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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


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


“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


The "M" Word: Looking At the Intersection of Myth and Modernity


There always seems to be some sort of mysticism surrounding the notion of “myths”. Often, they can seem inaccessible. They’re something of the past, locked away in a box only Classics majors have the keys to, and not really something you think about on a day-to-day basis. 579 more words

Louise Glück

I think here I will leave you. It has come to seem
there is no perfect ending.
Indeed, there are infinite endings.
Or perhaps, once one begins, 24 more words





Is it winter again, is it cold again,
didn’t Frank just slip on the ice,
didn’t he heal, weren’t the spring seeds planted… 1,005 more words


the untrustworthy speaker :: 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, 190 more words