Leda and the Swan

I guess I’m fighting with a bad bout of depression lately. I’m just so isolated and it gets to me some days more than others. That’s partly my fault, and I plan to go see Ali and see if she needs help with the cats soon. But for the most part I just feel frozen, and any attempts to break through are thwarted.

I wish I knew my way back.

Leda and the Swan

by W. B. 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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