Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

Love Poem - Poem by Linda Pastan

I want to write you
a love poem as headlong
as our creek
after thaw
when we stand
on its dangerous
banks and watch it carry
with it every twig
every dry leaf and branch
in its path
every scruple
when we see it
so swollen
with runoff
that even as we watch
we must grab
each other
and step back
we must grab each
other or
get our shoes
soaked we must
grab each other

Comments about Love Poem by Linda Pastan

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (5/6/2018 12:36:00 AM)

    that even as we watch
    we must grab
    each other
    and step back
    we must grab each
    other..... beautiful context to grab eachother so spontaneously.. all that is beautiful in life is spontaneous. loved your imagination and the words.. thank u. tony
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  • Bill Cantrell (5/6/2016 4:04:00 PM)

    Emotion rules this poem as a fitting love poem should, a 10 is ever there was one! (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2014 6:17:00 PM)

    Linda reflecting old love events with her lover is dangerous even looking at it. but gotta go on carefully and courageously. (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2014 6:12:00 PM)

    I think Linda expressed when she reflect or share the past issues with her lover, found it was full of difficulties and bitter sweet, looking at it, even is dangerous, but anyway they will hand in hand to go forward. Also, the poem is full of fragmented short sentences, sounds like in hesitation. (Report) Reply

  • (1/28/2014 5:34:00 PM)

    That was fucking stupid. (Report) Reply

    (3/29/2017 3:12:00 PM)

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  • Heather Wilkins (8/22/2013 5:29:00 PM)

    a good love poem we must grab each other or get our shoes soaked nice (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/3/2013 12:34:00 PM)

    lovely write consoling heart (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (9/29/2006 12:13:00 AM)

    that is just what happens and we are pulled into the poem. linda love it. (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2006 2:56:00 PM)

    It's so difficult to write a love poem with originality. This one does it. Obviously the grabbing means more than just avoidance of wet shoes. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 12, 2006

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