Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

1. A Fable 9/15/2015
2. A Fantasy 1/1/2004
3. A Myth of Devotion 6/15/2015
4. A Summer Garden 5/25/2016
5. Aboriginal Landscape 5/25/2016
6. Afterword 5/25/2016
7. All Hallows 1/1/2004
8. An Adventure 6/30/2015
9. April 1/1/2004
10. Archaic Fragment 5/25/2016
11. Cana 1/1/2004
12. Castile 1/1/2004
13. Celestial Music 1/1/2004
14. Circe's Grief 1/1/2004
15. Circe's Power 1/1/2004
16. Circe's Torment 1/1/2004
17. Confession 1/1/2004
18. Dawn 5/25/2016
19. Early Darkness 1/1/2004
20. Early December in Croton-on-Hudson 5/25/2016
21. Elms 5/25/2016
22. End of Winter 5/25/2016
23. Epithalamium 10/20/2015
24. First Memory 1/1/2004
25. Happiness 1/1/2004
26. Horse 1/1/2004
27. Humidifier 5/25/2016
28. Hyacinth 5/25/2016
29. Labor Day 1/1/2004
30. Love Poem 1/1/2004
31. Lullaby 1/1/2004
32. Matins 1/1/2004
33. Midnight 1/1/2004
34. Midsummer 5/25/2016
35. Mock Orange 5/25/2016
36. Mother and Child 5/25/2016
37. Nocturne 5/25/2016
38. Nostos 1/1/2004
39. October 11/21/2014
40. Odysseus' Decision 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Louise Gluck

Celestial Music

I have a friend who still believes in heaven.
Not a stupid person, yet with all she knows, she literally talks to God.
She thinks someone listens in heaven.
On earth she's unusually competent.
Brave too, able to face unpleasantness.

We found a caterpillar dying in the dirt, greedy ants crawling over it.
I'm always moved by disaster, always eager to oppose vitality
But timid also, quick to shut my eyes.
Whereas my friend was able to watch, to let events play out
According to nature. For my sake she intervened
Brushing a few ants off the torn thing, and set it ...

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All Hallows

Even now this landscape is assembling.
The hills darken. The oxen
Sleep in their blue yoke,
The fields having been
Picked clean, the sheaves
Bound evenly and piled at the roadside
Among cinquefoil, as the toothed moon rises:

This is the barrenness

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