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Linda Pastan Poems

  • Meditation By The Stove
    I have banked the fires
    of my body
    into a small but steady blaze
    here in the kitchen ...
  • The Months

    Contorted by wind,
    mere armatures for ice or snow, ...
  • To A Daughter Leaving Home
    When I taught you
    at eight to ride
    a bicycle, loping along
    beside you ...
  • The New Dog
    Into the gravity of my life,
    the serious ceremonies
    of polish and paper
    and pen, has come ...
  • Prosody 101
    When they taught me that what mattered most
    was not the strict iambic line goose-stepping
    over the page but the variations
    in that line and the tension produced ...
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Thought 7 Mother 6 Winter 5 Flower 5 Small 5 Skin 4 Child 4 Door 4 Dark 4 Face 4

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  • Gastehowe: "imaginary paintings" by lisel mueller; "voices" by linda pastan
  • Yourprettywords: “imaginary conversation,” linda pastan you tell me to live each day as if it were my last. this is in the kitchen where before coffee i complain of the day ahead—that obstacle race of minutes and hours, grocery stores and doctors. but why the...
  • Camer0ndiazepam: linda pastan, an early afterlife
  • Readersthesis: "notes to my mother" by linda pastan is a new favorite poem of mine.
  • Hannahfinally: sharing this thread because it felt good to read these love poems this morning. here’s a little one by linda pastan.
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William Cowper Poem
Denner's Old Woman
 by William Cowper

In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
The matron herself, in whose old age we see
Not a trace of decline, what a wonder is she!
No dimness of eye, and no cheek hanging low,
No wrinkle, or deep-furrow-d frown on the brow!
Her forehead indeed is here circled around
With locks like the ribbon with which they are bound;

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