Icarus By Pieter Brueghel

In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away 
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, 
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone 
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green 
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen 
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on. 
- WH Auden.

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“Then you could hear the planes and helicopters. I was scared so I ran back to the house to find my mum. That’s when an American appeared. I screamed … He shot me twice.”  Othman gestured to his forearms, both of which bear bullet wound scarring. By the time the gun battle died down an hour later and Othman found his mother, she was weeping over the bodies of his two older brothers. As well as the Adhal siblings, locals said two other young men and one partially-sighted 70-year-old, Nasser Ali Mahdi al Adhal, were killed in the raid. 

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