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Aspects of Eve

Linda Pastan

To have been one
of many ribs
and to be chosen.
To grow into something
quite different
knocking finally
as a bone knocks
on the closed gates of the garden—
which unexpectedly

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"Aspects of Eve" from Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998 by Linda Pastan. Copyright © 1998. Reprinted with the permission of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.


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