Happy Birthday Eleanor Ross Taylor


As a poet Eleanor Ross Taylor serves as a beacon of hope for late bloomers.  A woman who put aside her writing ambitions in favour of her husbands career, she published her first poetry collection in 1960.  She was then largely ignored for most of her life, despite publication of four poetry collections, until she attained overnight success 38 years later.  She passed away in 2011, recognized and validated in her own lifetime.

Eve; by Eleanor Ross Taylor

The serpent in my Eden
swallowed Adam.
He slithered into meals;
of course, my bed.
Wrapped himself tighter, tighter,
all around me,
ejecting sweetish venom
in my head,
no simple adder.
That stupe’s gone, he said,
love me instead.




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