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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Emigration

There are always, in each of us,
these two: the one who stays,
the one who goes away -
Charlotte, who stayed in the rectory
and helped her sisters die in England;
Mary Taylor who went off to Australia
and set up shop with a woman friend.
'Charlotte,' Mary said to her, 'you are all
like potatoes growing in the dark.'

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