Lisel Mueller

(February 8, 1924)

Lisel Mueller Poems

1. Sometimes, When the Light 4/30/2015
2. Reasons for Numbers 6/22/2015
3. The End of Science Fiction 6/23/2015
4. Paul Delvaux: The Village of the Mermaids 9/30/2015
5. Another Version 1/13/2003
6. Bedtime Story 1/13/2003
7. Scenic Route 1/13/2003
8. For A Thirteenth Birthday 1/13/2003
9. A Day Like Any Other 1/13/2003
10. Five For Country Music 1/13/2003
11. Blood Oranges 1/13/2003
12. Immortality 1/13/2003
13. Reading The Brothers Grimm To Jenny 1/13/2003
14. Monet Refuses The Operation 1/13/2003
15. Things 1/13/2003
16. Why We Tell Stories 1/13/2003
17. Moon Fishing 1/13/2003
18. Alive Together 1/13/2003
19. Curriculum Vitae 1/13/2003
20. What The Dog Perhaps Hears 1/13/2003
21. The Laughter Of Women 1/13/2003

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  • Maria Stracke (12/22/2019 3:10:00 PM)

    I m a friend and neighbor

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    Lisel Mueller
    the name of FULL MOON of literature

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  • Dave Ross (5/10/2014 7:38:00 AM)

    Elegant, eloquent, sparse, lithe poetry.
    So much, with so little.
    Thank you, Lisel Mueller.

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  • Susan Hill (5/9/2014 2:46:00 PM)

    I'd just finished writing a lyrical letter to my grandmother (dead for over thirty years) about how the world is becoming more transparent and mystical since I've grown older and am now a grandmother when I read Mueller's poem. Lisel Mueller captured the beauty of aging-able to see, finally, the gracefulness that seems to magically appear. That we could not see the world in such poetic beauty when we were young, I now understand. I refuse the operation to restore the sight of youth, as well.

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  • Pam Crane (5/8/2014 11:49:00 PM)

    'Monet Refuses the Operation is so utterly beautiful, I want to share it with my Writers' Club. What a sensitive and expressive poet is Lisel!

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  • David Harris (5/8/2014 8:29:00 PM)

    I loved Monet refuses the operation. It rings so many bells - bells I have only discovered in the decade or so since I retired and have time for reflection. It's the time when old age has led me to focus on what is really valuable in life, and imagination and dreams are right at the top of the list - up there with love.

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  • William Goldman (5/8/2014 6:03:00 PM)

    Of Monet refuses the Operation, I like the line
    Doctor, if only you could see
    how heaven pulls earth into its arms

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  • David H. Partington (5/8/2014 5:41:00 PM)

    Finally! A contemporary, or modern, poet whose work appeals to me. Thank you.

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  • Patricia Lamb (8/24/2013 7:07:00 AM)

    It's my Birthday, it's Christmas, it's all the best days of the year in one- I am as excited as any child on that day- because I have just discovered your works Lisel- out with Neruda, in with Mueller, my new favourite poet- oh yum and yum and yum. Delicious- how have I not met you till now? Excuse me now- off to hunt for your books -such mouthwatering anticipation, such a feast to sit down to. Thankyou thankyou thankyou, Lady.

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Best Poem of Lisel Mueller

The Laughter Of Women

The laughter of women sets fire
to the Halls of Injustice
and the false evidence burns
to a beautiful white lightness

It rattles the Chambers of Congress
and forces the windows wide open
so the fatuous speeches can fly out

The laughter of women wipes the mist
from the spectacles of the old;
it infects them with a happy flu
and they laugh as if they were young again

Prisoners held in underground cells
imagine that they see daylight
when they remember the laughter of women

It runs across water that divides,
and reconciles two ...

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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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