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Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

What We Want


What we want
is never simple.
We move among the things
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  • Rookie warner treuter (8/19/2010 4:33:00 AM)

    Maybe I've something to look forward to; I can't remember ever experiencing what the poem describes. Just when I got to thinking I'd seen it all. Good description. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deanna Holcomb (1/8/2010 12:24:00 PM)

    Linda - I cannot tell you what a fan I am of your work. I loved all your poems posted here but I absolutely LOVE this poem. It's poets like you that engages people who would otherwise find no interest in the art. Thank god for you! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anne Champion (8/4/2006 10:38:00 PM)

    I feel like your poems reach to the core of the human experience, our interactions with one another, our place in the world and nature, and our natural desires. I stumbled upon a Pastan book at a used book store and now I can't get enough. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie A. B. (2/3/2006 7:21:00 AM)

    Linda, you have your way with words, and i love your writing style. I really enjoyed this one.

    Peace. (Report) Reply

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