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Author: MUELLER, LISEL
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Mueller, Lisel    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Lisel
77 poems available by this author


A LONG WAY FROM HELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Two-tone motels and unlit lovers' lanes
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


A NUDE BY EDWARD HOPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: The light / drains me of what I might be
Subject(s): Hopper, Edward (1882-1967); Body, Human; Models


A POEM ABOUT THE HOUNDS AND THE HARES    Poem Text    
First Line: After the kill, there is the feast
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


A PRAYER FOR RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Let it come down: these thicknesses of air
Subject(s): Rain


ABOUT SUFFERING THEY WERE NEVER WRONG    Poem Text    
First Line: They could have told us that the particulars
Subject(s): Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973); Poetry & Poets


AFTER THE FACE LIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: The woman who used to be my age
Variant Title(s): Face-lift
Subject(s): Surgery, Plastic; Cosmetic Sugery; Face Lifts


AFTERTHOUGHTS ON THE LOVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I imagine them always in summer
Subject(s): Love


BACH TRANSCRIBING VIVALDI    Poem Text    
First Line: One remembered the sunrise, how clearly it gave
Subject(s): Composers; Music & Musicians


BEDTIME STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon lies on the river
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


BEGINNING WITH 1914    Poem Text    
First Line: Since it always begins
Subject(s): World War I; Ancestors & Ancestry; Fathers; Time; First World War; Heritage; Heredity


BRENDEL PLAYING SCHUBERT    Poem Text    
First Line: We bring our hands together
Subject(s): Brendel, Alfred; Music & Musicians


CALLAVERIA RUSTICANA    Poem Text    
First Line: All the fireflies in the world
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Opera; Summer


CICADAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Always in unison, they are
Subject(s): Cicadas


CIVILIZING THE CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: You can't keep it, I say
Subject(s): Children; Parents; Childhood; Parenthood


COMMUTER    Poem Text    
First Line: How many times have I traveled
Subject(s): Commuters; Railroads; Railways; Trains


CURRICULUM VITAE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was born in a free city, near the north sea
Subject(s): Birth; Family Life; Parents; Child Birth; Midwifery; Relatives; Parenthood


DRAWINGS BY CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun may be visible or not
Subject(s): Art & Artists


FICTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Going south, we watched spring
Subject(s): Southern States; Colors; Nature, Travel; South (U.s.)


FOR RICHER, FOR POORER    Poem Text    
First Line: Three times over, since that day
Subject(s): Marriage; Aging; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FOUND IN THE CABBAGE PATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: The shiny head is round
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


HAPPY AND UNHAPPY FAMILIES: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: If all happy families are alike
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


HAPPY AND UNHAPPY FAMILIES: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: According to the director
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


HEARTLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that we've given our hearts away
Subject(s): Hearts


HIGHWAY 2, ILLINOIS       
First Line: Look at this country
Subject(s): Illinois; Roads; Solitude; Paths; Trails; Loneliness


HISTORICAL MUSEUM, MANITOULIN ISLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: After a while it dawns on us
Subject(s): Museums; Art Gallerys


HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: It hovers in dark corners
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


IMMORTALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: In sleeping beauty's castle
Subject(s): Sleeping Beauty; Time; Flies


IN MEMORY OF ANTON WEBERN, DEAD SEPTEMBER 15, 1945    Poem Text    
First Line: Tinged leaves lie
Subject(s): Webern, Anton (1883-1945); Death; Dead, The


IN NOVEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Outside the house the wind is howling
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


IN THE THRIVING SEASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Now as she ctahches fistfuls of sun
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


JANUARY AFTERNOON, WITH BILLIE HOLIDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Her voice shifts as if it were light
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Holiday, Billie (1915-1959); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Songs


JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't cry, it's only music
Subject(s): Happiness; Grief; Love - Erotic; Joy; Delight; Sorrow; Sadness


LATE HOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: On summer nights the world
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


LOVE LIKE SALT    Poem Text    
First Line: It lies in our hands in crystals
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Salt


MAGNOLIA    Poem Text    
First Line: This year spring and summer decided
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring; Magnolias


MISSING THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I miss the old scrawl on the viaduct
Subject(s): Parker, Charlie (Bird) (1920-1955); Parents; Death; Parenthood; Dead, The


MONET REFUSES THE OPERATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Doctor, you say there are no halos
Subject(s): Monet, Claude (1840-1926)


MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: What I look at when I type is a poster: edward hopper's nighthawks
Subject(s): Hopper, Edward (1882-1967)


MUSHROOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Only the dead could be
Subject(s): Mushrooms; Morels


NAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: A few names tell it all
Subject(s): Names; Social Commentaries


NINE MONTHS MAKING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Pregnancy; Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


NOT ONLY ESKIMOS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Snow


ON READING AN ANTHOLOGY OF POSTWAR GERMAN POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: America saved me
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Germany; Germans


PALINDROME    Poem Text    
First Line: Somewhere now she takes off the dress I am putting
Subject(s): Self


PAPER-WHITE NARCISSUS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Paperwhite Narcissus


PIGEONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Like every kingdom
Subject(s): Pigeons


PLACE AND TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night a man on the radio
Subject(s): War; Transience; Family Life; Impermanence; Relatives


POEM FOR MY BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I have stopped being the heroine
Subject(s): Birthdays; Self


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Three images flash on the screen
Subject(s): Pasteur, Louis (1822-1895); Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Books; Youth; Reading


READING THE BROTHERS GRIMM TO JENNY    Poem Text    
First Line: Jenny, your mind commands
Subject(s): Fairy Tales; Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl (1785-1863); Grimm, Wilhelm Carl (1786-1859)


ROMANTICS    Poem Text    
First Line: The modern biographers worry
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897); Schumann. Clara (1819-1896); Male-female Relations


SEEING THEM ON TELEVISION    Poem Text    
First Line: The miner's wives and children
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


SLEEPLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: No use pushing against the dark
Subject(s): Insomnia; Sleeplessness


SOMETIMES, WHEN THE LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes, when the light strikes at odd angles
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Watch any cool northern girl
Subject(s): Women; Italy; Sex; Italians


THE ARTIST'S MODEL, CA. 1912    Poem Text    
First Line: In 1886 I came apart
Subject(s): Models; Aging; Transience; Impermanence


THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Take my hand. There are two of us in this cave
Subject(s): Love


THE BRIDE'S COMPLAINT    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the face of my loved naked
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE CONCERT    Poem Text    
First Line: The harpist believes there is music
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


THE DEAF DANCING TO ROCK    Poem Text    
First Line: The eardrums of the deaf are already broken; they like it loud
Subject(s): Music, Rock; Rock & Roll


THE END OF SCIENCE FICTION    Poem Text    
First Line: This is not fantasy, this is our life.
Subject(s): Modern Life


THE GIFT OF FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: In a time of damnation
Subject(s): Antiwar Movements; Self-immolation; Anti-war Protests


THE LONESOME DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: In the america of the dream
Subject(s): Dreams; United States; Race Awareness; Nightmares; America


THE MERMAID    Poem Text    
First Line: All day he had felt her stirring
Subject(s): Mermaids & Mermen


THE POEM OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not about her who turns dancer
Subject(s): Love


THE SIEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, when he was away, across the sea
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


THE STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: You are telling a story
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


THE WEB    Poem Text    
First Line: I am stuck fast and so


THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: What happened is, we grew lonely
Subject(s): Body, Human


TRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Bertolt brecht lamented that he lived in an age when it was almost
Subject(s): Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956)


VERTUOSI    Poem Text    
First Line: People whose lives have been shaped
Subject(s): Parents; Parenthood


WHAT THE DOG PERHAPS HEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: If an inaudible whistle
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Music & Musicians


WHEN I AM ASKED    Poem Text    


WHY I NEED THE BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I hear them call
Subject(s): Birds


WHY WE TELL STORIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Because we used to have leaves
Subject(s): Story-telling


WRITING IN THE EIGHTIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Memoirs used to be written
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR: 2. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The underpaid young teacher
Subject(s): English As A Second Language; Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors