Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

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