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A Dying Tiger&Mdash;Moaned For Drink - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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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 too slow—
'Twas not his blame—who died
While I was reaching him—
But 'twas—the fact that He was dead—


Comments about A Dying Tiger&Mdash;Moaned For Drink by Emily Dickinson

  • Gold Star - 56,002 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (9/22/2016 12:54:00 AM)

    A superb poem displaying the role of the destiny and reiterating the saying man proposes but god disposes. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 67,112 Points Susan Williams (4/14/2016 5:08:00 PM)

    Emily Dickinson wrote many poems that explored this theme of “too little too late, ” It is a sad end when you try so hard to make a difference in life but she knew that was the more likely outcome to her attempt to change the course of fate. I enjoyed her words: sped too slow twas not his blame- who died. Emily can have a fairly tart outlook- she is not all peaches and cream by any means (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Leela Chandra (10/31/2015 3:08:00 AM)

    Emily's poems were not conventional as these were written solely for the purpose of expressing herself. In seeking publication it appears that her motive was more to be have some acknowledgement of her emotions than just fame. Reading her biography she appears to be a highly sensitive person who lived with herself much more than others. She observed everything very thoroughly and attached herself with little events so much so that she could see poetry everywhere. With this reference if we reflect on her current poem - She is talking about a man she thought of as very strong and is referring here as Tiger. Somewhere the two shared a very strong bond of trust. Emily tried all she could while dying tiger carried the vision of Emily and what she carried with herself (reference of water) which was so precious to the dying master and he craved for in his last breath. Most probably she felt it was wrong thing to happen that they could not meet before his death but her intelligence told her that it was no one's fault. So it appears that she abruptly ended the poem as she could not convince herself entirely with what she wrote in last para. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Tiger

  1. 1. A Dying Tiger&Mdash;Moaned For Drink , Emily Dickinson
  2. 2. The Tiger , Hilaire Belloc
  3. 3. *royal Bengal Tiger , sarwar chowdhury
  4. 4. Elegy Upon Tiger , Jonathan Swift
  5. 5. Tiger--Tiger! , Rudyard Kipling
  6. 6. Tiger , Ernestine Northover
  7. 7. The Tale Of The Tiger-Tree , Vachel Lindsay
  8. 8. (310) Our Cat (Tiger) , Melvina Germain
  9. 9. * The Dead Tiger , Satish Verma
  10. 10. Bengal Tiger Belly , Simone Inez Harriman
  11. 11. Twarted Tiger. , Liz Munro
  12. 12. The Celtic Tiger , Dennis O'Driscoll
  13. 13. Eye Of The Tiger , John F. McCullagh
  14. 14. A Tiger , Mr. Bean
  15. 15. Granny Discovers Another Tiger , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  16. 16. Tiger And Deer , Sayeed Abubakar
  17. 17. The Celtic Tiger , Karen Solie
  18. 18. Is There A Tiger In The Woods? Or 7 And.. , Joe Rosochacki
  19. 19. Love Is A Tiger In The Night , Ken e Hall
  20. 20. Save The Tiger , Mamta Agarwal
  21. 21. Thank You, America. You Are A Fearless T.. , Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi
  22. 22. Tiger, Tiger , Hasmukh Amathalal
  23. 23. The Tiger By William Blake , Nick Ryan
  24. 24. Buddha And The Seven Tiger Cubs , Henr Cole
  25. 25. A Tiger , Alice Miller
  26. 26. Tiger Moth , Alison Cassidy
  27. 27. Tiger Lilies (Haiku) , Kelly Kurt
  28. 28. A Tiger Of Zoo , .., Rahman .., Henry
  29. 29. Tiger, Tiger , Mark Eyre
  30. 30. A Cat Called Tiger , john tiong chunghoo
  31. 31. Sleeping Tiger , Is It Poetry
  32. 32. A Tiger From Woods , Dr Hitesh Sheth
  33. 33. 'Tiger Woods' His Eagle Has Landed Due T.. , Luke Easter
  34. 34. Tiger In A Cage , Russel Tanner
  35. 35. The Royal Bengal Tiger , Asif Andalib
  36. 36. Boysiimen, Tiger, Buddha And Nazarean-Is.. , Joe Rosochacki
  37. 37. The Tiger , Irene C S ClarkHogg
  38. 38. A Save Tiger , Hasmukh Amathalal
  39. 39. Little Tiger , Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  40. 40. Hamster In A Tiger Tank (A Poem For Chil.. , Jojoba Mansell
  41. 41. Fierce Tiger: Gita-Govinda , Harekrishna Meher
  42. 42. Tiger In The Wood , Sylvia Chidi
  43. 43. Tiger Eye , Camilla Fodgaard
  44. 44. Tiger Woods , Francis Duggan
  45. 45. I Walked With A Tiger , Windsor Guadalupe Jr
  46. 46. The White Tiger , Marieta Maglas
  47. 47. Tiger, Tiger (Not Kipling) , Elena Plotkin
  48. 48. Oh Tiger Green And Sweetly Blue , Peter S. Quinn
  49. 49. To Domestic Tiger Also Has Dream , Tsira Gogeshvili
  50. 50. Year Of The Tiger , Danny Draper
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