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Blessing the Boats - From quilting (1991), "eve thinking" Summary & Analysis

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From quilting (1991), "eve thinking" Summary

Eve has consciousness before Adam. She looks around at all the creatures "coupling/claw and wing," seeing the expression of sexuality that has determined the creation of this world, apart from God's creation, according to the mythology set up by this sequence of poems, or so the creatures seem to think, including Lucifer. Eve knows that Adam is the one she will couple with, but at the moment, he is just a "clay two-foot" striving for consciousness, unable to even say or know his own name. She determines to waken him by whispering into his mouth their two names, inferring a sexual kiss.

From quilting (1991), "eve thinking" Analysis

This poem foreshadows Eve's taking the apple, bringing sexuality and coupling into the world. She sees Eden coupling madly, "claw and wing/groping one another...

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