Icarus Only the feathers floating around the hat Showed that anything more spectacular had occurred Than the usual drowning. The police preferred to ignore The confusing aspects of the case, And the witnesses ran off to a gang war. So the report filed and forgotten in the archives read simply
I’ve always likes this painting. It’s a great supplement to the Icarus myth, and a great lesson in composition. The title is The Fall of Icarus, which would make you think that Icarus would be the most prominent image in the composition. But he isn’t. In fact, you have to look around
To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph Consider Icarus, pasting those sticky wings on, testing that strange little tug at his shoulder blade, and think of that first flawless moment over the lawn of the labyrinth. Think of the difference it made! There below are the trees, as
I have never seen a girl wearing a hijab in any educational clip art. The results of a search for “Muslim children clip art” and “Muslim children reading” were entirely religious in nature. Since I have so many Muslim students, I felt like they needed to be represented doing regular
In college I worked at a local book store where one day we received a humorous couple of phone calls. “Do you have the Cilffsnotes to Hiroshima?” the boy on the other end asked. The book was read in the local high school, and the students had to buy it for class.
On a recent lazy Sunday morning I was listening to “Magical Mystery Tour” and playing Candyland with my daughter. During a lull in the action I happened to look at the CD booklet and was struck by this illustration: I had seen this before, of course, but this time wanted