“Utopia”

Louise Glück 

When the train stops, the woman said, you must get on it.  But how will I know, the child asked, it is the right train?  It will be the right train, said the woman, because it is the right time.  A train approached the station; clouds of grayish smoke streamed from the chimney.  How terrified I am, the child thinks, clutching the yellow tulips she will give to her grandmother.  Her hair has been tightly braided to withstand the journey. Then, without a word, she gets on the train, from which a strange sound comes, not in a language like the one she speaks, something more like a moan or a cry.

 

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Dec 2:  Cecilia Watson, “Art, the Science of Mind, and Mechanical Reproduction,” 5:30 pm,  LC 318

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Nov 3:  Louise Glück in conversation on her new book of poetry, Faithful and Virtuous Night

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