Today's poem is "The Mockingbird in May"
from The Atheist’s Prayer

Dos Madres Press

Madeline Tiger’s most recently published collections are The Earth Which Is All (2008) and Birds of Sorrow and Joy: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000 (2003). Her work appears regularly in journals and anthologies. She has been teaching in state programs and private workshops since 1973 and has been a “Dodge Poet” since 1986. She has five children and seven grandchildren and lives in Bloomfield, NJ under a weeping cherry tree.

Books by Madeline Tiger:

Other poems on the web by Madeline Tiger:
Two poems

About The Atheist’s Prayer:

"In The Atheist’s Prayer Madeline Tiger never forgets, even in the most intimate moments, that “truth is …like the old inveterate river that holds clouds.” Tiger encompasses, with a tender embrace, a life made whole; her ministrations do not deny its sorrows, and she is glad to celebrate its hard-won triumphs. I don’t know when I have ever been allowed to contemplate the intricacies of the personal so unflinchingly and to understand that, beyond the window, there is a vast untempered world, a glorious one. It is the caring in these quietly intelligent poems which makes living in this world possible."
—Burt Kimmelman

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