Some gentler passion slide into my mind,
For I am soft and made of melting snow
—Queen Elizabeth I
Linda Pastan, “Elizabethan” from Shakespeare’s Sisters: Women Writers Bridge Five Centuries, published by the Folger Shakespeare Library. Copyright © 2012 by Linda Pastan. Reprinted by permission of Jean V. Naggar Agency, Inc..
Source: Shakespeare’s Sisters: Women Writers Bridge Five Centuries (Folger Shakespeare Library, 2012)
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Poet Linda Pastan b. 1932
POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic
Poetic Terms Free Verse
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