Treasure Island

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

The Borders

To say that she came into me,
from another world, is not true.
Nothing comes into the universe
and nothing leaves it.
My mother—I mean my daughter did not
enter me. She began to exist
inside me—she appeared within me.
And my mother did not enter me.
When she lay down, to pray, on me,

[Hata Bildir]