Mortality

Strange awakenings

2. Author's notes...

   
After W. B. Yeats' Leda and the Swan (my favourite inter-species sex poem): A sudden blow: the great wings beating still Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed By his 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? How can anybody, 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? (A hybrid Petrachan-Shakepearean sonnet, as is Arwen's poem-set thoughts) Also Arwen's lines when she appears in the morning are the lyrics of an aria from Handel's Semele, libretto by Congreve.

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Author: Soubrettina

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/17/05

Original Post: 02/02/05

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