Learn More

Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

I Married You


I married you for all the wrong reasons,
charmed by your dangerous family history,
by the innocent muscles, bulging like hidden
weapons under your shirt, by your naive ties,
the colors of painted scraps of sunset.
I was charmed too by your assumptions
about me: my serenity— that mirror waiting to be
cracked, my flashy acrobatics with knives in the kitchen.
How wrong we both were about each other,
and how happy we have been.

Submitted: Friday, February 28, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I Married You by Linda Pastan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Unwanted, Michael P. McParland
  2. Wandering Wasteland, Michael P. McParland
  3. Midnight Poem, Is It Poetry
  4. Why Am I? ....., Michael P. McParland
  5. Your Hate, Michael P. McParland
  6. Lump, Michael P. McParland
  7. Retrace, Sunny Chopra
  8. Diversity-in-Unity*, Tushar Ray
  9. Nobody Home - 2. Passive Voice, Joseph Archer
  10. a written poem, animesh sapkota
[Hata Bildir]