Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

Linda Pastan Poems

1. To A Daughter Leaving Home 1/13/2003
2. Marks 1/7/2004
3. A New Poet 1/13/2003
4. Love Poem 3/12/2006
5. Something About The Trees 1/13/2003
6. Jump Cabling 1/13/2003
7. The New Dog 1/13/2003
8. What We Want 1/13/2003
9. Prosody 101 1/13/2003
10. Emily Dickinson 1/13/2003
11. Home For Thanksgiving 1/13/2003
12. Vermilion 1/13/2003
13. Self-Portrait 1/13/2003
14. Wind Chill 1/13/2003
15. The Happiest Day 1/13/2003
16. Pears 1/13/2003
17. Meditation By The Stove 1/13/2003
18. Petit Dejeuner 1/13/2003
19. Shadblow 1/13/2003
20. The Cossacks 1/20/2003

Pears

Some say
it was a pear
Eve ate.
Why else the shape
of the womb,
or of the cello
Whose single song is grief
for the parent tree?
Why else the fruit itself
tawny and sweet
which your lover
over breakfast
lets go your pear-
shaped breast
to reach for?

[Hata Bildir]