Traveling Light

Traveling Light

Poems

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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A new collection from a poet long recognized for her "unfailing mastery of her medium" ( New York Times ).

Linda Pastan meditates on themes of aging and memory, language and art in this moving collection, where she travels from the Thanksgiving table, a "palimpsest / with traces of the past / showing through," to Japan, where she dreams in haiku. "Pastan . . . expresses a full range of the possibilities and potencies of the human, feminine voice" ( Boston Globe ).

from "In the Forest"
The trees are lit
from within like Sabbath candles
before they are snuffed out.
Autumn is such a Jewish season,
the whole minor key of it.
Hear how the wind trembles
through the branches, vibrato
as notes of cello music.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393079074
0393079074
Branch Call Number: 811.54 PASTAN
Characteristics: xi, 77 p. ; 22 cm.

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