As I read Linda Pastan’s obituary in the Washington Post I remembered a book of hers on my shelf. When I read The Last Uncle I was so moved by her poetry, I wrote to her. She wrote back. Fortunately I’d tucked the postcard inside the book. Postmarked 2004.
Because I don’t have permission to reprint her poems here today, my wish is you’ll find one, they are out there on the Internet, read her words and know the world will miss her.
A link to Linda Pastan reading three of her poems.
Here’s a link to Kirk Lawrence reading of one of her poems on YouTube titled My Obituary
How special to have that postcard.
I love that she wrote back to you. That speaks a lot to her kind and appreciative spirit.
I just spent a few minutes reading some of her poems. Lovely.
I’m glad you read some of her work.