Sharon Olds

(November 19, 1942 / San Francisco)

The End


We decided to have the abortion, became
killers together. The period that came
changed nothing. They were dead, that young couple
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  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (5/15/2014 10:59:00 AM)

    Such an amazingly powerful write! So much vivid imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie V.e. Perkins (11/29/2013 5:38:00 PM)

    One wants only to escape from a poet who sees so far into one's life and into all its insufferable connections.
    I never thought before of abortion being such a terrifying metaphor, as in Shock and awe aborted the development of Iraq; after catastrophe, no recovery, and no rebirth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 306 Points Bill Grace (4/22/2006 11:21:00 PM)

    Poetry of such power it leaves me dizzy after only a second reading. Bill Grace (Report) Reply

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