Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

1. Celestial Music 1/1/2004
2. A Fantasy 1/1/2004
3. Horse 1/1/2004
4. Happiness 1/1/2004
5. Early Darkness 1/1/2004
6. April 1/1/2004
7. First Memory 1/1/2004
8. Circe's Power 1/1/2004
9. Love Poem 1/1/2004
10. Midnight 1/1/2004
11. Confession 1/1/2004
12. The Wild Iris 1/1/2004
13. Circe's Torment 1/1/2004
14. Circe's Grief 1/1/2004
15. Odysseus' Decision 1/1/2004
16. All Hallows 1/1/2004
17. Lullaby 1/1/2004
18. Matins 1/1/2004
19. Labor Day 1/1/2004
20. Parable Of The Dove 1/1/2004

Confession

To say I'm without fear--
It wouldn't be true.
I'm afraid of sickness, humiliation.
Like anyone, I have my dreams.
But I've learned to hide them,
To protect myself
From fulfillment: all happiness
Attracts the Fates' anger.
They are sisters, savages--
In the end they have
No emotion but envy.

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