Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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) .

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  • 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.'

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  • Jeff Dryer (2/19/2005 2:22:00 PM)

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

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Best Poem of Louise Gluck

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,
trying to decide about this new life.

Then they're in the cemetery, some of them
for the first time. They're frightened of crying,
sometimes of not crying. Someone leans over,
tells them what to do next, which might mean
saying a few words, sometimes
throwing dirt in the open grave.

And after that, everyone goes back to the house,
which is suddenly full of visitors.
The...

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Circe's Torment

I regret bitterly
The years of loving you in both
Your presence and absence, regret
The law, the vocation
That forbid me to keep you, the sea
A sheet of glass, the sun-bleached
Beauty of the Greek ships: how
Could I have power if
I had no wish