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Eve Langley

For the Australian poet Eve Langley

She typed her poems
Long after the ribbon’s end
Along with her novels
Where women played men

Born Eve Langley
This gifted child
Left the earth alone
As Oscar Wilde

In the end the child
Had nothing to say
Instead she tied her parcels
In her white topee

Parcels of
Wire
Feathers and
Stone

Parcels to herself
So she wasn’t alone

And alone she died
With her unpublished books
And the rats had their way
With her ambiguous looks

In the end the young poet
Had nothing to say

As they carried her away
To her unmarked grave

End

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Eve Langley

John O'Dal

Otway Ranges, Victoria, Australia

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A poem written after reading of the sad life of an Australian artist and individualist.

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