Louise Gluck

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Born in 1943, Louise Glück is an American poet. She was born in New York City and grew up in Long Island. Her father helped invent the X-Acto Knife. Glück graduated in 1961 from George W. Hewlett High School, in Hewlett, New York. She went on to attend Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.

Glück won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 199 ...

Louise Gluck Poems

Celestial Music

I have a friend who still believes in heaven.
Not a stupid person, yet with all she knows, she literally talks to God.
She thinks someone listens in heaven.
On earth she's unusually competent.

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,

First Memory

Long ago, I was wounded. I lived
to revenge myself
against my father, not
for what he was--

The Wild Iris

At the end of my suffering
there was a door.

Hear me out: that which you call death


A man and a woman lie on a white bed.
It is morning. I think
Soon they will waken.
On the bedside table is a vase

Louise Gluck Comments

Jeff Dryer 19 February 2005

This is not your poem. Good try though. Its by John Donne.

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Sylva Portoian 12 December 2009

I liked the Third Stanza: ' How can you understand me, if you can't understand your self.'

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Jacqui Thewless 20 April 2010

I'm wondering why my comment about Matins seems to have been repeated (not by myself) .

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Guillermo Fernandez 15 August 2014

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Savita Tyagi 14 October 2015

wonderful! Such deep insight in emotional understanding.

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R.A. Burleigh 19 February 2021

Poetic prose smells to me like a rose.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 21 December 2020

WOW! Dear Respected great Poetess. CONGRATULATIONS for winning The Nobel Prize 2020 for Literature. I am very proud of you, since you are POETESS. Unimaginable proud of you great Poetess! I You are supremely worthy of the honour. CONGRATULATIONS again. God Blesses you greatest together with your great and wonderful family.

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sara yanarocak 30 October 2020

i think they are so sad but never hopelesness

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carl Westhof 18 October 2020

Her poetry is not poetry, it is prose. Better puke.Come on folks lets get a real poet!

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P A Noushad 12 October 2020

Louise Gluck the depth of insight about my life I get from your poems.

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