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"Faithful and Virtuous Night" by Louise by Louise Glück

Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück

This book of connected poems is a real tour de force.  The title comes from a book that the speaker’s brother is reading when they are young.  1,138 more words

Poetry

The soul is silent

The soul is silent.
If it speaks at all
it speaks in dreams.

~Louise Gluck

Why Poetry? Better Still: Why Not?

While the sale of poetry books continues to languish and the number of readers who love reading (asterisk: only not poetry books) continues to skyrocket, there’s still a healthy cottage industry in writing not poetry but ABOUT poetry. 438 more words

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"Utopia" by Louise Glück

When the train stops, the woman said, you must get on it. But how will I
know, the child asked, it is the right train? It will be the right train, said the… 93 more words

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Gretel in Darkness

summer afternoons you look at me as though
you meant to leave,
as though it never happened.
But I killed for you. I see armed firs, 36 more words

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Louise Glück

Far away you turn your head:
through still grass the wind
moves into a human language

and the darkness comes,
the long nights
pass into stationary darkness. 21 more words

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“The Couple in the Park” by Louise Glück

A man walks alone in the park and beside him a woman walks, also alone.
How does one know? It is as though a line exists between them, like a line on… 135 more words

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