Poetry in Motion


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

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