A Village Life: Poems
A Village Life, Louise Glück’s eleventh collection of poems, begins in the topography of a village, a Mediterranean world of no definite moment or place:
All the roads in the village unite at the fountain.
Avenue of Liberty, Avenue of the Acacia Trees—
The fountain rises at the center of the plaza;
on sunny days, rainbows in the piss of the cherub.
Around the fountain are concentric circles of figures, organized by age and in degrees of distance: fields, a river, and, like the fountain’s opposite, a mountain. Human time superimposed on geologic time, all taken in at a glance, without any undue sensation of speed.
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Review: A Village LifeUser Review - Tyler - Goodreads
Take this review with a grain of salt. I don't read poetry very often. Also, it was a week that flew by and I struggled to read for one reason or another. But I liked the matter of fact language of Gluck's writing - and a few of the poems were beautiful to me. Many were sad. Read full review
Review: A Village LifeUser Review - Helen - Goodreads
A Village Life is a collection of poems from different points of view, different voices. Male, female, young and old, they are all here. And, no matter their marital status. No matter the size of ... Read full review