INTRO
WHEN I WAS FIFTEEN
ALONG 693
THE ABORTION PALACE
GROWING UP, TWO AMERICAS
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
FROM THE TALE OF PETER MINK
MAKE REVOLUTION
THE SCRAPER
MY SHIP
SNAPSHOT
TO OUR SONS, 1982
SPRING PEEPERS
TED
TREES OF NEW JERSEY
A TRUE DOCTOR
DEATH OF WILBUR
BY WINNEBAGO'S SHORE
©Poems of R.F.Mueller- Other Times, Other Thoughts

ANNIVERSARY 1984
R.F. Mueller


Can you believe it? Twenty years ago!
Like Ludwig in the country, a pastoral,
I wish that it would never end
but know it must some day.
To make it last, let's walk in the woods again,
a pleasure we've neglected some of late.

We started in the city and you didn't know how much I liked the trees
but learned I loved the female trunk okay.
O I want you to know me as an enthusiastic hugger
of all life as well as rocks and humble clay.

Can you forgive me for exploiting you for so many years?
If you can I'd like to do it for twenty more or so!


 

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As I write this, we've already exceeded the twenty extra years!