INTRO
WHEN I WAS FIFTEEN
ALONG 693
THE ABORTION PALACE
GROWING UP, TWO AMERICAS
ANNIVERSARY 1984
TO BETTY, 1982
BEYOND NORTH MOUNTAIN
THE BRANDY LINE (ABOUT A FAVORITE GOAT)
CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN
DREAM OF CHARLES DE LANGLADE
YOU CALL ME FOLLY MILLS
THE ODYSSEY OF GLOOMY GUS
HILLS
IMPATIENS CAPENSIS
THE ADVANTAGE OF INTELLIGENCE
I DIDN'T KNOW YOU THEN
AFTER YOU LANGLADE
WAITING ON LARAMIE CREEK
THE LESSON
LITTLE RIVER
MEMORY
MUSIC AT THE JACKSON
THE HUMAN CONDITION IS NOT
OLD DOMINION
OLD MAN TO HIMSELF
OLD RIDER
CALLING OWLS
BY WINNEBAGO'S SHORE
DEATH OF WILBUR
A TRUE DOCTOR
TREES OF NEW JERSEY
TED
SPRING PEEPERS
TO OUR SONS, 1982
SNAPSHOT
MY SHIP
THE SCRAPER
MAKE REVOLUTION
FROM THE TALE OF PETER MINK
©Poems of R.F.Mueller- Other Times, Other Thoughts

 

What follows is a life, in part as lived, in part as imagined, I hope, with fidelity. Many of these poems have Wisconsin as their setting, while others have theirs in Virginia. Many are based to a varying degree on the writer's direct experiences or thoughs that sprang from them. A number represent experiences and inclinations unfamiliar in our urbanized world, others the impact of historical events on an individual. In many wild nature is an active participant. Most were written in the early 1980s, usually with a tree trunk as a backrest.

(Please note, the author died November 2nd, 2011. The feedback form now goes to his son, Gus. Read Robert Mueller's obituary.)