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Blessing the Boats - From quilting (1991), "eve's version" Summary & Analysis

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From quilting (1991), "eve's version" Summary

This poem follows the previous one, where Lucifer was perhaps tempted by Eve's sensuality, wishing to couple with her. Yes, this is what happens, the poem says, speaking Eve's thoughts. Lucifer slips into her dreams and whispers to her, increasing her sensuality, filling her mind with images of an apple, which echoes the shape of her breast. Lucifer fills Eve with longing for herself, similar to his longing for her, the apple being a symbol of the luscious, full breast of Eve.

From quilting (1991), "eve's version" Analysis

This poem is a charming extended conceit, the image or symbol of the apple transmuted in Eve's dreams to being her breast, so beautiful that Lucifer creates great longing in Eve to have it for herself. When she sees the apple, she is filled with a...

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