Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

Quotations

  • ''Evil is simply
    a grammatical error:
    a failure to leap
    the precipice
    between "he"
    and "I."''
    Linda Pastan (b. 1932), U.S. poet. "Instructions to the Reader," lines 28-33 (1982).
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  • ''I made a list of things I have
    to remember and a list
    of things I want to forget,
    but I see they are the same list.''
    Linda Pastan (b. 1932), U.S. poet. "Lists," lines 1-4 (1982).

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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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