Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

1. Widows 1/1/2004
2. Vespers 1/1/2004
3. The Wild Iris 1/1/2004
4. The White Lilies 1/1/2004
5. The Untrustworthy Speaker 1/1/2004
6. The Triumph Of Achilles 1/1/2004
7. The Silver Lily 1/1/2004
8. The Red Poppy 1/1/2004
9. The Pond 1/1/2004
10. The Myth of Innocence -new- 3/21/2015
11. The Gold Lily 1/1/2004
12. The Garden 1/1/2004
13. The Fear Of Burial 1/1/2004
14. The Butterfly 1/1/2004
15. Summer 1/1/2004
16. Snowdrops 1/1/2004
17. Snow 1/1/2004
18. Siren 1/1/2004
19. Saints 1/1/2004
20. Retreating Wind 1/1/2004

Confession

To say I'm without fear--
It wouldn't be true.
I'm afraid of sickness, humiliation.
Like anyone, I have my dreams.
But I've learned to hide them,
To protect myself
From fulfillment: all happiness
Attracts the Fates' anger.
They are sisters, savages--
In the end they have
No emotion but envy.

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