Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

1. A Fantasy 1/1/2004
2. A Myth of Devotion 6/15/2015
3. All Hallows 1/1/2004
4. An Adventure 6/30/2015
5. April 1/1/2004
6. Cana 1/1/2004
7. Castile 1/1/2004
8. Celestial Music 1/1/2004
9. Circe's Grief 1/1/2004
10. Circe's Power 1/1/2004
11. Circe's Torment 1/1/2004
12. Confession 1/1/2004
13. Early Darkness 1/1/2004
14. First Memory 1/1/2004
15. Happiness 1/1/2004
16. Horse 1/1/2004
17. Labor Day 1/1/2004
18. Love Poem 1/1/2004
19. Lullaby 1/1/2004
20. Matins 1/1/2004
21. Midnight 1/1/2004
22. Nostos 1/1/2004
23. October 11/21/2014
24. Odysseus' Decision 1/1/2004
25. Parable Of Faith 1/1/2004
26. Parable Of The Dove 1/1/2004
27. Parousia 1/1/2004
28. Penelope's Song 1/1/2004
29. Poem 1/1/2004
30. Portrait 4/7/2015
31. Retreating Wind 1/1/2004
32. Saints 1/1/2004
33. Siren 1/1/2004
34. Snow 1/1/2004
35. Snowdrops 1/1/2004
36. Summer 1/1/2004
37. The Butterfly 1/1/2004
38. The Fear Of Burial 1/1/2004
39. The Garden 1/1/2004
40. The Gold Lily 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 ...

Read the full of Celestial Music

Circe's Torment

I regret bitterly
The years of loving you in both
Your presence and absence, regret
The law, the vocation
That forbid me to keep you, the sea
A sheet of glass, the sun-bleached
Beauty of the Greek ships: how
Could I have power if
I had no wish

[Hata Bildir]