~The poet uses the butterfly net of language to catch fleeting images in mid-flight~

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bodhisattva’s View

Beyond the whimpering cry
Beyond the wounded soul
Through the cave of darkness
Where all seekers fear must go

Beyond the hollow shell
Beyond the echoed screams
Our pretenses they shall crumble
As we discover our very means

There is a true man and woman waiting
Not the ones who brought us tears
They are dressed in resplendent colors
Like the sunset after a storm has cleared

Find the wings of eagles
Fly and join them there
With the fish prize clasped in your talons
Let your freedom song fill the air

Eat the flesh that makes you human
Follow the urge that makes you fly
Know that your ultimate communion
Is also something that makes you cry


  1. Wow - another awesome poem - filled with wisdom and the freedom of eagles - I love the way you pulled it together at the end with the abab rhyme structure and cadence so it becomes like a mantra

  2. Philosophical yet colloquial - a poem that speaks to deeper meanings while still addressing us in a smooth, intriguing manner. Flows well, strong sense of imagery, with a purpose and message that sets the soul to moving.

  3. Hi Tiger Knowing my background the way you do all I can say is you touched my soul deeply with this poem

  4. I loved this one, I could really relate. The last two lines really struck me--a solid, beautiful finish to a beautiful poem. Well done!

  5. This is really beautiful. It echoes a lot things I feel. Thank you.

  6. Your poem is rather fitting, as I am reading The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. Like Pessoa, you make me think and I enjoy that. Thank you! Take care.

  7. nice. love the eating of flesh/communion and the freedom found...nice write man.

  8. 'Know that your ultimate communion
    Is also something that makes you cry'
    WOW...a lovely poem!!

  9. i doth my cap...and not coz you commented but because i liked this..a tweet for this too..cheers pete

  10. Beautifully crafted words of wisdom that speaks in the volume of truth for all to understand. There is purity and healing to be found in those tears and ultimately understanding. Wonderful.

  11. When staring into darkness
    My light I highly shine
    It finds friends aplenty now
    Our spirits stop to dine

    That's what it feels like when I read your poems. The poems are the light you shine into the darkness so friends can find you and the banquet your have prepared for us. Thanks!

  12. This is very encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting. The feel of it is classic and its truly masterful. I felt this on a subatomic level.

  13. finding the wings of eagles..always wish i'd find them and could fly...beautiful poem tiger

  14. There certainly is darkness in store for all of us. I like that you enter that cave and put aside your fears. Reminds me a bit of John of the Cross who found the darkness was Light so bright that it blinded him at first. Lots of truth beautifully told in this one, Tiger. Carry on, on eagles wings!

  15. Some times soaring for freedom, to fly in the sky is also achieve through tear drops... I liked it so much...

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  16. divine words..
    enjoyed the imagery.


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  17. Wonderful poem speaking to the inner spirit and its oneness with forces beyond understanding.

  18. love the very last line.. thank you for sharing this.. my potluck- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/nectar-from-heaven/

  19. Smart lead-up, love the end-line.