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by Linda Pastan

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RA 28.8, RA 14.4

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Also by Linda Pastan:
Deer (1996)
Green Thumb (1985)
Prosody 101 (1983)

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They come
by stealth, spreading
the rumour of spring --
near the hedge . . .
by the gate . . .
at our chilly feet . . .
mothers of saffron, fathers
of insurrection, purple
and yellow scouts
of an army still massing
just to the south.

Copyright 1989 by Linda Pastan. All rights reserved. Used by permission. As published in Heroes in Disguise (W. W. Norton, 1991).
Originally published in
The Atlantic Monthly, May 1989.

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