Linda Pastan

Linda Pastan (1932 - Present)

Linda Pastan was born in New York City in 1932. She has published many books of poetry, including The Five Stages of Grief (1981), Waiting for My Life (1981), and PM/AM: New and Selected Poems (1982). She has won the Dylan Thomas Award, the Di Castagnola Award, The Bess Hokin Prize of Poetry magazine, the Virginia Faulkner Award from Prairie Schooner, and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Linda Pastan's poem To A Daughter Leaving Home


  1. nikita says:

    it could have been better .but it was nice

  2. saasoo says:

    i love this poem because it is related to our daily life when our parents become worried about us more than usual; but life will be okay and they should respect our life and our choices.

  3. roy says:

    thanks nice beutiful.

  4. Virginia says:

    To a Daughter Leaving Home is about parents having to let go. They teach their kids to be independent and when they finally are, parents want to be needed. They wait for their kids to crash and run back to them.

  5. rodger says:

    Simple,precise little poem comparing a daughter learning to ride a bike to leaving home and the mother`s feelings towards it. It portrays the mother`s feeling of trepidation watching her daughter go through life`s process.

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