Eleanor Wilner

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  • Rochelle Cashdan (6/17/2008 1:12:00 PM)

    I hunted for more of Wilner's poems after reading several by her in an anthology of poems by 20th century women called No More Masks.

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Best Poem of Eleanor Wilner


It was a pure white cloud that hung there
in the blue, or a jellyfish on a waveless
sea, suspended high above us; we were
the creatures in the weeds below.
It seemed so effortless in its suspense,
perfectly out of time and out of place
like the ghost of moon in the sky
of a brilliant afternoon.
After a while it seemed to grow, and we
inferred that it was moving, drifting down—
though it seemed weightless, motionless,
one of those things that defy
the ususal forces—gravity, and wind
and the almost imperceptible
pressure of the years. But ...

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