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LEDA AND THE SWAN by WB Yeats

A SUDDEN blow:  the great wings beating still

Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed

By the 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?

And how can body, 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?
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Dear Universe

I don’t want a lot. I know sometimes it may seem like it, but I’m really an easy to please girl. How about we make a deal? You help me with a couple of things and I promise to add more positive energy to the world.  Here are my couple of things:

– Take care of my husband. He’s having a tough time with a certain health issue, and it’s wearing him down. He needs some good news.

– Help my mom find the strength to leave him. It’s twenty years overdue.

– A certain friend is deserving of something she wants more than her own breath. Make the seeds in her fruit extra fertile and strong.

For me, just to see those I love happy and healthy. Oh, and to figure out how to make this book rock.

What will I do in return? How about random acts of kindness, express my gratitude more and respect the world around me? I think that’s a good start. So, do we have a deal?