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Blessing the Boats - From the book of light (1993), "leda 1" Summary & Analysis

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From the book of light (1993), "leda 1" Summary

This is the first of the Leda poems, this speaking from the point of view of Leda after she has been impregnated by Zeus in the form of a swan. In this poem, Leda feels anything but beautiful or honored after her experience. Her children have been taken away from her and her mother is gone. Her father lustfully follows her with "thick lips slavering." She lives shunned in her village and at night she dreams of the time she was taken by the god, dreams full of "the cursing of me/fucking god fucking me."

From the book of light (1993), "leda 1" Analysis

This first of the Leda poems explores Leda's feelings about her experience. Mythology sometimes makes it out that she was lucky to be chosen by Zeus...

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