The Woman, The Tiger
The woman, the tiger, the door, the man, the choice.
Riddles are soulless.
In them, it is never raining.
Originally published in The Beauty (Knopf, 2015); all rights reserved. Copyright © by Jane Hirshfield. Used by permission of the author, all rights reserved.
Jane Hirshfield is the author of nine collections of poetry, includingThe Beauty: Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), which was long listed for the National Book Award. She served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2012 to 2017.
Date Published: 2015-03-03
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/woman-tiger