Friday, May 25, 2007

Poetry Friday

How was my week? Well, I haven't posted since Sunday, so that's a clue right there. But yay for Friday!

So.

For no particular reason other than this is a poem I like.

Leda and the Swan by William Butler Yeats.

A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.

How can those terrified vague fingers push
The feathered glory from her loosening thighs?
And how can body, laid in that white rush,
But feel the strange heart beating where it lies?

A shudder in the loins engenders there
The broken wall, the burning roof and tower
And Agamemnon dead.
Being so caught up,
So mastered by the brute blood of the air,
Did she put on his knowledge with his power
Before the indifferent beak could let her drop.


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2 comments:

Jen Robinson said...

Missed you this week, Liz! Hope that things ease up for you over the holiday weekend!

HipWriterMama said...

Hope you have a nice long relaxing weekend!

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