Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

All Hallows - Poem by Louise Gluck

Even now this landscape is assembling.
The hills darken. The oxen
Sleep in their blue yoke,
The fields having been
Picked clean, the sheaves
Bound evenly and piled at the roadside
Among cinquefoil, as the toothed moon rises:

This is the barrenness
Of harvest or pestilence
And the wife leaning out the window
With her hand extended, as in payment,
And the seeds
Distinct, gold, calling
Come here
Come here, little one

And the soul creeps out of the tree.


Comments about All Hallows by Louise Gluck

  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (5/14/2014 8:58:00 PM)

    An interesting poem. Nice imagery. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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