Mr Wilde and His Poem
"Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light."
— Oscar Wilde
I have, till this day, never given much thought to poems. They are more of the "meh" of literature for me. It's not that they don't seem interesting, or worth spending some time on but most of them don't make any sense to me at all. Until, of course, I read that small piece written above by Mr.Wilde. It may have been because its succinctly written and because Icarus was someone I knew all too well. He should have starred in the thriller, House of Wax.
But guess where I found this of all places? In a thread that was teaching some dude like me who did not know how to read a technical datasheet. What a pleasant surprise! I might even consider going through Mr. Wilde's other poems as well. If that is, it's short.
Longer once all get the "meh" treatment.
You can read more of his poems [HERE]