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Poem for the weekend: Mock Orange

Mock Orange By Louise Gluck It is not the moon, I tell you. It is these flowers lighting the yard. I hate them. I hate them as I hate sex, the man’s mouth sealing my mouth, the man’s paralyzing body— … Continue reading

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Poem to end the year: The Untrustworthy Speaker

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, that’s when I’m least to be trusted. It’s very sad, really: all my … Continue reading

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When has my grief ever gotten in the way of your pleasure? – Louise Glück, End of summer

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This poem breaks my heart

It’s been a night of Louise Glück’s poems. This poem breaks open my heart like hammer to a coconut shell. Hesitate to call By Louise Glück Lived to see you throwing Me aside. That fought Like netted fish inside me. … Continue reading

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Poem of the week

The Fire By Louise Glück Had you died when we were together I would have wanted nothing of you. Now I think of you as dead, it is better. Often, in the cool early evenings of the spring when, with … Continue reading

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Poem of the week

My favorite poet Louise Glück at her best: this poem is from Meadowlands Marina My heart was a stone wall you broke through anyway. My heart was an island garden about to be trampled by you. You didn’t want my … Continue reading

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