Lisel Mueller
Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller

Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller

Doctor, you say there are no haloesaround the streetlights in Parisand what I see is an aberrationcaused by old age, an affliction.I tell you it has taken me all my lifeto arrive ...

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Another Version by Lisel Mueller

Another Version by Lisel Mueller

Our trees are aspens, but peoplemistake them for birches;they think of us as charactersin a Russian novel, Kitty and Levinliving contentedly in the country.Our friends from the ...

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Blood Oranges by Lisel Mueller

Blood Oranges by Lisel Mueller

In 1936, a childin Hitler's Germany,what did I know about the war in Spain?Andalusia was a tangoon a wind-up gramophone,Franco a hero's face in the paper.No one told me about a ...

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Scenic Route by Lisel Mueller

Scenic Route by Lisel Mueller

For Lucy, who called them "ghost houses."Someone was always leavingand never coming back.The wooden houses wait like old wivesalong this road; they are everywhere,abandoned, ...

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What The Dog Perhaps Hears by Lisel Mueller

What The Dog Perhaps Hears by Lisel Mueller

If an inaudible whistleblown between our lipscan send him home to us, then silence is perhapsthe sound of spiders breathingand roots mining the earth; it may be asparagus heaving, ...

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Reading The Brothers Grimm To Jenny by Lisel Mueller

Reading The Brothers Grimm To Jenny by Lisel Mueller

Jenny, your mind commandskingdoms of black and white:you shoulder the crow on your left,the snowbird on your right;for you the cinders partand let the lentils through,and noise ...

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A Day Like Any Other by Lisel Mueller

A Day Like Any Other by Lisel Mueller

Such insignificance: a glanceat your record on the doctor's deskor a letter not meant for you.How could you have known? It's not truethat your life passes before youin rapid ...

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The Laughter Of Women by Lisel Mueller

The Laughter Of Women by Lisel Mueller

The laughter of women sets fireto the Halls of Injusticeand the false evidence burnsto a beautiful white lightnessIt rattles the Chambers of Congressand forces the windows wide ...

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Moon Fishing by Lisel Mueller

Moon Fishing 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 ...

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Five For Country Music by Lisel Mueller

Five For Country Music by Lisel Mueller

I. InsomniaThe bulb at the front door burns and burns.If it were a white rose it would tire of bloomingthrough another endless night. The moon knows the routine;it beats the ...

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Things by Lisel Mueller

Things by Lisel Mueller

What happened is, we grew lonelyliving among the things,so we gave the clock a face,the chair a back,the table four stout legswhich will never suffer fatigue.We fitted our shoes ...

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Why We Tell Stories by Lisel Mueller

Why We Tell Stories by Lisel Mueller

For Linda FosterIBecause we used to have leavesand on damp daysour muscles feel a tug,painful now, from when rootspulled us into the groundand because our children believethey can ...

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Alive Together by Lisel Mueller

Alive Together by Lisel Mueller

Speaking of marvels, I am alivetogether with you, when I might have beenalive with anyone under the sun,when I might have been Abelard's womanor the whore of a Renaissance popeor ...

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For A Thirteenth Birthday by Lisel Mueller

For A Thirteenth Birthday by Lisel Mueller

You have read War and Peace.Now here is Sister Carrie,not up to Tolstoy; stillit will second the real world:predictable planes and levels,pavement that holds you,stairs that lift ...

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Immortality by Lisel Mueller

Immortality by Lisel Mueller

In Sleeping Beauty's castlethe clock strikes one hundred yearsand the girl in the tower returns to the world.So do the servants in the kitchen,who don't even rub their eyes.The ...

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Curriculum Vitae by Lisel Mueller

Curriculum Vitae by Lisel Mueller

19921) I was born in a Free City, near the North Sea.2) In the year of my birth, money was shredded into confetti. A loaf of bread cost a million marks. Of course I do not ...

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Bedtime Story by Lisel Mueller

Bedtime Story by Lisel Mueller

The moon lies on the riverlike a drop of oil.The children come to the banks to be healedof their wounds and bruises.The fathers who gave them their wounds and bruisescome to be ...

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Sometimes, When the Light by Lisel Mueller

Sometimes, When the Light by Lisel Mueller

Sometimes, when the light strikes at odd anglesand pulls you back into childhood and you are passing a crumbling mansioncompletely hidden behind old willows or an empty convent ...

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Reasons for Numbers by Lisel Mueller

Reasons for Numbers by Lisel Mueller

1.Because I exist.2.Because there must be a reasonwhy I should cast a shadow.. . .10.Created functionless, for the sheer playof the mind in its tens of thousands of moves.

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The End of Science Fiction by Lisel Mueller

The End of Science Fiction by Lisel Mueller

This is not fantasy, this is our life.We are the characterswho have invaded the moon,who cannot stop their computers.We are the gods who can unmakethe world in seven days. Both ...

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Paul Delvaux: The Village of the Mermaids by Lisel Mueller

Paul Delvaux: The Village of the Mermaids by Lisel Mueller

Who is that man in black, walkingaway from us into the distance?The painter, they say, took a long timefinding his vision of the world.The mermaids, if that is what they areunder ...

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