Louise Bogan

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

Louise Bogan Poems

1. To Be Sung On The Water 10/24/2013
2. Zone 4/15/2010
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. Knowledge 1/13/2003
10. A Tale 1/3/2003
11. Juan's Song 1/13/2003
12. Women 1/3/2003
13. The Frightened Man 1/13/2003
14. Betrothed 1/13/2003
15. Portrait 1/3/2003
16. Man Alone 1/13/2003
17. Sonnet 1/13/2003
18. Men Loved Wholly Beyond Wisdom 1/3/2003
19. Epitaph For A Romantic Woman 1/3/2003
20. The Alchemist 1/3/2003
21. Tears In Sleep 1/3/2003
22. Song For The Last Act 1/13/2003
23. Medusa 1/3/2003
24. Last Hill In A Vista 1/3/2003
25. To A Dead Lover 4/15/2010
26. Roman Fountain 1/13/2003
27. The Crossed Apple 1/3/2003
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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Last Hill In A Vista

Come, let us tell the weeds in ditches
How we are poor, who once had riches,
And lie out in the sparse and sodden
Pastures that the cows have trodden,
The while an autumn night seals down
The comforts of the wooden town.

Come, let us counsel some cold stranger
How we sought safety, but loved danger.

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