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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

  • Silver Star - 3,535 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 - 17,401 Points Kim Barney (5/28/2015 3:02:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 6,759 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. At The Twilight , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  21. 21. Out Of The Cradle Endlessly Rocking , Walt Whitman
  22. 22. The New Moon , Zora Bernice May Cross
  23. 23. # # The Moon Within Me , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
  24. 24. Endymion , Oscar Wilde
  25. 25. Drinking Alone In The Moonlight , Li Po
  26. 26. Haikus (The Moon) , Naseer Ahmed Nasir
  27. 27. Bread, Hashish And Moon , Nizar Qabbani
  28. 28. Sea-Shore Memories , Walt Whitman
  29. 29. Teach Me O Moon , Jawad Al Harake
  30. 30. Lonely Moon , Sandra Feldman
  31. 31. Our Moon , Mary Havran
  32. 32. Preparatory Meditations - Second Series:.. , Edward Taylor
  33. 33. Moon, We Look To You. , Mark R Slaughter
  34. 34. Sun Alive In Moonlight Smile , Unwritten Soul
  35. 35. A Rattlesnake Moon (Ghazal) , Ben Gieske
  36. 36. One Evening , Shahzia Batool
  37. 37. Lost Without A Moon , Oscar Aceves
  38. 38. Moon N' Me , Lakshmi Venkataraman
  39. 39. The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters , William Butler Yeats
  40. 40. Inheritance , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
  41. 41. How To Accompany The Moon Without Walking , Conrad Potter Aiken
  42. 42. Clouds And Moon , hasmukh amathalal
  43. 43. Tristesses De La Lune (Sorrows Of The Mo.. , Charles Baudelaire
  44. 44. Give Your Heart To The Hawks , Robinson Jeffers
  45. 45. The Priestess Of Panormita , Aleister Crowley
  46. 46. Drinking 'N The Moons Beams , JAMES ROBERTS
  47. 47. *moonlight Sestina , Lillian Susan Thomas
  48. 48. Cheesy Moon (Ghazal) , Ben Gieske
  49. 49. What The Hyena Said , Vachel Lindsay
  50. 50. For Moon , poet selvakumar
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