Oct 28

Maud Gonne

Why should he plague her with so many days 

Of unrequited desperate love, which took  

Away her fate? He became Zeus of Rape, 

So she became Leda of Hands that Shook  

 

With rage at having her pride forsaken,  

And her memory turned a supporting role 

In the widening gyre of his fame. 

Was there no other Helen to cause such woe?