Reprinted from The Imperfect Paradise, by Linda Pastan. Copyright © 1988 by Linda Pastan. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. Ms. Pastan’s most recent book is “Queen of a Rainy Country,” W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2006.
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Poet Linda Pastan b. 1932
POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic
Poetic Terms Free Verse