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. My Son the Man 1/7/2015
10. One Year 1/13/2003
11. Primitive 1/13/2003
12. Still Life in Landscape 11/19/2011
13. Take the I Out 1/20/2003
14. The Borders 1/13/2003
15. The Clasp 1/13/2003
16. The Daughter Goes To Camp 1/13/2003
17. The End 1/13/2003
18. The Ferryer 1/20/2003
19. The Mortal One 1/13/2003
20. The Pact 11/19/2011

One Year

When I got to his marker, I sat on it,
like sitting on the edge of someone's bed
and I rubbed the smooth, speckled granite.
I took some tears from my jaw and neck
and started to wash a corner of his stone.
Then a black and amber ant
ran out onto the granite, and off it,
and another ant hauled a dead
ant onto the stone, leaving it, and not coming back.

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