Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

Meditation By The Stove - Poem by Linda Pastan

I have banked the fires
of my body
into a small but steady blaze
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  • Drtony Brahmin (2/9/2019 2:17:00 AM)

    passion happens like an accident
    I could let the dough spill over the rim
    of the bowl, neglecting to punch it down,
    neglecting the child who waits under the table,
    the mild tears already smudging her eyes. banking the fires of body into a small flame for others.. thank u. dear poetess.. tony
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  • (2/8/2006 5:22:00 PM)

    How you have captured the rising of life within us, the desire to escape our bounds, like the rising dough. And the garden, bursting to grow expresses it again. Love this poem. Linda (Report)Reply

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  • (2/2/2006 9:57:00 PM)

    Oh Linda, you have captured what we do as young mothers, or as women with a home to tend and others making demands on our life. What a lovely image.

    Raynette
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