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

  • Glen Kappy (12/18/2016 8:45:00 AM)

    Moon Fishing
    i wonder what mueller had in mind when she wrote this. what it makes me think of is the aching feeling to possess someone of something which always eludes us because it's not possible. oneness comes by other means- it's a gift. -glen kappy (Report) Reply

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  • (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

  • Kim Barney (5/28/2015 3:02:00 PM)


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

  • (5/28/2015 9:32:00 AM)


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

  • (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 (5/17/2014 2:55:00 PM)


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

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


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

  • (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
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  • (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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