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Moon Fishing - Poem by Lisel Mueller

When the moon was full they came to the water.
some with pitchforks, some with rakes,
some with sieves and ladles,
and one with a silver cup.

And they fished til a traveler passed them and said,
"Fools,
to catch the moon you must let your women
spread their hair on the water --
even the wily moon will leap to that bobbing
net of shimmering threads,
gasp and flop till its silver scales
lie black and still at your feet."

And they fished with the hair of their women
till a traveler passed them and said,
"Fools,
do you think the moon is caught lightly,
with glitter and silk threads?
You must cut out your hearts and bait your hooks
with those dark animals;
what matter you lose your hearts to reel in your dream?"

And they fished with their tight, hot hearts
till a traveler passed them and said,
"Fools,
what good is the moon to a heartless man?
Put back your hearts and get on your knees
and drink as you never have,
until your throats are coated with silver
and your voices ring like bells."

And they fished with their lips and tongues
until the water was gone
and the moon had slipped away
in the soft, bottomless mud.


Comments about Moon Fishing by Lisel Mueller

  • Gold Star - 4,992 Points Michael Morgan (5/28/2015 9:01:00 PM)

    Borrows from the Grimm story about the farmer who bore his ass (Esel) to market and learned you can't be everything to everyone. It has the admirable Grimm sang-froid, aplenty. Frankly, I see nothing light-hearted about it- just good, concrete imagery and plenty of narrative. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 22,819 Points Kim Barney (5/28/2015 3:02:00 PM)

    Creative and lighthearted fun. Enjoyed reading this one. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,703 Points Savita Tyagi (5/28/2015 9:32:00 AM)

    Great imagination! Loved reading this beautiful poem full of humor and satire! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Moon

  1. 1. Moon Fishing , Lisel Mueller
  2. 2. Moonlight, Summer Moonlight , Emily Jane Brontë
  3. 3. The Creation Of The Moon , Anonymous
  4. 4. Thief Of The Moon , Kenneth Slessor
  5. 5. Sleeping Out: Full Moon , Rupert Brooke
  6. 6. The Young May Moon , Thomas Moore
  7. 7. The Old Moon In The New Moon's Arms , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  8. 8. Listening To The Moon , Yosa Buson
  9. 9. Ode To The Moon , Mary Darby Robinson
  10. 10. To The Moon , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  11. 11. The Cruel Moon , Robert Graves
  12. 12. The Moon Is A Painter , Vachel Lindsay
  13. 13. Late Moon , Philip Levine
  14. 14. Day Moon , Raymond A. Foss
  15. 15. The Early Morning , Hilaire Belloc
  16. 16. The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  17. 17. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  18. 18. Moonchild , Lucille Clifton
  19. 19. A Dramatic Poem , William Butler Yeats
  20. 20. The New Moon , Zora Bernice May Cross
  21. 21. # # The Moon Within Me , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
  22. 22. Bread, Hashish And Moon , Nizar Qabbani
  23. 23. Drinking Alone In The Moonlight , Li Po
  24. 24. Our Moon , Mary Havran
  25. 25. Teach Me O Moon , Jawad Al Harake
  26. 26. Lonely Moon , Sandra Feldman
  27. 27. Moon, We Look To You. , Mark R Slaughter
  28. 28. Sun Alive In Moonlight Smile , Unwritten Soul
  29. 29. A Rattlesnake Moon (Ghazal) , Ben Gieske
  30. 30. One Evening , Shahzia Batool
  31. 31. Lost Without A Moon , Oscar Aceves
  32. 32. Moon N' Me , Lakshmi Venkataraman
  33. 33. Inheritance , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
  34. 34. The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters , William Butler Yeats
  35. 35. How To Accompany The Moon Without Walking , Conrad Potter Aiken
  36. 36. Clouds And Moon , hasmukh amathalal
  37. 37. The Priestess Of Panormita , Aleister Crowley
  38. 38. Drinking 'N The Moons Beams , JAMES ROBERTS
  39. 39. *moonlight Sestina , Lillian Susan Thomas
  40. 40. Give Your Heart To The Hawks , Robinson Jeffers
  41. 41. Cheesy Moon (Ghazal) , Ben Gieske
  42. 42. For Moon , poet selvakumar
  43. 43. The Illuminated Stone , Michelle Melody
  44. 44. Mr. Moon: A Song Of The Little People , Bliss William Carman
  45. 45. Your Sun An Moon , mr. romantic
  46. 46. Blue Moon , Dustin Bennefield
  47. 47. Jessamine , George Parsons Lathrop
  48. 48. Crescent Moon , swagathnath rajeswari
  49. 49. Moon, Moon, Crazy Moon , Raj Arumugam
  50. 50. Every Night Before I Retire To The Bed , Ali Sabry
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