Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
May 29th, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 315,122 comments.
Louise Gluck - Parousia

Love of my life, you
Are lost and I am
Young again.

A few years pass.
The air fills
With girlish music;
In the front yard
The apple tree is
Studded with blossoms.

I try to win you back,
That is the point
Of the writing.
But you are gone forever,
As in Russian novels, saying
A few words I don't remember-

How lush the world is,
How full of things that don't belong to me-

I watch the blossoms shatter,
No longer pink,
But old, old, a yellowish white-
The petals seem
To float on the bright grass,
Fluttering slightly.

What a nothing you were,
To be changed so quickly
Into an image, an odor-
You are everywhere, source
Of wisdom and anguish. 

Share |

Added: Apr 12 2005 | Viewed: 3651 times | Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck Comments (11)

Parousia - Comments and Information

Poet: Louise Gluck
Poem: Parousia
Poem of the Day: Sep 27 2010

Comment 11 of 11, added on November 28th, 2015 at 5:56 AM.

OkRBGz Wow! Thank you! I continually needed to write on my blog something like that. Can I include a fragment of your post to my blog?

fiverr crorkservice from Slovenia
Comment 10 of 11, added on September 3rd, 2015 at 1:41 AM.

nMx3vN Keep up the wonderful piece of work, I read few blog posts on this internet site and I believe that your blog is rattling interesting and has got bands of superb information.

michael crork from Japan
Comment 9 of 11, added on February 5th, 2015 at 2:45 AM.

OHIhUs Wow! Thank you! I permanently wanted to write on my blog something like that. Can I include a part of your post to my site?

baxz crorkzz from Lithuania

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Parousia, has received 11 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Gluck Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links