Gustave Moreau ~ Leda

Leda

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)

Watercolour with gouache
c1875-c1880
21 x 34 cm
(8.27″ x 13.39″)
Gustave Moreau Museum (Paris, France)

LEDA

Come not with kisses

not with caresses

of hands and lips and murmurings;

come with a hiss of wings

and sea-touch tip of a beak

antr treading of wet, webbed, wave-working feet

into the marsh-soft belly.

DH. LAWRENCE (1885-1930)

Leda, 1865-1875

Gustave Moreau