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Louise Glück

I am tired of having hands she said
 I want wings— But what will you do without your hands
 to be human? I am tired of human
 she said
 I want to live on the sun— — Louise Glück, from “Blue Rotunda,” Poems 1962-2012. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux July 8, 2014)  Originally published January 1st… Continue reading Louise Glück

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Louise Glück

You came to the side of the bed and sat staring at me. Then you kissed me—I felt hot wax on my forehead. I wanted it to leave a mark: that’s how I knew I loved you. Because I wanted to be burned, stamped, to have something in the end— —Louise Glück, from “The Encounter,”… Continue reading Louise Glück

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