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Blessing the Boats - From the book of light (1993), "leda 3" Summary & Analysis

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From the book of light (1993), "leda 3" Summary

This poem is subtitled "a personal note (re: visitations)." It is spoken from the point of view of Leda, who was raped by Zeus in the guise of a swan. She recalls the images she sees during the rape, including "phalluses of light," snakes with phallus-like tongues that are thick, and "patriarchs of bird" who expose themselves while flying earthward. Leda has seen all these things but what she wants is someone to love her, since she is lonely, especially since no one will have her after having had children. She enjoins Zeus to come to her as a man, since he wants what men want.

From the book of light (1993), "leda 3" Analysis

This is another powerful poem from the point of view of a mythical character. Leda is...

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