Sharon Olds

(November 19, 1942 / San Francisco)

The Borders


To say that she came into me,
from another world, is not true.
Nothing comes into the universe
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  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (5/15/2014 10:51:00 AM)

    The moher-daughter relationship can be so beautiful but yet also so tenuous. Tender and poignant write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 306 Points Bill Grace (1/25/2009 10:53:00 PM)

    I envy the power of her craft. Bill Grace (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Walter Durk (3/11/2008 7:56:00 PM)

    This is a very emotional poem, sad yet telling. To me, it is beautifully written and touching. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Glenda Shank (2/20/2006 11:22:00 AM)

    This is an excellent capturing of the emotions of an abused woman and the resolution to keep her own ddaughter safe. My favorite by Sharon Olds. (Report) Reply

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