Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

21. Penelope's Song 1/1/2004
22. Parousia 1/1/2004
23. Parable Of The Dove 1/1/2004
24. Parable Of Faith 1/1/2004
25. Odysseus' Decision 1/1/2004
26. October 11/21/2014
27. Nostos 1/1/2004
28. Midnight 1/1/2004
29. Matins 1/1/2004
30. Lullaby 1/1/2004
31. Love Poem 1/1/2004
32. Labor Day 1/1/2004
33. Horse 1/1/2004
34. Happiness 1/1/2004
35. First Memory 1/1/2004
36. Early Darkness 1/1/2004
37. Confession 1/1/2004
38. Circe's Torment 1/1/2004
39. Circe's Power 1/1/2004
40. Circe's Grief 1/1/2004

Circe's Torment

I regret bitterly
The years of loving you in both
Your presence and absence, regret
The law, the vocation
That forbid me to keep you, the sea
A sheet of glass, the sun-bleached
Beauty of the Greek ships: how
Could I have power if
I had no wish

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