Song of a Reformed Headhunter: "Eve's Fault"

From one of the many blogs I follow: Songs of a Reformed Headhunter. The poet, Jee Leong, lately has been connecting many Renaissance female writers to modern notions, current threads of thought. My favorite so far was posted today.

Song of a Reformed Headhunter: Poem:

"Eve's Fault"

Not Eve, whose fault was only too much love
—Aemilia Lanyer,
“Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum: Eve’s Apology”

Though she has left the garden, she does not stop loving them.

God won her when he whipped out from his planetary sleeve
a bouquet of light. They watched the parade of animals pass.
He told her the joke about the Archaeopteryx, and she noted
the feathers and the killing claws, a poem, the first of its kind.
On a beach, raised from the ocean with a shout, he entered her
and she realized, in rolling waves, that love joins and separates..."


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