Leda and the Swan
by William Butler Yeats
Leda and the Swan Quotes
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her thighs caressed By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill, He holds her helpless breast upon his breast. (line 2-4)
The Supernatural Quotes
A sudden blow: (line 1)
the great wings beating still Above the staggering girl (lines 1-2)
Fate and Free Will Quotes
A sudden blow: the great wings beating still Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed (lines 1-2)
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