Excerpt, posted October 6, 2006 at 08:18 PM
The following is a short excerpt from October, part IV, by Louise Glück, published in the Quarternote Chapbook Series in 2004 by Sarabande Books, Louisville, Kentucky.
The light has changed;
This is the light of autumn, not the light of spring.
The songs have changed; the unspeakable
This is the light of autumn, not the light that says
Not the spring dawn: I strained, I suffered, I was delivered.
So much has changed. And still, you are fortunate: