Sharon Olds

(November 19, 1942 / San Francisco)

Japanese-American Farmhouse, California, 1942 - Poem by Sharon Olds

Everything has been taken that anyone
thought worth taking. The stairs are tilted,
scattered with sycamore leaves curled
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Comments about Japanese-American Farmhouse, California, 1942 by Sharon Olds

  • Gold Star - 13,697 Points Raymond Farrell (7/15/2015 9:05:00 AM)

    Well for the most part those so-called ignorant people put their lives on the line in WW II to preserve freedom. A lot of them died in the process. But every one of them are a damn site better than the generation that followed (of which I am a part) which has run the free world into the ground. No they weren't perfect and those that are should condemn them and nobody else. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 28,812 Points Kim Barney (11/29/2014 11:39:00 AM)

    So much can be learned about the poet (poetess) from his or her poetry. You and I have much in common, Sharon. I was born not too many weeks before you were. I love every poem of yours that I have read so far. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (5/15/2014 10:37:00 AM)

    Have to agree with Rita's comment. Made me feel as if I was secretly getting a glimpse of a place I was not supposed to be. A compelling write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rita Cerniglia (3/13/2010 1:45:00 AM)

    What the eye describes in images - becomes the resulting revelation.
    I feel as though I have intruded on someone else's property and witnessed something that I was not invited to see. So compelling! (Report) Reply

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