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Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

Poems of Linda Pastan

1. A New Poet 1/13/2003
2. Emily Dickinson 1/13/2003
3. Home For Thanksgiving 1/13/2003
4. I Married You 2/28/2014
5. Jump Cabling 1/13/2003
6. Love Poem 3/12/2006
7. Marks 1/7/2004
8. Meditation By The Stove 1/13/2003
9. Pears 1/13/2003
10. Petit Dejeuner 1/13/2003
11. Prosody 101 1/13/2003
12. Self-Portrait 1/13/2003
13. Shadblow 1/13/2003
14. Something About The Trees 1/13/2003
15. The Cossacks 1/20/2003
16. The Happiest Day 1/13/2003
17. The New Dog 1/13/2003
18. To A Daughter Leaving Home 1/13/2003
19. Traveling Light 2/28/2014
20. Vermilion 1/13/2003

Pears

Some say
it was a pear
Eve ate.
Why else the shape
of the womb,
or of the cello
Whose single song is grief
for the parent tree?
Why else the fruit itself
tawny and sweet
which your lover
over breakfast
lets go your pear-
shaped breast
to reach for?

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