Create new account Request new password. Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize in and died in at the age of seventy-three.
According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces , children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra , children of her husband Tyndareus , the King of Sparta. A version of the Leda and the Swan story is the foundation myth in the Canadian futuristic thriller television series Orphan Black which aired over 5 seasons from to And no more turn aside and brood Upon love's bitter mystery; For Fergus rules the brazen.
Drawing by Cornelis Bos after the lost original by Michelangelo. There were many other depictions in the Renaissance, including cycles of book illustrations to Ovid, but most were derivative of the compositions mentioned above. Also a potent influence on his poetry was the Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne, whom he met in , a woman equally famous for her passionate nationalist politics and her beauty.
Like many artists, he imagines the beak penetrating Leda's vagina. Though she married another man in and grew apart from Yeats and Yeats himself was eventually married to another woman, Georgie Hyde Lees , she remained a powerful figure in his poetry. Clytaemnestra , who killed her husband, Agamemnon , leader of the Greeks at Troy, was also supposed to have hatched from one of Leda's eggs.
Retrieved 11 February However it is known from many copies, of which the earliest are probably the Spiridon Leda , perhaps by a studio assistant and now in the Uffizi ,  and the one at Wilton House in England illustrated. 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?