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Daily Poem – To a Daughter Leaving Home

July 13, 2006

To a Daughter Leaving Home

Linda Pastan


When I taught you
at eight to ride
a bicycle, loping along
beside you
as you wobbled away
on two round wheels,
my own mouth rounding
in surprise when you pulled
ahead down the curved
path of the park,
I kept waiting
for the thud
of your crash as I
sprinted to catch up,
…for the complete poem, go to:
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/075.html
Primary Source:
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