Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

41. The Butterfly 1/1/2004
42. The Silver Lily 1/1/2004
43. Siren 1/1/2004
44. Snow 1/1/2004
45. The Triumph Of Achilles 1/1/2004
46. Parousia 1/1/2004
47. Vespers 1/1/2004
48. Parable Of Faith 1/1/2004
49. The Untrustworthy Speaker 1/1/2004
50. Widows 1/1/2004
51. Cana 1/1/2004
52. Labor Day 1/1/2004
53. Nostos 1/1/2004
54. Penelope's Song 1/1/2004
55. Parable Of The Dove 1/1/2004
56. Circe's Torment 1/1/2004
57. Circe's Grief 1/1/2004
58. Matins 1/1/2004
59. Odysseus' Decision 1/1/2004
60. All Hallows 1/1/2004
61. Confession 1/1/2004
62. Midnight 1/1/2004
63. The Red Poppy 1/1/2004
64. Love Poem 1/1/2004
65. April 1/1/2004
66. Castile 1/1/2004
67. The Wild Iris 1/1/2004
68. Lullaby 1/1/2004
69. Circe's Power 1/1/2004
70. Horse 1/1/2004
71. Early Darkness 1/1/2004
72. Happiness 1/1/2004
73. First Memory 1/1/2004
74. A Fantasy 1/1/2004
75. Celestial Music 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 ...

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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

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