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Olga Broumas

  • Whatever is past / and has come to an end / cannot be brought back by sorrow.

    • Olga Broumas,
    • "Triple Muse," Beginning With O ()
  • I am a woman / who understands / the necessity of an impulse whose goal or origin / still lie beyond me.

    • Olga Broumas,
    • "Artemis," Beginning With O ()
  • ... in a ward on fire, we must / find words / or burn.

    • Olga Broumas,
    • "Artemis," Beginning With O ()
  • I grow old, old / without you, Mother, landscape / of my heart.

    • Olga Broumas,
    • "Little Red Riding Hood," Beginning With O ()
  • Even when I cannot write, I know I am still a writer, just the way I know I am still sexual even if I have not had a lover for many months.

    • Olga Broumas,
    • in Bonnie Friedman, Writing Past Dark ()

Olga Broumas, Greek-born U.S. poet