American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Poetry

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.

Only the sea moves.

— Louise Glück, from “The Swimmer”, The House on Marshland. (The Ecco Press April 30th 1984) Originally published 1976,

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