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"The Untrustworthy Speaker" by Louise Glück

Don’t listen to me; my heart’s been broken.

I don’t see anything objectively.

I know myself; I’ve learned to hear like a psychiatrist.

When I speak passionately, 204 more words


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

– Louise Gluck, “Child Crying Out”



we had only a few days, but they were very long,
the light changed constantly.
a few days, spread out over several years,
over the course of a decade. 169 more words


the empty glass :: louise glück

I asked for much; I received much.
I asked for much; I received little, I received
next to nothing.

And between? A few umbrellas opened indoors. 324 more words


"Lamium" by Louise Glück

This is how you live when you have a cold heart.
As I do: in shadows, trailing over cool rock,
under the great maple trees. 118 more words


What Did She Say?

(photo credit: Bertha Rogers)  Two baby Robins just a few days old at Bright Hill Literary  Center in Treadwell, NY. Bright Hill is under the direction of Festival Alumna, … 249 more words


Routine Message of Survival

Flowering Plum

In spring from the black branches of the flowering plum tree

the woodthrush issues its routine

message of survival. Where does such happiness come from… 241 more words