LOUISE GLÜCK 1943 - 2023

I was trying to love matter.
I taped a sign over the mirror:
You cannot hate matter and love form.
It was a beautiful day, though cold.
This was, for me, an extravagantly emotional gesture.
.......your poem:
tried, but could not.
I taped a sign over the first sign:
Cry, weep, thrash yourself, rend your garments
List of things to love:
dirt, food, shells, human hair.
....... said
tasteless excess. Then I
rent the signs.
the naked mirror.


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