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Numerous poets have used the story of Leda as a source for their poetry. The most famous of the poems about the Greek myth are Rainer Maria Rilke's "Leda" (1908), in Selected Poems, H. D.'s (Hilda Doolittle's) "Leda" (1921) in Hymen, and D. H. Lawrence's "Leda," in Pansies (1929).

The 1928 volume The Tower, in which "Leda and the Swan" was published, is considered one of Yeats's finest collections of poetry. It includes some of his most famous works, including "Sailing to Byzantium," "Among School Children," and "The Dying Swan."

The Greek Myths (1960), by Robert Graves, retells the creation myths and the legends and lives of Greek gods and heroes.

Yeats's Mythologies (1962) is an anthology of Irish legends and tales of the occult that reflect the poet's deep interest in myth and preserving and celebrating Irish history and culture.

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