The Tiger By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Tiger By Ella Wheeler Wilcox In the still jungle of the senses lay A tiger soundly sleeping, till one day A bold young hunter chanced to come that way. “How calm,” he said, “that splendid creature lies, I long to rouse him into swift surprise!” The well aimed arrow shot from amorous eyes, And […]

Tiger And Elephant By James McIntyre

Tiger And Elephant By James McIntyre On Ganges banks roams the tiger, And lion rules by the Niger, Hunter heard shrill cry of peacocks, In Indian jungles go in flocks. And he saw tiger crouch and spring, To crush a bird with beauteous wing, But the tiger missed his aim, And he hung his head […]

A Dying Tiger&Mdash;Moaned For Drink By Emily Dickinson

A Dying Tiger&Mdash;Moaned For Drink By Emily Dickinson A Dying Tiger—moaned for Drink— I hunted all the Sand— I caught the Dripping of a Rock And bore it in my Hand— His Mighty Balls—in death were thick— But searching—I could see A Vision on the Retina Of Water—and of me— ‘Twas not my blame—who sped […]

The Tiger By Hilaire Belloc

The Tiger By Hilaire Belloc The tiger, on the other hand, Is kittenish and mild, And makes a pretty playfellow For any little child. And mothers of large families (Who claim to common sense) Will find a tiger well repays The trouble and expense. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

Tigers By Melissa Ginsburg

Tigers By Melissa Ginsburg for Erik Lemke (1979-2012) 1. A hummingbird flies into a window that looks like the sky. Everything around here looks like the sky. The sky looks tiger striped. They call that kind of cloud something. I know somebody who knows about clouds. I could find out the name. Everything around here […]

Little Tiger Cat By Annette Wynne

Little Tiger Cat By Annette Wynne Little Tiger Cat, with the spotted face, Do you think you’ve found a baby-jungle place? Going through the grass, stealthily and slow, Are you waiting to jump out and scare the folks you know? And send them running to the house as fast as they can go? Little Tiger […]

Tiger Mask Ritual By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Tiger Mask Ritual By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni When you put on the mask the thunder starts. Through the nostril’s orange you can smell the far hope of rain. Up in the Nilgiris, glisten of eucalyptus, drip of pine, spiders tumbling from their silver webs. The mask is raw and red as bark against your facebones. […]

Eeny Meeny Miny Moe By Anonymous

Eeny Meeny Miny Moe By Anonymous Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Catch a tiger by the toe. If he hollers, let him go, Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

Cat’s Dream By Pablo Neruda

Cat’s Dream By Pablo Neruda How neatly a cat sleeps,sleeps with its paws and its posture,sleeps with its wicked claws,and with its unfeeling blood,sleeps with all the rings-a series of burnt circles-which have formed the odd geologyof its sand-colored tail. I should like to sleep like a cat,with all the fur of time,with a tongue […]

Tiger! Tiger! By Rudyard Kipling

Tiger! Tiger! By Rudyard Kipling What of the hunting, hunter bold? Brother, the watch was long and cold. What of the quarry ye went to kill? Brother, he crops in the jungle still. Where is the power that made your pride? Brother, it ebbs from my flank and side. Where is the haste that ye […]