Lisel Mueller

(February 8, 1924)

Lisel Mueller Poems

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