Louise Bogan

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

Louise Bogan Poems

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

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

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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; ...

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Roman Fountain

Up from the bronze, I saw
Water without a flaw
Rush to its rest in air,
Reach to its rest, and fall.

Bronze of the blackest shade,
An element man-made,
Shaping upright the bare
Clear gouts of water in air.

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