- Taylor, Eleanor Ross
Late Leisure: Poems
Louisiana State Univ Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1999, Cloth, , First Edition, First Printing, ISBN 0807123552 , Fine /Very Good
72 pp. A crease in the rear flap, flaps have a tendency to curl perhaps related to materials. Southern Messenger Poetry Series. 'It's why birds sing. For hours / arranged on branches / touching panes, / none listening / to another. Nobody's listening / to anybody else. // Out on a sunny wire / one mockingbird / says things severe, / makes lists, gets it all / off his chest.'--from ''Why Angels Choir.'' Taylor is the author of Wilderness of Ladies (1960); Welcome Eumenides (1972); New and Selected Poems (1983); Days Going, Days Coming Back (1992).
from “Sparrow Eats Fried Chicken Wing”
Roses snag bricks, hook hats. The caterer does not smile. The hostess does not cook. We, overdressed, might layer down to Jefferson, to Berkeley even, jug shards of Jamestown.Eleanor Ross Taylor [1920– ]