Sharon Olds

(November 19, 1942 / San Francisco)

Poems of Sharon Olds

1. 1954 1/13/2003
2. A Week Later 1/13/2003
3. Crab 1/13/2003
4. Her First Week 11/28/2014
5. I Could Not Tell 11/19/2011
6. I Go Back to May 1937 11/19/2011
7. Japanese-American Farmhouse, California, 1942 1/20/2003
8. May 1968 1/20/2003
9. One Year 1/13/2003
10. Primitive 1/13/2003
11. Still Life in Landscape 11/19/2011
12. Take the I Out 1/20/2003
13. The Borders 1/13/2003
14. The Clasp 1/13/2003
15. The Daughter Goes To Camp 1/13/2003
16. The End 1/13/2003
17. The Ferryer 1/20/2003
18. The Mortal One 1/13/2003
19. The Pact 11/19/2011
20. The Sash 1/13/2003

Primitive

I have heard about the civilized,
the marriages run on talk, elegant and honest, rational. But you and I are
savages. You come in with a bag,
hold it out to me in silence.
I know Moo Shu Pork when I smell it
and understand the message: I have
pleased you greatly last night. We sit
quietly, side by side, to eat,
the long pancakes dangling and spilling,

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