy Of your name, father. I am no craftsman And cannot conjure wings. I am too weak hearted To kill the sea gulls For a clutch of feathers. I am too clumsy To handle wax either But my love for Luna Never wanes. I yearn to embrace her I beseech you father, Come give me wings; To join my paramour!
Look father! She teases, Playing hide and seek With the clouds above. Hurry, father! Before it is too late. Hurry, Before Helios awakens again. Hurry, father! Before Luna, in her lunacy, Forsakes me for Some brighter star above. Shyam