Louise Bogan

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

Louise Bogan Poems

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

To A Dead Lover

The dark is thrown
Back from the brightness, like hair
Cast over a shoulder.
I am alone,

Four years older;
Like the chairs and the walls
Which I once watched brighten
With you beside me. I was to waken
Never like this, whatever came or was taken.

The stalk grows, the year beats on the wind.
Apples come, and the month for their fall.
The bark spreads, the roots tighten.
Though today be the last
Or tomorrow all,
You will not mind.

That I may not remember
Does not matter.
I shall not be with you again.
What we ...

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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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