Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

1. Widows 1/1/2004
2. Vespers 1/1/2004
3. The Wild Iris 1/1/2004
4. The White Lilies 1/1/2004
5. The Untrustworthy Speaker 1/1/2004
6. The Triumph Of Achilles 1/1/2004
7. The Silver Lily 1/1/2004
8. The Red Poppy 1/1/2004
9. The Pond 1/1/2004
10. The Gold Lily 1/1/2004
11. The Garden 1/1/2004
12. The Fear Of Burial 1/1/2004
13. The Butterfly 1/1/2004
14. Summer 1/1/2004
15. Snowdrops 1/1/2004
16. Snow 1/1/2004
17. Siren 1/1/2004
18. Saints 1/1/2004
19. Retreating Wind 1/1/2004
20. Poem 1/1/2004

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,

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