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"It is above all her integrity that has made Linda Pastan such a rewarding poet. Nothing is here for effect. There is no self-pity, but in this new book she has reached down to a deeper layer and is letting the darkness in." —May Sarton...

Title : The Five Stages of Grief
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ISBN : 9780393044942
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 76 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Five Stages of Grief Reviews

  • Eleanor
    2018-09-17 14:00

    Braids of grief and memory (nostalgia? Not quite).In both this and Imperfect Paradise, Pastan uses a radical ordering scheme: the most obvious. It's bold and natural to place the poems in such a clear sequence, in this case the five stages. No secret code or subtle ordering "trick" here; it's all laid out in the table of contents.The turns in her poems are often soft and, at the same time, unexpected. Here's an ars poetica:TouristA Tintoretto angeldisguises itself in the curlsof my eldest child,long grown to manhood.A kneeling woman is dressed in black;her darkness reaches all the way west,back to the place I come from.The few starsare like loose changein a strange currency.Even as I write these words on a scrap of hotel paperthey look to my own eyesas if I have translated themfrom anotherlanguage.

  • metaphor
    2018-08-25 21:01

    In the evening my griefs come to me one by one.They tell me what I had hoped to forget.They perch on my shoulderslike mourning doves.They are the color of light fading.

  • Tina
    2018-09-09 17:02

    Linda Pastan is one of my favorite poets. Her poems are wonderfully imagistic.

  • Valerie
    2018-09-13 18:03

    I am not a fan of poetry (a friend loaned me this book); this set of poems had a few gems.