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

Why We Tell Stories

For Linda Foster


I
Because we used to have leaves
and on damp days
our muscles feel a tug,
painful now, from when roots
pulled us into the ground

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