Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Poems of Louise Gluck

21. Odysseus' Decision 1/1/2004
22. Parable Of Faith 1/1/2004
23. Parable Of The Dove 1/1/2004
24. Parousia 1/1/2004
25. Penelope's Song 1/1/2004
26. Poem 1/1/2004
27. Retreating Wind 1/1/2004
28. Saints 1/1/2004
29. Siren 1/1/2004
30. Snow 1/1/2004
31. Snowdrops 1/1/2004
32. Summer 1/1/2004
33. The Butterfly 1/1/2004
34. The Fear Of Burial 1/1/2004
35. The Garden 1/1/2004
36. The Gold Lily 1/1/2004
37. The Pond 1/1/2004
38. The Red Poppy 1/1/2004
39. The Silver Lily 1/1/2004
40. The Triumph Of Achilles 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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