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Poetry Friday: Red Poppy by Louise Glück

November 2nd, 2018 (05:00 am)

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: Cold Fire by KLOUD

oh, I have those; they
govern me.

Oh my brothers and sisters,
were you like me once, long ago,
before you were human? Did you
permit yourselves
to open once, who would never
open again? Because in truth
I am speaking now
the way you do. I speak
because I am shattered.

- selected lines from Red Poppy by Louise Glück

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Posted by: jama rattigan (jama rattigan)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2018 02:52 pm (UTC)

I am curious to read more of Gluck's poetry now. Thanks for sharing these powerful lines.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2018 02:58 pm (UTC)

Good morning, Jama!

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