Denis Martindale

Elegant Reflections - Poem by Denis Martindale

The tiger's golden stripes stood out
Upon his famous frame,
Mid dazzling colours all about,
Yet none were quite the same...
Yet when upon the waters stirred,
Reflections rose above,
But he cared less at what occurred,
Cool water was enough...

He strode ahead, partaking all
The stream had there to give,
Before a brand new night must fall
On all below that live...
Mid Summer's heat a tiger sighs,
Yet here was cool relief,
With all the joy that God supplies,
As if beyond belief...

To think, that he, was privy to,
A shelter from the heat,
While other creatures had no clue
That this could be so sweet...
He sniggered to himself with glee,
The selfish so-and-so...
And never told a soul that he
Found such a place to go...

Denis Martindale, copyright, February 2013.

The poem is based on the magnificent painting
by Stephen Gayford called 'Elegant Reflections'.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 16, 2013

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