Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Louise Gluck Poems

41. Circe's Grief 1/1/2004
42. Celestial Music 1/1/2004
43. Castile 1/1/2004
44. Cana 1/1/2004
45. April 1/1/2004
46. All Hallows 1/1/2004
47. A Fantasy 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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