Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

Linda Pastan Poems

1. On the Steps of the Jefferson Memorial 6/19/2015
2. Mosaic 12/1/2015
3. The Months 3/24/2015
4. Vertical 2/28/2014
5. I Married You 2/28/2014
6. Traveling Light 2/28/2014
7. The Cossacks 1/20/2003
8. Petit Dejeuner 1/13/2003
9. The Happiest Day 1/13/2003
10. Self-Portrait 1/13/2003
11. Shadblow 1/13/2003
12. Pears 1/13/2003
13. Wind Chill 1/13/2003
14. Meditation By The Stove 1/13/2003
15. Vermilion 1/13/2003
16. Prosody 101 1/13/2003
17. Home For Thanksgiving 1/13/2003
18. The New Dog 1/13/2003
19. Emily Dickinson 1/13/2003
20. Something About The Trees 1/13/2003
21. Jump Cabling 1/13/2003
22. What We Want 1/13/2003
23. Love Poem 3/12/2006
24. A New Poet 1/13/2003
25. To A Daughter Leaving Home 1/13/2003
26. Marks 1/7/2004
Best Poem of Linda Pastan

Marks

My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
an incomplete for my ironing,
a B plus in bed.
My son says I am average,
an average mother, but if
I put my mind to it
I could improve.
My daughter believes
in Pass/Fail and tells me
I pass. Wait 'til they learn
I'm dropping out.

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Petit Dejeuner

I sing a song
of the croissant
and of the wily French
who trick themselves daily
back to the world
for its sweet ceremony.
Ah to be reeled
up into morning
on that crisp,
buttery
hook.

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