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. The Happiest Day 1/13/2003
9. Petit Dejeuner 1/13/2003
10. Shadblow 1/13/2003
11. Self-Portrait 1/13/2003
12. Wind Chill 1/13/2003
13. Jump Cabling 1/13/2003
14. Vermilion 1/13/2003
15. Pears 1/13/2003
16. Home For Thanksgiving 1/13/2003
17. The New Dog 1/13/2003
18. Meditation By The Stove 1/13/2003
19. Something About The Trees 1/13/2003
20. Emily Dickinson 1/13/2003
21. Prosody 101 1/13/2003
22. What We Want 1/13/2003
23. A New Poet 1/13/2003
24. Love Poem 3/12/2006
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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Vermilion

Pierre Bonnard would enter
the museum with a tube of paint
in his pocket and a sable brush.
Then violating the sanctity
of one of his own frames
he'd add a stroke of vermilion
to the skin of a flower.
Just so I stopped you
at the door this morning

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