Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

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

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

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