Lisel Mueller

(February 8, 1924)

Poems of Lisel Mueller

1. A Day Like Any Other 1/13/2003
2. Alive Together 1/13/2003
3. Another Version 1/13/2003
4. Bedtime Story 1/13/2003
5. Blood Oranges 1/13/2003
6. Curriculum Vitae 1/13/2003
7. Five For Country Music 1/13/2003
8. For A Thirteenth Birthday 1/13/2003
9. Immortality 1/13/2003
10. Monet Refuses The Operation 1/13/2003
11. Moon Fishing 1/13/2003
12. Reading The Brothers Grimm To Jenny 1/13/2003
13. Scenic Route 1/13/2003
14. The Laughter Of Women 1/13/2003
15. Things 1/13/2003
16. What The Dog Perhaps Hears 1/13/2003
17. Why We Tell Stories 1/13/2003

Bedtime Story

The moon lies on the river
like a drop of oil.
The children come to the banks to be healed
of their wounds and bruises.
The fathers who gave them their wounds and bruises
come to be healed of their rage.
The mothers grow lovely; their faces soften,
the birds in their throats awake.
They all stand hand in hand

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