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Unformatted text preview: with Ireland half Romantic, half Modern Maud Gonne feminist, actress, Irish nationalist beloved of Yeats, resented by Yeats inspiration for his faith and for his cynicism Leda and the Swan Questions this poem asks us to ask: What is the nature of power? Of Violence? What happens to those who exert force? To those who are done harm? What is the relationship between civilization and barbarism? At what price does creation happen?...
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