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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 - 5,106 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 - 23,123 Points Kim Barney (5/28/2015 3:02:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 8,897 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 Rime Of The Ancient Mariner , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  16. 16. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  17. 17. A Dramatic Poem , William Butler Yeats
  18. 18. The New Moon , Zora Bernice May Cross
  19. 19. Bread, Hashish And Moon , Nizar Qabbani
  20. 20. # # The Moon Within Me , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
  21. 21. Drinking Alone In The Moonlight , Li Po
  22. 22. Our Moon , Mary Havran
  23. 23. Teach Me O Moon , Jawad Al Harake
  24. 24. Lonely Moon , Sandra Feldman
  25. 25. Moon, We Look To You. , Mark R Slaughter
  26. 26. Sun Alive In Moonlight Smile , Unwritten Soul
  27. 27. A Rattlesnake Moon (Ghazal) , Ben Gieske
  28. 28. One Evening , Shahzia Batool
  29. 29. Lost Without A Moon , Oscar Aceves
  30. 30. Moon N' Me , Lakshmi Venkataraman
  31. 31. Inheritance , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
  32. 32. How To Accompany The Moon Without Walking , Conrad Potter Aiken
  33. 33. Clouds And Moon , hasmukh amathalal
  34. 34. The Priestess Of Panormita , Aleister Crowley
  35. 35. The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters , William Butler Yeats
  36. 36. Give Your Heart To The Hawks , Robinson Jeffers
  37. 37. Drinking 'N The Moons Beams , JAMES ROBERTS
  38. 38. *moonlight Sestina , Lillian Susan Thomas
  39. 39. Cheesy Moon (Ghazal) , Ben Gieske
  40. 40. For Moon , poet selvakumar
  41. 41. The Illuminated Stone , Michelle Melody
  42. 42. Your Sun An Moon , mr. romantic
  43. 43. Blue Moon , Dustin Bennefield
  44. 44. Jessamine , George Parsons Lathrop
  45. 45. Crescent Moon , swagathnath rajeswari
  46. 46. Moon, Moon, Crazy Moon , Raj Arumugam
  47. 47. Every Night Before I Retire To The Bed , Ali Sabry
  48. 48. The Song Of Tigilau , Marcus Clarke
  49. 49. [humor] Speak To Me, Moon..... [speaking.. , Bri Edwards
  50. 50. The Little Girl And The Moon , sandy nobody
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