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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 - 13,105 Points Indira Renganathan (10/19/2016 10:12:00 AM)

    All praises have been said already by many poets here.. I only have to say that this poem has given me an any-time visual of the content to my heart....you are ever a great poet Emily (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 66,066 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

  • Gold Star - 88,535 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

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Poems About Dying

  1. 1. A Dying Tiger&Mdash;Moaned For Drink , Emily Dickinson
  2. 2. To An Athlete Dying Young , Alfred Edward Housman
  3. 3. The Dying Christian To His Soul , Alexander Pope
  4. 4. O Living Always--Always Dying , Walt Whitman
  5. 5. And Like A Dying Lady, Lean And Pale , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  6. 6. Dying! Dying In The Night! , Emily Dickinson
  7. 7. The Child Dying , Edwin Muir
  8. 8. The Dying Child , John Clare
  9. 9. Death And Dying Words Of Poor Mailie, The , Robert Burns
  10. 10. Dying Speech Of An Old Philosopher , Walter Savage Landor
  11. 11. On The Death Of A Fair Infant Dying Of A.. , John Milton
  12. 12. Lover's Gifts Xliii: Dying, You Have Lef.. , Rabindranath Tagore
  13. 13. Midnight Mass For The Dying Year , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  14. 14. Dying! To Be Afraid Of Thee , Emily Dickinson
  15. 15. On An Infant Dying As Soon As Born , Charles Lamb
  16. 16. The Dying Of Pere Pierre , John McCrae
  17. 17. The Daylight Is Dying , Banjo Paterson
  18. 18. The Dying Words Of Stonewall Jackson , Sidney Lanier
  19. 19. Farmer, Dying , Richard Hugo
  20. 20. Daylight Is Dying , Banjo Paterson
  21. 21. Dying Time , Mary Wismer
  22. 22. Dying Alone In Public , Cin Sweet Fields
  23. 23. Do Not Cheer, Men Are Dying, Said Capt. .. , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  24. 24. Dying For Power , Brian Dorn
  25. 25. To This World Of Dying Humanity , Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari
  26. 26. Summer Is Dying , Hayyim Nahman Bialik
  27. 27. The Death And Dying Words Of Poor Mailie , Robert Burns
  28. 28. To His Dying Brother, Master William Her.. , Robert Herrick
  29. 29. The Dying Queen , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  30. 30. The Dying Bondman , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  31. 31. On Sir Thomas Savill Dying Of The Small .. , William Strode
  32. 32. ! The Dying Moon. , Kyle Shield Laster
  33. 33. The Soldier Boy Lies Dying , Scarlett Treat
  34. 34. Papa's Dying , Leo Yankevich
  35. 35. Living And Dying , Scarlett Treat
  36. 36. Dying Love , Bonnie Collins
  37. 37. # 1 Epic Chronicles: Love Dying , Leland Wright
  38. 38. Come To Me, Sunbeam! I'M Dying , Henry Clay Work
  39. 39. Man's Dying-Place Uncertain , Robert Herrick
  40. 40. On The Yong Baronett Portman Dying Of An.. , William Strode
  41. 41. To A Mistress Dying , Sir William Davenant
  42. 42. Upon A Dying Lady , William Butler Yeats
  43. 43. Promise This—when You Be Dying , Emily Dickinson
  44. 44. I'Ve Seen A Dying Eye , Emily Dickinson
  45. 45. The Dying Hunter To His Dog , Susanna Strickland Moodie
  46. 46. Not All Die Early, Dying Young , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. 'Tis Not That Dying Hurts Us So , Emily Dickinson
  48. 48. The Dying Dragoman , Mathilde Blind
  49. 49. Ernesto On Death And Dying , Gary Witt
  50. 50. Sanctify The Dying Of The Light , Colin Ian Jeffery
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