Treasure Island

Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Poems of Louise Gluck

41. The Untrustworthy Speaker 1/1/2004
42. The White Lilies 1/1/2004
43. The Wild Iris 1/1/2004
44. Vespers 1/1/2004
45. Widows 1/1/2004

The Gold Lily

As I perceive
I am dying now and know
I will not speak again, will not
survive the earth, be summoned
out of it again, not
a flower yet, a spine only, raw dirt
catching my ribs, I call you,
father and master: all around,
my companions are failing, thinking

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