Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

A New Poet - Poem by Linda Pastan

Finding a new poet
is like finding a new wildflower
out in the woods. You don't see
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Comments about A New Poet by Linda Pastan

  • Tom Billsborough (7/5/2016 4:06:00 PM)

    Great image of the wildflower and the description. Real depth. Loved it.

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  • Bill Cantrell Bill Cantrell (5/6/2016 3:59:00 PM)

    Wow, yes finding a new poet, how unique and wonderful a poem this is, so refreshing and crisp in every line, bravo! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Maria Gonzalez (8/4/2015 11:15:00 AM)

    Beautiful and so true.
    ...In fact the very page smells of spilled
    red wine and the mustiness of the sea
    on a foggy day - the odor of truth
    and of lying.

    Oh so true of us new poets. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (3/24/2015 11:49:00 AM)

    Discovery of the unique, the fresh and precious, and the insightful appreciation of it. Marvelous! (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (1/22/2014 1:23:00 AM)

    Wonderful expression of a new poet - you've found their innocence through your words.
    Totally poetical! I love it! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Val Morehouse (8/2/2009 7:00:00 PM)

    Linda,

    This is such a tender encouragement to new poets, many of which exist on this site. It is tikkun olam to support the word generation that follows. I loved the poem. I give it a 10.

    Val (Report) Reply

  • Jim Foulk (4/8/2007 2:05:00 PM)

    I liked this one very much. I like your syle of poetry, you do have a gift, you know how to bring those words to life. (Report) Reply

  • Mary Gordley (3/13/2007 3:51:00 PM)

    perhaps...

    'The poison of the Honey Bee
    Is the Artist's Jealousy.'

    -from Auguries of Innocence (Report) Reply

  • Lamont Palmer (2/27/2007 6:39:00 AM)

    How did Pastan ever get a Pulitzer writing this stuff? Sorry, this is trite poetry. But again, she lives in Maryland, as I do, so I wish her well. (Report) Reply

  • Alfredo Jacques (11/10/2006 4:58:00 PM)

    I would just like to say I love the poem (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo john tiong chunghoo (9/29/2006 12:09:00 AM)

    if only there had been a flower...to write about. good one. (Report) Reply

  • Dan Tharp (3/1/2006 1:12:00 PM)

    I am amused with this poem... yes... nothing like finding a new poet! ! !

    dan =) (Report) Reply

  • Anna Russell (2/20/2006 3:37:00 AM)

    Well, I have just discovered you and this sums up exactly how I feel about your work. Lovely.
    Anna xxx (Report) Reply

  • Scarlett Treat (2/8/2006 8:47:00 AM)

    I have been 'picking flowers' since I discovered PH, and your work is one of them.
    How wonderful it is to make great new poetic friends who boost your ego AND help you become better at the same time. Love your work, and look forward to more. (Report) Reply

  • Gina Onyemaechi (2/6/2006 4:40:00 AM)

    Great, 'imagey' write. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • A. B. (2/3/2006 6:38:00 AM)

    Linda, this is a beautiful poem girl. I'm glad i've found you, and it's cool to read your works. Keep writing.

    Peace. (Report) Reply

  • Moya Levy (2/3/2006 3:16:00 AM)

    Wow, this is really special, very nicely done Linda, Moyaxx (Report) Reply

  • Raynette Eitel (2/2/2006 9:56:00 PM)

    Linda, you are the wildflower in the woods that I have discovered. I love poems about poets...and have written many of them. This one is absolutely perfect and lovely to read again and again.

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  • Cj Heck Cj Heck (2/2/2006 9:18:00 PM)

    This is excellent, Linda. I enjoyed your imagery and flow.
    My warmest regards,
    CJ (Report) Reply

  • Scarborough Gypsy (2/2/2006 8:11:00 PM)

    This is a remarcable poem. I loved every line and understood your centiments entirely. You are so right about the way we feel when we discover or stumble on a new poet that we can relate to. Well, Linda I have found myself a new flower today haven't I?

    Will read more of your work now.

    Kind regards
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