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Louise Gluck - Circe's Power

I never turned anyone into a pig.
Some people are pigs; I make them
Look like pigs.

I'm sick of your world
That lets the outside disguise the inside. Your men weren't bad men;
Undisciplined life
Did that to them. As pigs,

Under the care of
Me and my ladies, they
Sweetened right up.

Then I reversed the spell, showing you my goodness
As well as my power. I saw

We could be happy here,
As men and women are
When their needs are simple. In the same breath,

I foresaw your departure,
Your men with my help braving
The crying and pounding sea. You think

A few tears upset me? My friend,
Every sorceress is
A pragmatist at heart; nobody sees essence who can't
Face limitation. If I wanted only to hold you

I could hold you prisoner.

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Poet: Louise Gluck
Poem: Circe's Power
Poem of the Day: Feb 20 2013

Comment 3 of 3, added on October 18th, 2016 at 2:45 PM.
Facism

I r8 8/8

Will Yin from Uzbekistan
Comment 2 of 3, added on October 18th, 2016 at 2:39 PM.

Tots delish

Nate Kolmodin from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 1 of 3, added on October 18th, 2016 at 8:59 AM.
DEATH

THIS POEM IS SOO GOOD JUST READ IT 90 TIMES

danny hofman

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