Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

1. A Summer Garden 5/25/2016
2. Aboriginal Landscape 5/25/2016
3. Archaic Fragment 5/25/2016
4. The Drowned Children 5/25/2016
5. Early December in Croton-on-Hudson 5/25/2016
6. The Empty Glass 5/25/2016
7. Midsummer 5/25/2016
8. Mother and Child 5/25/2016
9. Mock Orange 5/25/2016
10. An Adventure 6/30/2015
11. A Fable 9/15/2015
12. A Myth of Devotion 6/15/2015
13. Portrait 4/7/2015
14. Nocturne 5/25/2016
15. Parable of the Swans 5/25/2016
16. Visitors from Abroad 5/25/2016
17. The Wish 7/28/2016
18. Humidifier 5/25/2016
19. Epithalamium 10/20/2015
20. Elms 5/25/2016
21. End of Winter 5/25/2016
22. Parable of the Hostages 5/25/2016
23. Hyacinth 5/25/2016
24. Dawn 5/25/2016
25. The Racer's Widow 6/24/2015
26. The Past 6/18/2015
27. Vita Nova 5/25/2016
28. Afterword 5/25/2016
29. The Myth Of Innocence 3/21/2015
30. October 11/21/2014
31. The Garden 1/1/2004
32. The Gold Lily 1/1/2004
33. The Fear Of Burial 1/1/2004
34. Poem 1/1/2004
35. Saints 1/1/2004
36. Summer 1/1/2004
37. The Pond 1/1/2004
38. Retreating Wind 1/1/2004
39. The Butterfly 1/1/2004
40. The White Lilies 1/1/2004

Comments about Louise Gluck

  • shayze fudgelark (3/3/2018 5:47:00 PM)

    depressed!

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  • Savita Tyagi Savita Tyagi (10/14/2015 9:01:00 AM)

    wonderful! Such deep insight in emotional understanding.

  • Guillermo Fernandez (8/15/2014 12:26:00 PM)

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  • Richard Beevor (5/28/2014 10:22:00 AM)

    All Hallows has a lovely dark chill that gives me a tingle, one of my favourite poems as of today, you are a wonderful poet, I wish I could aspire to your heights, thank you for your work.

  • Jacqui Thewless Jacqui Thewless (4/20/2010 11:00:00 AM)

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

  • Sylva Portoian (12/12/2009 4:44:00 AM)

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

  • Jeff Dryer (2/19/2005 2:22:00 PM)

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

Best Poem of Louise Gluck

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.
Brave too, able to face unpleasantness.

We found a caterpillar dying in the dirt, greedy ants crawling over it.
I'm always moved by disaster, always eager to oppose vitality
But timid also, quick to shut my eyes.
Whereas my friend was able to watch, to let events play out
According to nature. For my sake she intervened
Brushing a few ants off the torn thing, and set it ...

Read the full of Celestial Music

All Hallows

Even now this landscape is assembling.
The hills darken. The oxen
Sleep in their blue yoke,
The fields having been
Picked clean, the sheaves
Bound evenly and piled at the roadside
Among cinquefoil, as the toothed moon rises:

This is the barrenness

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