Monday, March 27, 2017

'October' by Louise Glück

An excerpt.


"My friend the earth is bitter; I think
sunlight has failed her.
Bitter or weary, it is hard to say.
Between herself and the sun,
something has ended.
She wants, now, to be left alone;
I think we must give up
turning to her for affirmation." ◆


Louise Glück. Averno. “October”. 2006. Carcanet Press, Manchester.
Brendan George Ko. Untitled. [Digital collection.] Republished with permission from the artist.
This article was originally published on a retired domain and has been republished for archival purposes.

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