Grand Mont (Michele Seminara)

Posted on April 26, 2014 by in Heightened Talk

'Leda' by Emmanuel Benner

A cat scrambles in the cave of my sex

my heart is infested by desire;

Jupiter has been with Leda

and this typewriter is guilty with love.

Electrified with memories of dangerous propinquity

(to my verboten lover, beautiful as allegory) I rise

from this jungled bed, virile as a cobra –

my obstreperous shape of shame a colossus

whose snowy thighs soar, obliviously, out of sorrow.



Notes: this is a found poem sourced from Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept (1945); image is of ‘Leda’ by Emmanuel Benner, sourced from Wikiepedia Commons.