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American Life in Poetry: Mockingbird

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I like birds, and poems about birds, and several years ago I co-edited an anthology of bird poems called The Poets Guide to the Birds. I wish Judith Harris had written this lovely description of a mockingbird in time for us to include it, but it's brand new. Harris lives in Washington, D.C.

Mockingbird

I can hear him,

now, even in darkness,

a trickster under the moon,

bristling his feathers,

sounding as merry

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