Poem of the Week, by Sharon Olds

2 thoughts on “Poem of the Week, by Sharon Olds”

  1. …”in the truth of our situation, the poems/
    heavy as poached game hanging from my hands.”

    Oh my. How could so few words, a single image, convey so much complexity between these two married people? His resentment and loneliness and incomprehension…her unrelenting pursuit of her art at at all costs, then bringing home the prize (the joy). I’m in awe! Thanks for sharing poems, Alison – I look for them every week!

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  2. Denise, I’m so glad you enjoy the poems! And I completely agree with you about those two lines. They’ve stayed with me since my very first reading of this poem many years ago.

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