For A Thirteenth Birthday

You have read War and Peace.
Now here is Sister Carrie,
not up to Tolstoy; still
it will second the real world:

by Lisel Mueller Click to read full poem

Comments about For A Thirteenth Birthday

Dr Tony Brahmin 25 Jul 01:40
predictable planes and levels, pavement that holds you, stairs that lift you, ice that trips you, nights that begin after sunset, War and peace... a fine poem. tony
Edward Kofi Louis 08 Dec 2017 06:33
After Sunset! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Sylvia Frances Chan 08 Dec 2017 06:23
CONGRATULATIONS on your Poem Of The DAY, Mrs. Mueller. I cannot write as many words or as long as I wished, so that´s why I have the response in a couple of times. AD. Saturday the 9th December 2017 at 1.10 Hrs AM. West-European Time. We are a couple of hours ahead.in the USA it is now still yesterday
Sylvia Frances Chan 08 Dec 2017 06:06
LAST PART: continued Congratulations with your poem of The Day, Mrs.Mueller. With the very best wishes, sincerely Sylvia Frances Chan. A TEN for your very precious words in this Poem of The Day.
Sylvia Frances Chan 08 Dec 2017 06:06
I have enjoyed this Poem of the Day, magnificently worded as a lady of your age, full of wisdom and the correct words, it is very interesting, full of humor, just under the skin, never skindeep, no on the contrary, I do hope that I have this deep style full of metaphors. War and Peace is a fascinating book by L.Tolstoy. Thank you for sharing this worthy poem with tints of irony. I like it very much.
Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014 05:27
A nicely written and interesting poem.