Louise Gluck

New York / United States
Louise Gluck
New York / United States
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The Red Poppy

Rating: 3.8
The great thing
is not having
a mind. Feelings:
oh, I have those; they
govern me. I have
a lord in heaven
called the sun, and open
for him, showing him
the fire of my own heart, fire
like his presence.
What could such glory be
if not a heart? Oh my brothers and sisters,
were you like me once, long ago,
before you were human? Did you
permit yourselves
to open once, who would never
open again? Because in truth
I am speaking now
the way you do. I speak
because I am shattered.
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COMMENTS
fortnite 25 January 2021
boooo just joking
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fynnley woodbridge 10 November 2020
i am looking at this website because i am writing poems about poppys. may the legends rest in peace.
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P A Noushad 16 October 2020
Very beautifully woven poem with great ideas dear friend Louise Gluck.
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Susan Williams 11 March 2016
Intriguing thoughts married to intriguing style
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Dev Anand 11 March 2016
showing him the fire of my own heart, fire like his presence. What could such glory be if not a heart? liked these verses very much. thank you.
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Sofia Fiona 11 March 2016
Very touching; it resonates with me.
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Edward Kofi Louis 11 March 2016
They govern me and, they lead me on in peace. Nice work.
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Edward Kofi Louis 11 March 2016
Thea govern me and, they lead me on. Nice work.
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Colleen Courtney 14 May 2014
An interesting piece. Nicely written!
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Sandra Adelmund 24 April 2009
I love the poems Gluck writes from the perspective of flowers because she often incorporates so much information directly from Greek mythology and her expression is absolutely exquisite. I
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