Louise Bogan

(August 11, 1897 – February 4, 1970 / Maine)

Louise Bogan Poems

1. Zone 4/15/2010
2. To Be Sung On The Water 10/24/2013
3. Statue And Birds 4/15/2010
4. Cassandra 4/15/2010
5. Words For Departure 1/13/2003
6. Leave-Taking 4/15/2010
7. Chanson Un Peu Naïve 1/13/2003
8. Solitary Observation Brought Back From A Sojourn In Hell 1/3/2003
9. Portrait 1/3/2003
10. Knowledge 1/13/2003
11. A Tale 1/3/2003
12. Juan's Song 1/13/2003
13. The Frightened Man 1/13/2003
14. Epitaph For A Romantic Woman 1/3/2003
15. Betrothed 1/13/2003
16. Man Alone 1/13/2003
17. Men Loved Wholly Beyond Wisdom 1/3/2003
18. Sonnet 1/13/2003
19. Women 1/3/2003
20. Tears In Sleep 1/3/2003
21. Medusa 1/3/2003
22. The Alchemist 1/3/2003
23. Last Hill In A Vista 1/3/2003
24. To A Dead Lover 4/15/2010
25. Song For The Last Act 1/13/2003
26. The Crossed Apple 1/3/2003
27. Roman Fountain 1/13/2003
28. The Dream 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Louise Bogan

The Dream

O God, in the dream the terrible horse began
To paw at the air, and make for me with his blows,
Fear kept for thirty-five years poured through his mane,
And retribution equally old, or nearly, breathed through his nose.

Coward complete, I lay and wept on the ground
When some strong creature appeared, and leapt for the rein.
Another woman, as I lay half in a swound
Leapt in the air, and clutched at the leather and chain.

Give him, she said, something of yours as a charm.
Throw him, she said, some poor thing you alone claim.
No, no, I cried, he hates me; ...

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A Tale

This youth too long has heard the break
Of waters in a land of change.
He goes to see what suns can make
From soil more indurate and strange.

He cuts what holds his days together
And shuts him in, as lock on lock:
The arrowed vane announcing weather,
The tripping racket of a clock;

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