Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

1. A Fantasy 1/1/2004
2. A Myth of Devotion 6/15/2015
3. All Hallows 1/1/2004
4. An Adventure 6/30/2015
5. April 1/1/2004
6. Cana 1/1/2004
7. Castile 1/1/2004
8. Celestial Music 1/1/2004
9. Circe's Grief 1/1/2004
10. Circe's Power 1/1/2004
11. Circe's Torment 1/1/2004
12. Confession 1/1/2004
13. Early Darkness 1/1/2004
14. First Memory 1/1/2004
15. Happiness 1/1/2004
16. Horse 1/1/2004
17. Labor Day 1/1/2004
18. Love Poem 1/1/2004
19. Lullaby 1/1/2004
20. Matins 1/1/2004
21. Midnight 1/1/2004
22. Nostos 1/1/2004
23. October 11/21/2014
24. Odysseus' Decision 1/1/2004
25. Parable Of Faith 1/1/2004
26. Parable Of The Dove 1/1/2004
27. Parousia 1/1/2004
28. Penelope's Song 1/1/2004
29. Poem 1/1/2004
30. Portrait 4/7/2015
31. Retreating Wind 1/1/2004
32. Saints 1/1/2004
33. Siren 1/1/2004
34. Snow 1/1/2004
35. Snowdrops 1/1/2004
36. Summer 1/1/2004
37. The Butterfly 1/1/2004
38. The Fear Of Burial 1/1/2004
39. The Garden 1/1/2004
40. The Gold Lily 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Louise Gluck

A Fantasy

I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
Every day, in funeral homes, new widows are born,
new orphans. They sit with their hands folded,
trying to decide about this new life.

Then they're in the cemetery, some of them
for the first time. They're frightened of crying,
sometimes of not crying. Someone leans over,
tells them what to do next, which might mean
saying a few words, sometimes
throwing dirt in the open grave.

And after that, everyone goes back to the house,
which is suddenly full of visitors.
The...

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All Hallows

Even now this landscape is assembling.
The hills darken. The oxen
Sleep in their blue yoke,
The fields having been
Picked clean, the sheaves
Bound evenly and piled at the roadside
Among cinquefoil, as the toothed moon rises:

This is the barrenness

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