Louise Glück – “Crossroads” … video & text

from A Village Life

Crossroads

My body, now that we will not be traveling together much longer
I begin to feel a new tenderness toward you, very raw and unfamiliar,
like what I remember of love when I was young –

love that was so often foolish in its objectives
but never in its choices, its intensities
Too much demanded in advance, too much that could not be promised –

My soul has been so fearful, so violent;
forgive its brutality.
As though it were that soul, my hand moves over you cautiously,

not wishing to give offense
but eager, finally, to achieve expression as substance:

it is not the earth I will miss,
it is you I will miss.

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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on October 22, 2011.

2 Responses to “Louise Glück – “Crossroads” … video & text”

  1. woooww!!! amazing poem. 🙂

  2. Gluck never fails to hit on some unarticulated thought that is lurking in the rafters. Thanks for sharing!

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