Treasure Island

darren thomas


Tiger Sunset


In those evenings by a red sea
I would often gaze west
and see the tiger’s eye
staring over its den of desert hills
a single life in its predatory stare,

I remember thinking
as those nights each fell away
‘it really is a beautiful world’
or
‘today you did not get me, go feed on the flesh
and the thoughts of another’s sin’
while sometimes, I would just stare
or make wishes or promises
to all those once cool cats;

as it left for distant cities
it seemed to wink at a man’s imagination

but what I couldn’t see behind me
was the faint claw of a moon
piercing the huge cage of black
I always thought of as protection;

a tiger is still a tiger
while it sleeps
or when it roars.

Submitted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Tiger Sunset by darren thomas )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. How Was Your Day?, Donald R Charon
  2. we never did go bowling, Mandolyn ...
  3. How To Tie The Knot, Foster Teegarden
  4. hurry husband, shush my alliteration, Mandolyn ...
  5. Sharp Is The Bite, Donald R Charon
  6. Erato my Muse of love poetry. (Part 2), Erato
  7. Headache, Foster Teegarden
  8. Autumn Season, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  9. mommy, Josephine Taylor
  10. Friendly Union, Tirupathi Chandrupatla

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  9. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]