Danny Draper

Rookie - 347 Points (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Year Of The Tiger


A gibbous moon
Of tired ochre
Leered from diagonal
Above the horizon,
One eyed cat
Out for vengeance
Harbinger of doom
War weary pariah,
Fire, fire coolly dimming
Spirit over landscape
Torn from Earth
Quickening the haemorrhage,
Above forest ghosts
Bleached as bones
Into history cast
Prey unto asymmetry,
Stalk the land
On silent paws
In Sun’s rays
Conceal thy fury,
You will kill
We will destroy
But create anew
Our lesser Earth,
Rich and diverse
In celebrating lunar
Cherishing our mythology;
Year of the Tiger.

Submitted: Friday, January 27, 2012
Edited: Friday, January 27, 2012

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  • Bronze Star - 2,287 Points Ken E Hall (10/3/2013 4:51:00 AM)

    The tiger was certainly in its fire element thru the poem and you have a knack to fire up a poem with your skill of writing which is our pleasure...regards (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,873 Points * Sunprincess * (8/27/2012 7:55:00 PM)

    I love and respect the tiger... :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,405 Points Diane Hine (4/2/2012 8:35:00 AM)

    The moon that inspired this smouldering poem must have been very impressive! (Report) Reply

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