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Circe's Power - Poem by Louise Gluck

I never turned anyone into a pig.
Some people are pigs; I make them
Look like pigs.

I'm sick of your world
That lets the outside disguise the inside. Your men weren't bad men;
Undisciplined life
Did that to them. As pigs,

Under the care of
Me and my ladies, they
Sweetened right up.

Then I reversed the spell, showing you my goodness
As well as my power. I saw

We could be happy here,
As men and women are
When their needs are simple. In the same breath,

I foresaw your departure,
Your men with my help braving
The crying and pounding sea. You think

A few tears upset me? My friend,
Every sorceress is
A pragmatist at heart; nobody sees essence who can't
Face limitation. If I wanted only to hold you

I could hold you prisoner.


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  • Gold Star - 15,824 Points Adeeb Alfateh (6/19/2019 4:27:00 AM)

    We could be happy here,
    As men and women are
    When their needs are simple. In the same breath,

    I foresaw your departure,
    Your men with my help braving
    The crying and pounding sea. You think


    great write 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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  • Rookie your nan (5/18/2019 4:19:00 AM)

    thx i used it for mt hw: p :) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Dominic Segui (5/8/2018 9:49:00 AM)

    Enjoyable to read when your feeling down (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 672 Points Sona Wilae (2/9/2018 11:06:00 PM)

    A pragmatist at heart; nobody sees essence who can't Face limitation. Classic metaphor, I rather enjoyed. Nice write. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 63 Points Colleen Courtney (5/14/2014 9:09:00 PM)

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Power Poems
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  5. 5. Sonnet 126: O Thou, My Lovely Boy, Who I..
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  6. 6. The Power Of Words
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  7. 7. Sonnet 150: O From What Power Hast Thou ..
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  8. 8. I Took My Power In My Hand
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  9. 9. Remember Him, Whom Passion's Power
    George Gordon Byron
  10. 10. Nor The Sun Its Selling Power
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  11. 11. Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music
    John Dryden
  12. 12. Sonnet 39 - Because Thou Hast The Power ..
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  13. 13. The Power Of Prayer
    Sidney Lanier
  14. 14. Power
    Aleister Crowley
  15. 15. The Power Of Art
    George Santayana
  16. 16. Had I The Power That Have The Will
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  17. 17. Power Of Love
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  18. 18. The Power Of Woman
    Friedrich Schiller
  19. 19. O Thou Dread Power
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  20. 20. Sonnet Xciv: They That Have Power To Hur..
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  22. 22. (934) Power Of God
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  23. 23. A Tower Of Power
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  24. 24. Mighty Horny Power Rangers
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  25. 25. Dying For Power
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  26. 26. Sonnet Xxxix: Because Thou Hast The Power
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  27. 27. (504) God's Power
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  28. 28. The Power Of Song
    Friedrich Schiller
  29. 29. The Power Of One
    Mary Havran
  30. 30. Ceaseless Power
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  31. 31. To Be Alive—is Power
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  32. 32. The Power Of Armies Is A Visible Thing
    William Wordsworth
  33. 33. Power Or No Power
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  34. 34. Power Conferred By Money
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  35. 35. His Power Bounded, Greater Is His Might
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  36. 36. Power Rangers Lust Galaxy
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  37. 37. To Have Power Over Others
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  38. 38. ....Advise Of Those In Power..To Those W..
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  39. 39. Power
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  40. 40. Candle Power
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  41. 41. The Power Of One
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  42. 42. The Power To Be True To You
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  43. 43. The Twenty Hoss-Power Shay
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  44. 44. Nuclear Power
    Irena Ksepko
  45. 45. A Sweet Power
    Mary Wismer
  46. 46. Power
    DENNIS TAYLOR
  47. 47. In The Power Of Love
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  48. 48. Power Of Silence
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  49. 49. The Power Of Good-Bye
    Agata Konopka
  50. 50. A Place Of Power
    James Grengs

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Power Poems

  1. The Power Of The Dog

    There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; And when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. Buy a pup and your money will buy Love unflinching that cannot lie-- Perfect passion and worship fed By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head. Nevertheless it is hardly fair To risk your heart for a dog to tear. When the fourteen years which Nature permits Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits, And the vet's unspoken prescription runs To lethal chambers or loaded guns, Then you will find--it's your own affair-- But...you've given your heart for a dog to tear. When the body that lived at your single will, With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!); When the spirit that answered your every mood Is gone--wherever it goes--for good, You will discover how much you care, And will give your heart for the dog to tear. We've sorrow enough in the natural way, When it comes to burying Christian clay. Our loves are not given, but only lent, At compound interest of cent per cent. Though it is not always the case, I believe, That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve: For, when debts are payable, right or wrong, A short-time loan is as bad as a long-- So why in Heaven (before we are there) Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

  2. Power

    To some power is guns To some power is knifes To some power is the ability to read, and write. To some power is control To some power is a fist To some like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. power was words. To some power is like a trapped animal trying to get out of a cage. To some power is love To some power is art To some power is money To me power is knowledge So what is power to you?

  3. Sonnet 126: O Thou, My Lovely Boy, Who In Thy Power

    O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power Dost hold Time's fickle glass his fickle hour; Who hast by waning grown, and therein show'st Thy lovers withering, as thy sweet self grow'st. If Nature, sovereign mistress over wrack, As thou goest onwards, still will pluck thee back, She keeps thee to this purpose, that her skill May Time disgrace, and wretched minutes kill. Yet fear her, O thou minion of her pleasure! She may detain, but not still keep her treasure. Her audit, though delayed, answered must be, And her quietus is to render thee.

  4. Sonnet 94: They That Have Power To Hurt And Will Do None

    They that have power to hurt and will do none, That do not do the thing, they most do show, Who, moving others, are themselves as stone, Unmovèd, cold, and to temptation slow, They rightly do inherit heaven's graces, And husband nature's riches from expense; They are the lords and owners of their faces, Others, but stewards of their excellence. The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself, it only live and die, But if that flower with base infection meet, The basest weed outbraves his dignity. For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.

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