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To A Daughter Leaving Home - Poem by Linda Pastan

When I taught you
at eight to ride
a bicycle, loping along
beside you
as you wobbled away
on two round wheels,
my own mouth rounding
in surprise when you pulled
ahead down the curved
path of the park,
I kept waiting
for the thud
of your crash as I
sprinted to catch up,
while you grew
smaller, more breakable
with distance,
pumping, pumping
for your life, screaming
with laughter,
the hair flapping
behind you like a
handkerchief waving
goodbye.


Comments about To A Daughter Leaving Home by Linda Pastan

  • Rookie Zak Pearce (9/29/2013 1:45:00 PM)

    This is of poor technical quality. No evidence of structure, and poor punctuation. Disappointingly arrhythmic, there is little use of pentameter, and this further emphasises the lack of a rhyme scheme. Usually not such a crime in poetry, but under the exceptional circumstance of there being no other poetic device, you might'v expected Pastan to pay attention to something even the average nursery student can add into a poem! She hides behind walls of pathetic and pretentious philosophy and metaphors to cover up the fact that she cannot write a half-decent poem. Long-gone are the days of Tennyson, Keats, Owen, poets who payed attention to structure and technique! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie warner treuter (8/19/2010 4:17:00 AM)

    Builds up beautifully in so short a time, enough to make the eyes water of those who love children and like to see them happy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Laura Inès Nùñez Cremades (7/18/2010 7:42:00 PM)

    I was deeply moved by your beatiful poem.
    It´s so personal and at the same time sounds in every mother´s heart.
    It´s a relief for me, thank you (Report) Reply

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Poems About Daughter

  1. 1. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  2. 2. Sonnet Xxxiv (You Are The Daughter Of Th.. , Pablo Neruda
  3. 3. A Daughter Of Eve , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  4. 4. Lord Ullin's Daughter , Thomas Campbell
  5. 5. For My Daughter , David Ignatow
  6. 6. A Prayer For My Daughter , William Butler Yeats
  7. 7. The Daughter Goes To Camp , Sharon Olds
  8. 8. A Daughter Through The Eyes Of A Father , Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson
  9. 9. Daughter , Gertrude Stein
  10. 10. A Flower Given To My Daughter , James Joyce
  11. 11. To A Sad Daughter , Michael Ondaatje
  12. 12. ! Daughter , Michael Shepherd
  13. 13. A Poets's Welcome To His Love-Begotten D.. , Robert Burns
  14. 14. Oh, Dear Daughter , Hasmukh Amathalal
  15. 15. Bells For John Whiteside's Daughter , John Crowe Ransom
  16. 16. The Miller's Daughter , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  17. 17. Father And Daughter , Justin Gildow
  18. 18. A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter , Henry Timrod
  19. 19. Darling Daughter Of Babylon , Vachel Lindsay
  20. 20. A Little Princess--Breshna Kahn (Sweet T.. , Afzal Shauq
  21. 21. Special Daughter , ANGELICA MACHADO
  22. 22. On My First Daughter , Ben Jonson
  23. 23. Daughter , Scott Austin
  24. 24. Mother And Daughter , Anne Sexton
  25. 25. If A Daughter You Have , Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  26. 26. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! A Mother And Daughter! ! .. , Mamta Agarwal
  27. 27. A Daughter Leaving Home , Ray Hansell
  28. 28. For My Daughter , Weldon Kees
  29. 29. The Dole Of The King's Daughter (Breton) , Oscar Wilde
  30. 30. To The Honourable T. H. Esq; On The Deat.. , Phillis Wheatley
  31. 31. Ballad Of Earl Haldan's Daughter , Charles Kingsley
  32. 32. Daughter Of Nile……1004/10 , saadat tahir
  33. 33. Sonnet X: Daughter To That Good Earl , John Milton
  34. 34. The Woodman’s Daughter , Coventry Patmore
  35. 35. Heine's "Widow Or Daughter?" , Eugene Field
  36. 36. Gigantic Daughter Of The West, , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  37. 37. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! From A Daughte.. , Frank Lisa IndiRa Francesca ..
  38. 38. The Free-Selector's Daughter , Henry Lawson
  39. 39. ! To A God-Daughter On Her Sad Poem , Michael Shepherd
  40. 40. My Daughter’s New Daughter , L.. Pierson
  41. 41. To My Daughter , Victor Marie Hugo
  42. 42. A Name For My Daughter , hamid kareem
  43. 43. Jeptha's Daughter , George Gordon Byron
  44. 44. Aditi In A Dream At Wollongong (A Poem F.. , Sunil Uniyal
  45. 45. Upon My Daughter Hannah Wiggin Her Recou.. , Anne Bradstreet
  46. 46. The King's Daughter , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  47. 47. Love, Daughter, Forever , irene santiago
  48. 48. Daughter , dr. ram sharma
  49. 49. My Loving Daughter....... , Ravi Sathasivam
  50. 50. I Could Be Your Daughter , Scarlet .....
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