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Louise Gluck

New York / United States
Louise Gluck
New York / United States

Happiness

Rating: 3.6
A man and a woman lie on a white bed.
It is morning. I think
Soon they will waken.
On the bedside table is a vase
of lilies; sunlight
pools in their throats.
I watch him turn to her
as though to speak her name
but silently, deep in her mouth--
At the window ledge,
once, twice,
a bird calls.
And then she stirs; her body
fills with his breath.

I open my eyes; you are watching me.
Almost over this room
the sun is gliding.
Look at your face, you say,
holding your own close to me
to make a mirror.
How calm you are. And the burning wheel
passes gently over us.
Thursday, January 1, 2004
COMMENTS
PIERRE MIRONER 31 October 2020
MAKES ME THINK TO A PAINTING BY HOPPER
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Mahtab Bangalee 11 October 2020
by reading the poem serves the happiness seemingly in nightmare
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P A Noushad 09 October 2020
Beautiful creation into the deep insight of life.
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Chinedu Dike 28 August 2019
Well articulated and nicely brought forth with conviction. An insightful creation. Thanks for sharing.................
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Adeeb Alfateh 26 July 2019
At the window ledge, once, twice, a bird calls. BEAUTIFUL POEM GREAT 10+++
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Josey Alfred 19 April 2017
Calm and content they slept, the peace and freshness of the morning, all but speaks of a wonderful night, of accomplishment. Marvellous. Thanks for sharing.
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Rajnish Manga 27 November 2016
A lovely bedroom scene recreated with a man and a woman get up in the morning and cosying to greet their companionship. Thanks for sharing a nice poem.
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Neran Sati 14 October 2015
what a seducing caption of pair intimacy! dreamy moments twisting with reality - happines!
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Colleen Courtney 14 May 2014
Lovely and beautiful. Nicely written poem!
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Ruby Honeytip 15 September 2012
I love this poem so very much.....I come back often and carry a little of it around with me. Sigh: -) Thank you L G.
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