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
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

HILLS
R.F. Mueller


On a hill I feel the unity of the world and the redundancy of roads.
There I can see the distant hills, blue, just visible,
From which I could see other hills, plains, lakes, and on and on,
Reaching to where I was born.
I can see crows, swifts and hawks
Stitching together while I watch
All the bright places of my life, and at night,
While stars swarm above, the wind
Is still here while I sleep.


 

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I've always felt a unity in my experiences in Wisconsin and Virginia, because both were and are dominated by Nature. The natural areas of Virginia are similar enough to those of Wisconsin to share many native species, both plant and animal, and which I first encountered as a child. Consequently there exists an emotional as well as a scientific bond in my mind, and is one motivation for starting and pursuing the "Virginians for Wilderness" group and the "Forests of the Central Appalachians Project."