Lisel Mueller

(February 8, 1924)

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,
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Comments about Moon Fishing by Lisel Mueller

  • 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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  • Kim Barney (5/28/2015 3:02:00 PM)


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

  • Savita Tyagi (5/28/2015 9:32:00 AM)


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

  • Colleen Courtney (5/17/2014 5:39:00 PM)


    So wonderfully creative! Imagination at it's finest! A new favorite poet have I! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (5/17/2014 2:55:00 PM)


    Lisel A beautifully written poem. Keep it up (Report) Reply

  • Alufa Oke Joshua Alufa Oke Joshua (5/8/2014 6:18:00 AM)


    another great work of art! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Mairi MacSween (10/3/2009 6:29:00 PM)


    oh what a magical poem to discover by the light of the harvest moon
    - hearts as dark animals - voices ringing like bells - moon fishing casts a spell x (Report) Reply

  • Mary Nagy (9/1/2005 2:09:00 PM)


    You have such a great imagination Lisel. The lesson I take from this is 'Don't listen to what everybody else has to say'. Very nice poem. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply








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