Two tigers took their ease at last,
Companions to a fault,
Yet now the hunt and feast had past
They called things to a halt...
Breathe in, breathe out and not much more
But flick a tail or two,
The other creatures to ignore,
For what was left to do?
At times like these, the sun beats down,
Life takes a slower turn
And tigers melt away each frown,
No lessons left to learn...
No fights to fight, just faithful friends,
An afternoon's repose,
Yes, this is how each tiger spends
His time apart from foes...
Two tigers taking in the sun
And watching clouds glide by,
Birds flying high till one-by-one
They've flown across the sky...
With trees still standing year-by-year
And hills both left and right,
Two tigers' hearts were filled with cheer,
Their future looking bright...
Denis Martindale, copyright, March 2013.
The poem is based on the magnificent painting
by Stephen Gayford called 'The Companions II'.
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