Louise Gluck Tree Poems

  • 1.
    Little soul, little perpetually undressed one,
    Do now as I bid you, climb
    The shelf-like branches of the spruce tree;
    Wait at the top, attentive, like
  • 2.
    There was an apple tree in the yard --
    this would have been
    forty years ago -- behind,
    only meadows. Drifts
  • 3.
    Even now this landscape is assembling.
    The hills darken. The oxen
    Sleep in their blue yoke,
    The fields having been
  • 4.
    Orange blossoms blowing over Castile
    children begging for coins

    I met my love under an orange tree
  • 5.
    In the early evening, a now, as man is bending
    over his writing table.
    Slowly he lifts his head; a woman
    appears, carrying roses.
  • 6.
    The nights have grown cool again, like the nights
    Of early spring, and quiet again. Will
    Speech disturb you? We're
    Alone now; we have no reason for silence.
  • 7.
    A dove lived in a village.
    When it opened its mouth
    sweetness came out, sound
    like a silver light around
  • 8.
    When I made you, I loved you.
    Now I pity you.

    I gave you all you needed:
  • 9.
    Love of my life, you
    Are lost and I am
    Young again.

Total 9 Tree Poems by Louise Gluck

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