Lisel Mueller

(February 8, 1924)

Lisel Mueller Poems

1. Sometimes, When the Light 4/30/2015
2. Reasons for Numbers 6/22/2015
3. The End of Science Fiction 6/23/2015
4. Paul Delvaux: The Village of the Mermaids 9/30/2015
5. Another Version 1/13/2003
6. Bedtime Story 1/13/2003
7. Scenic Route 1/13/2003
8. For A Thirteenth Birthday 1/13/2003
9. A Day Like Any Other 1/13/2003
10. Five For Country Music 1/13/2003
11. Blood Oranges 1/13/2003
12. Immortality 1/13/2003
13. Reading The Brothers Grimm To Jenny 1/13/2003
14. Monet Refuses The Operation 1/13/2003
15. Things 1/13/2003
16. Why We Tell Stories 1/13/2003
17. Moon Fishing 1/13/2003
18. Alive Together 1/13/2003
19. Curriculum Vitae 1/13/2003
20. What The Dog Perhaps Hears 1/13/2003
21. The Laughter Of Women 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Lisel Mueller

The Laughter Of Women

The laughter of women sets fire
to the Halls of Injustice
and the false evidence burns
to a beautiful white lightness

It rattles the Chambers of Congress
and forces the windows wide open
so the fatuous speeches can fly out

The laughter of women wipes the mist
from the spectacles of the old;
it infects them with a happy flu
and they laugh as if they were young again

Prisoners held in underground cells
imagine that they see daylight
when they remember the laughter of women

It runs across water that divides,
and reconciles two ...

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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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