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Author: Poetry of Louise Glck Type: Poetry Views: 117

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I became a criminal when I fell in love.

Before that I was a waitress.I didn't want to go to Chicago with you.

I wanted to marry you, I wanted

Your wife to suffer.I wanted her life to be like a play

In which all the parts are sad parts.Does a good person

Think this way? I deserveCredit for my courage--I sat in the dark on your front porch.

Everything was clear to me:

If your wife wouldn't let you go

That proved she didn't love you.

If she loved you

Wouldn't she want you to be happy?I think now

If I felt less I would be

A better person. I was

A good waitress.

I could carry eight drinks.I used to tell you my dreams.

Last night I saw a woman sitting in a dark bus--

In the dream, she's weeping, the bus she's on

Is moving away. With one hand

She's waving; the other strokes

An egg carton full of babies.The dream doesn't rescue the maiden.






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I had almost given up on signle parenting.My daughter (4) and I love picture books, I had been looking for a signle mum book for such a long time with no success.I was about to give up and write my own.There are plenty to do with divorce or dealing with a death of a parent, which are just fantastic but doesn't help my situation at all. I have always been a signle mum and I had similar issues with questions about dad'My script was he lives far away so we don't get to see him, later came I want a real family (this one broke my heart) then there were questions like why don't we just o live with him. Her father lives about 4 hours away and doesn't make the effort to see her, I will set up a visit if I'm up that way visiting old friends but sadly he isn't too interested. His loss.I try to buy books to teach my daughter only good traits to become an independent compassionate and confident woman.Your book will be a very welcome addition to our collection.I can finally sigh in relief that there is something she can look at for years to come.Thank you for changing my life ever so slightly.It maybe small book but means so much more xoxThank you

| Posted on 2014-03-05 | by a guest


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Hi,Myself maneesh and had been alone for most of my life.That doesn't mean i am a batrsad, i had a family but they have a different lifestyle i mean my dad is engaged with some , my mamma stays with her family, my brother is in a liven relationship . So,they wanted me to strive out alone when i finished my school that is in 2005.It was hard, but they were happy.That counts for me.I never had a girlfriend, that does not mean, i haven't tried.I did, and the first ? from her parents were ( what does your parents do).I told them the whole story.And after that evening,i stopped receiving calls!! from her side.I don't know, what is love,relationship perhaps i know nothing about feelings.Because, when i try to burst out loud !! its only me who'l wipe my tears !! the toughest job in the world.Sometimes, i am too scared when the sky thunders,the earth shifts and I see myself standing alone on streets.Even my colleges keeps distance from me, even when they bully me as batrsad !! i don't loose my cool !! my smile,rules out my emotions.I don't want to end my life i want to see where my life leads me. I do believe in GOD.When i try to sleep everyday !! i just ask him (why did you send to earth) and (he just smile !! and say go to sleep its too late).When i see people, wearing good clothes, Children with their parents.I just wish to start my life all over again.So,i would have done something to save my family. x x

| Posted on 2014-03-05 | by a guest


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Mum I do want to live with you and I asked him why he had been telling me he did not want to, and he said I want a failmy . I thought he meant he wanted a baby of his own instead of his baby brother' (18 months at the time) and explained he was too little to have a baby of his own. At this point he shut me down and uttered the most gut wrenching words I have ever heard I want to live with you Mum but I want to live in a failmy . I hugged my little boy hard, and fighting back tears asked him why he thought he didn't have a failmy and he said cause we don't have Dad live with us . This almost tore my heart out as I have taken such care to make sure my boys know I love them and we are strong together etc etc. So I took him out of the car and we went and sat down and had a drink and a cuddle, and I explained to him that just because Dad does not live with us it does not mean we are not a failmy, cause we are, and a very strong failmy and then proceeded to list all failmy members me, Oliver (his brother) his Dad Grandma Aunt Uncle, (he doesn't have anything to do with grandparents aunts uncles cousins on his dad's side they don't make any contact at all and when I have tried to make contact it is very much not appreciated or reciprocated)All the way home we talked about families being different, and we went and brought the my failmy stickers for the car, made collages of photo's of failmy members and included close friends as failmy as well. I went to daycare to talk to them about how they represent families and also his 3yo kinder group to make them aware we have an issue with a feeling of belonging at the moment. It all seems to have helped, but I think this book will show him that we are a failmy even though there is only Mum, (dad does not have the children and has not wanted to be part of their lives for 2 years and has just decided he wants visitation one day a month, and he comes for 4 hours.. so it is more like a friend' coming for coffee).So anyway, much longer scenario short, thank you so very much for giving me a decently priced (some I looked at were quite expensive), AUSTRALIAN book that depicts my son's failmy dynamic in terms of how many parents live in the house with them.best wishes and warm regardskylie

| Posted on 2014-03-04 | by a guest


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now days you have to check any media input you get, no matter whetehr local or national. Many times I find better info by reading Aussie or Brit newspapers online than using US media. Just look at the Colorado shooting. ABC News jumped the gun and linked the shooter to the Tea Party on their newscast! Now it turns out the guy the little weasel Brian Ross was talking about is not the shooter, a different guy with same name. This is an everyday occurrence, half truths, agendas and outright lies on both sides of the aisle. This country is rapidly approaching the boiling point. Editor Beeler is just a symptom of a larger issue. We are in the largest drought in our country's history, people in mid-America are fried from the continuing triple digit heat, unemployment is rampant, house prices continue to fall and yet our well paid fat cat leaders, whetehr they be on the Wolfeboro BOS or in the US Congress continue to ignore the people and just do what their own agenda dictates. The bottom line is you can only stretch a rubber band of tolerating this nonsense so far, and then it will snap and all hell will be to pay!I think the author of this blog is doing yeoman service but unfortunately fighting a losing campaign to bring change to Murrayville.

| Posted on 2014-03-04 | by a guest


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Louise Glück\'s Siren
From Waitress to Criminal
Sep 26, 2008 Linda Sue Grimes
Louise Glück - Library of Congress
Louise Glück - Library of Congress
Glück\'s poem, \"Siren,\" is narrated by a woman who is in love with a married man. The speaker reveals some disturbing thoughts about her psychological make-up.
Louise Glück’s “Siren” consists of nine unrimed verse paragraphs of varying line numbers, from one to six. The theme is self-pity. The title, which will remind mythology enthusiasts of the sea nymphs who lured sailors to their death with their beautiful singing, does not seem to be an allusion to classic mythology but a mere reference to a temptress or seductress.
First Verse Paragraph: “I became a criminal when I fell in love”
The inauspicious opening, which consists of two lines, sounds rather comical: “I became a criminal when I fell in love. / Before that I was a waitress.” The speaker has set the reader up for a smack by claiming she “became a criminal” after falling in love. One might immediately be put in mind of Bonnie and Clyde by that claim.
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But instead of showing why she became a criminal, she reveals that she had been “a waitress” prior to falling in love. By this juxtaposition, the speaker implies that “criminal” and “waitress” equal jobs.
Second Verse Paragraph: “I didn\'t want to go to Chicago with you”
In the first verse paragraph, the speaker seems to be addressing a general listener, but in the second verse paragraph, she is addressing the married lover who turned her into a criminal. She tells him she did not want to travel to Chicago with him, but she did want to marry him. And she wanted his “wife to suffer.”
These sentiments likely signify the reason that she “became a criminal.” Such thoughts are destructive for both the thinker and the one thought about.
Third Verse Paragraph: “I wanted her life to be like a play”
The speaker then admits further unseemly thoughts that she harbored against the wife: “I wanted her life to be like a play / In which all the parts are sad parts.” Her jealousy deranges her thought processes, and she finds herself in delusional rage against the innocent wife.
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Fourth and Fifth Verse Paragraphs: “Does a good person”
Then the speaker reveals that she has thought deeply about her perverse thoughts about the wife, as she queries, “Does a good person / Think that way?” But then she adds, “I deserve . . . ,” leaving what she deserves for the next verse paragraph, indicating that she is still cogitating on what she deserves.
What she settles on is a way to lift herself out of her self-bashing; she claims she deserves “[c]redit for [her] courage.” But does she really?
Sixth Verse Paragraph: “I sat in the dark on your front porch”
The speaker then reports that she once “sat in the dark on [her lover’s] front porch.” She reveals the possible criminal act of stalking. The speaker then claims that she understood everything quite well: if the wife insisted on holding on to her husband, that meant that the wife did not really love the husband: “If she loved you / Wouldn\'t she want you to be happy?”
Seventh Verse Paragraph: “I think now”
The speaker then blames her deficiency in goodness on the fact that she feels too deeply. And she cites that detail she was a good waitress to back up her decision. As a good waitress, she “could carry eight drinks.”
Eighth and Ninth Verse Paragraphs: “I used to tell you my dreams”
After stating that she used to tell her lover about her dreams, she begins to tell him about a dream she had “last night.” In her dream, she sees a woman on a bus, leaving town; the woman is crying. She is waving good-bye with one hand while the other hand “strokes / An egg carton full of babies.”
In the final one-line verse paragraph, she simply avers that this dream did not help her through her despondency.
Read more at Suite101: Louise Glück\'s Siren: From Waitress to Criminal x

| Posted on 2011-02-09 | by a guest


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became a criminal when I fell in love.
Before that I was a waitress.I didn't want to go to Chicago with you.
I wanted to marry you, I wanted
Your wife to suffer.I wanted her life to be like a play
In which all the parts are sad parts.Does a good person
Think this way? I deserveCredit for my courage--I sat in the dark on your front porch.
Everything was clear to me:
If your wife wouldn't let you go
That proved she didn't love you.
If she loved you
Wouldn't she want you to be happy?I think now
If I felt less I would be
A better person. I was
A good waitress.
I could carry eight drinks.I used to tell you my dreams.
Last night I saw a woman sitting in a dark bus--
In the dream, she's weeping, the bus she's on
Is moving away. With one hand
She's waving; the other strokes
An egg carton full of babies.The dream doesn't rescue the maiden.

| Posted on 2005-02-06 | by Approved Guest




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