Monday, January 13, 2003

The Unborn Comments

Rating: 3.8

Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
The children we could have,
The glimmer of them.

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Sharon Olds
COMMENTS
Kim Barney 01 July 2021

Just revisiting some of the poems on my favorites list......

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Keith Brown 23 April 2020

This is another of your poems worthy of poem of the day

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Sally Plumb Plumb 23 April 2020

I love songs about babies.

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Alem Hailu G/kristos 23 November 2017

The way you crated the poem is amazing.It conjures the image in one's mind

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Lawanya Wijesekara 20 June 2016

i love this poem....feel I've been there with the same feeling And sometimes, like tonight, by some black Second sight I can feel just one of them Standing on the edge of a cliff by the sea In the dark, stretching its arms out Desperately to me. .... and our arms seem too short.... to reach out to catch the hand held with hope... just a little too short..

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Kim Barney 29 November 2014

Amazing poem. I love it and am adding it to my favorite poems list. Will read more of your poems, Sharon.

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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 29 November 2014

Its a wonderful poem. Its more wonderful to get a feeling about your heart, Sharon. A heart filled with compassion only can write poems like this. You did it. Thanks for sharing. Full marks!

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Rajnish Manga 29 November 2014

The poem reminds me of those unfortunate societies where a girl child is not welcome, hence people resort to foeticide. This is a very poignant commentary on those unborn babies, unborn dreams, anything aborted before birth. Please accept my sincere thanks.

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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014

One of my favorite poems by the poet. So much tender honesty and heartfelt longing. Simply beautiful.

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Akila A 16 December 2013

Today i got a chance to read this poem and i was stretching out my arms to hold them. A very wam and lively poem. Thanks for the good one.

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Tamara Likhach 03 December 2013

Just my feelings for many years. As in my dreams. Thanks!

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Kathryn Mahan 30 November 2013

This piece has such deep feeling... very nicely written.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 29 November 2013

this poem gives me the eerie feeling of something waiting to happen, , , something like standing on the edge of a cliff...good write...

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Alistair Graham 29 November 2013

The Born Babies Puppies Kittens In a cuddled state Of mind, In the strong Arms of the law Of nature.

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Ruth Owusu 24 January 2013

love this poem, it speaks to my heart and i can relate with it. love your style of write..

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Nida Nawaz 24 January 2013

Beautiful poem regarding infanticide.

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Leslie Philibert 16 January 2013

A brillant poem from an established poet, who has recently been hounoured. She is too good for this site

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Stephen W 07 January 2013

I don't think this poem has anything to do with abortion. What are people thinking?

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Paul Anthony 01 January 2013

Wow, no messing here, straight for the jugular. unbelievable. Love it. Love it

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Savita Tyagi 26 December 2012

If words can touch any heart this poem does that.

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