The Wild Iris

The Wild Iris

This collection of stunningly beautiful poems encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms, and is bound together by the universal themes of time and mortality. With clarity and sureness of craft, Gluck's poetry questions, explores, and final...

Title:The Wild Iris
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780880013345
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    The Wild Iris Reviews

  • Julie

    I had a Creative Writing teacher who asked me once if I would like anyone other than myself to read my poetry. When I answered, Yes, she advised me to make the suffering in my poems more universal and...

  • David Schaafsma

    The Silver LilyLouise GlückThe 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. Can you see, ov...

  • Dale Harcombe

    rating and review to come.It's taken me a little while to think about what to write. This is an interesting collection with poems told in different voices. Those with flower names are related by natur...

  • Jeannie

    It was so hard to pick a favorite poem from this book. I could have chosen almost any of them.SunsetMy great happinessis the sound your voice makescalling to me even in despair; my sorrowthat I cannot...

  • Connie G

    Pulitzer Prize winner, "The Wild Iris", is a collection of 54 poems telling about changes in a garden. The poems are written in the voices of individual flowers, the poet-gardener, and the God of the ...

  • Johnny

    Full Disclosure: I was assigned this book for a workshop and probably wouldn't have ever found the time to read it if that hadn't been the case. "Retreating Light," one of Louise Gluck's poems within ...

  • L

    SnowdropsDo you know what I was, how I lived? You knowwhat despair is; thenwinter should have meaning for you.I did not expect to survive,earth suppressing me. I didn't expectto waken again, to feelin...

  • mwpm

    The Table of Contents reads like the poet's inventory of the flowers in her garden. There's the "Wild Iris", "Trillium", "Lamium", "Snowdrops", etc... Along with a multitude of "Matins" and "Vespers"....

  • Daniel

    The most common piece of criticism that I hear about Louise Glück is that she needs to stop writing about flowers. I suppose thats valid, but a bit simplistic. I do feel that at times she is working ...

  • Dave

    This beautiful collection reminds me of why I secretly love poetry. I don't know much poetry, and I can't say much about it. In the course of earning a degree in English, I had only one teacher who me...