Louise Bogan

(August 11, 1897 – February 4, 1970 / Maine)

Louise Bogan Poems

1. A Tale 1/3/2003
2. Betrothed 1/13/2003
3. Cassandra 4/15/2010
4. Chanson Un Peu Naïve 1/13/2003
5. Epitaph For A Romantic Woman 1/3/2003
6. Juan's Song 1/13/2003
7. Knowledge 1/13/2003
8. Last Hill In A Vista 1/3/2003
9. Leave-Taking 4/15/2010
10. Man Alone 1/13/2003
11. Medusa 1/3/2003
12. Men Loved Wholly Beyond Wisdom 1/3/2003
13. Portrait 1/3/2003
14. Roman Fountain 1/13/2003
15. Solitary Observation Brought Back From A Sojourn In Hell 1/3/2003
16. Song For The Last Act 1/13/2003
17. Sonnet 1/13/2003
18. Statue And Birds 4/15/2010
19. Tears In Sleep 1/3/2003
20. The Alchemist 1/3/2003
21. The Crossed Apple 1/3/2003
22. The Dream 1/3/2003
23. The Frightened Man 1/13/2003
24. To A Dead Lover 4/15/2010
25. To Be Sung On The Water 10/24/2013
26. Women 1/3/2003
27. Words For Departure 1/13/2003
28. Zone 4/15/2010

Comments about Louise Bogan

  • Oone Tattered Oone Tattered (4/8/2014 5:39:00 AM)

    Last Hill in a Vista, I enjoyed this poem about nature and may come to read more of this ladies work,

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  • Joe Distefano (8/22/2006 8:13:00 AM)

    Re Louise Bogan: Mary Gordon, in her essay 'Getting There from Here' (republished in Gordon's 1991 book 'Good Boys and Dead Girls and Other Essays' quotes a Gordon poem, 'Saint Christopher', in its entirety. A quick online search appears to show that a manuscript of this poem is included in a list of Bogan's papers maintained at Georgetown University. But the poem does not appear to be in Poemhunter's 'All Poems' list for Bogan. Can you add it? Did Bogan write other poems about saints?
    Thanks, Joseph N. DiStefano, Philadelphia distefano251@hotmail.com

Best Poem of Louise Bogan

The Dream

O God, in the dream the terrible horse began
To paw at the air, and make for me with his blows,
Fear kept for thirty-five years poured through his mane,
And retribution equally old, or nearly, breathed through his nose.

Coward complete, I lay and wept on the ground
When some strong creature appeared, and leapt for the rein.
Another woman, as I lay half in a swound
Leapt in the air, and clutched at the leather and chain.

Give him, she said, something of yours as a charm.
Throw him, she said, some poor thing you alone claim.
No, no, I cried, he hates me; ...

Read the full of The Dream

Chanson Un Peu Naïve

What body can be ploughed,
Sown, and broken yearly?
But she would not die, she vowed,
But she has, nearly.
Sing, heart sing;
Call and carol clearly.

And, since she could not die,
Care would be a feather,

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