Lisel Mueller

(February 8, 1924)

Immortality


In Sleeping Beauty's castle
the clock strikes one hundred years
and the girl in the tower returns to the world.
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  • Colleen Courtney (5/17/2014 5:34:00 PM)

    Starts like a fairytale and ends on a disturbing but honest epiphany....another great poem by the poet. (Report) Reply

  • William Goldman (5/8/2014 6:29:00 PM)

    In the best of these poems, something dangerous, disturbing, hovers beneath the words - this is not surprising when you reflect on her life & background. This quality helps to give the poems just enough complexity and potential contradiction to make them beautiful. (Report) Reply

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