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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Home For Thanksgiving

The gathering family
throws shadows around us,
it is the late afternoon
Of the family.

There is still enough light
to see all the way back,
but at the windows
that light is wasting away.

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