125 thoughts on “Nobel prize in literature

        1. There are so many wonderful female poets , maya Angelou, Mary Oliver , etc. I have always been in awe of Louise Gluck, It would be hard to not be stirred by the deep emotions she lays bare in her poetry. check her out , some may find her writing disturbing, she’s a no hold barred poet.

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  1. Wow!
    That poem is like a beautiful lullaby.
    I’m so happy she won the prize for literature.
    I saw this announcement in the news this morn.
    Somehow, it all becomes more clear; here, with you.
    xoxo

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    1. She is also a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, as well as being A Poet Laureate. She is impressive but it’s her poetry that is so totally raw and unafraid that impresses me. Thank you Yassy!

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  2. There are some thoughts that can only be said in a poetic poem, and sometimes it comes in the silence. I love Louise Gluck’s thought “The unsaid, for me, exerts great power…..”

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  3. A fair and right decision! I didn’t know her till now; maybe because she has not been so known here n Germany, though she has got famous here too right now, even they write her name with “Umlaut” Glück! You know? 😉
    Anyway, I am so happy to see that this year there are three women on top. And thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful poem of her. 🙏💖😘💕

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          1. Would be. You got a hug for a depressed, isolated, old poet who can’t make chicken and dumplings tonight worth beans? 😦 Wife insists SHE’LL DO the dumplings, next time! Caught any tropical storms lately?

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  4. Powerful. Very. I didn’t know her. A wise decision form the Nobel committee. (I do not always “follow” their choices. Modiano is a perfect recent example. Flat)
    Thanks for sharing.

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      1. Modiano is the last french Nobel. Revered in French intelligentsia. He is said to write the same book over and over again. Bough and read one. French. No beginning, no end, hardly any story. I’m definitely more Anglo-Saxon in my tastes… Though the old masters still appeal to me: Saint-Exupéry for one.

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        1. The old master’s knew about suffering. Unfortunately they were often dull and mundane. Still so many brilliant revered poets . Poetry has evolved in a manner I’m sure they would not approve of.

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          1. It’s all right. I once read a child’s definition of Poetry: “the chance encounter of two words who’d never met.”
            I do like rhyme, because all classical French theatre of the 27th century is very strictly rhymed with “alexandrins”, a 12 syllable metric. So I learned many a quote of plays at school. It has a special rhythm.

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          2. “Oui, je viens en son temple adorer l’Eternel.” (Racine, Athalie)
            “Yes, I come in his Temple to worship the Eternal.”
            And one of my favourites:
            “Toujours la tyrannie a d’heureuse prémices.” Racine, Brittanicus.
            Always tyranny has happy premises.
            (About tyranny in ancient Rome, written under Louis 14th, not your bona fide democrat. 1669. Still rings a bell… 🔔

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          3. PS. I don’t know whether English hs used Alexandrins. Some of the English rhyme I know can be weird… Don’t remember now, but there was something about rhyme in the middle of the verse? Not sure…

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