The poem below is my contribution to Jingle’s thursday poets’ rally http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/poetry/
A skilfull craftsman
a clever artisan
the architect in Greek myth
the designer of the labyrinth.
To keep the unwanted Minotaur
the king Minos of Crete
wanted a labyrinth to be quickly built
and our hero performed the feat.
Yet, the king’s reward was sour
as he imprisoned the architect and his son
in a high deserted tower
so the craftsman ‘s cunning was outdone.
The artisan gathered bird feathers
made use of wax and thread
devised huge wings of freedom
and up they flew and fled.
The boy was having too much fun
he soared higher and higher
alas, the heat of the scorching sun
melted the wax from his wings.
The architect watched his son
trying to go back down
but the damage couldn’t be undone
and the child was doomed to drown.
can you guess the names of this myth character and his son ?