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

Monday, September 26, 2011

No Place Else To Go

Tiger, Tiger eyes burning bright
I ride your passion into the night.
Atop your back,
Hanging on to your skin,
Caught in the surging rhythm
Of the movement you’re in.
Now your passion becomes mine.
My cells explode in joy,
Effortless and smooth,
The animal and the boy.
Speeding through the forest
On this mystic, moonlit night,
Flashes of orange and black
Glow in iridescent light.
Melting into the shadows,
Consciousness becomes like butter.
Blur of blinding movement
As pads caress the Mother.
We move as one,
Streamlined and slunk so low.
Racing, spurting and leaping
With no place else to go.
Just movement for pure joy,
Our muscles flow in communion.
Happy at last in this body,
I am fulfilled in this reunion.

Who will speak for the wild nature?
The heritage of our cells?
While modern imperatives condition
Against sight and sound and smell.
You can touch upon that place
Where tigers and lions abound.
Is this what it takes
To bring the circle round?
Call it to you now
Put aside your shame
Evoke it in your soul.
Stand in the sunrise flame.
Heaven and Earth
Are one in this sacred place.
Our homecoming is
As we discover our grace.
Let it come
Let it flow
Movement, passion, freedom
The tiger’s precious glow.
Let us find upliftment
Through the ecstasy of earthly touch
With arms outstretched in gratitude
Is this asking for too much?


  1. Pure delightful - a magical ride as well as a look at our lifeline to nature

  2. This was/is amazing! Thank you, Tiger! You've ended my day as it should be...thanks for reminding me :)

  3. A Tiger from 'tiger'...thanks for posting it.

  4. so inspiring, Tiger. Thanks for sharing this with the world.

  5. it's so sad what is happening to the environment of our fellow beings on this plant.

  6. Nice read, nice ride, well written and beautiful concept

  7. we can see many things in the created earth that is beyond what man has made.

  8. Purrfect your a dear dear one the tiger & all creatures would thankQ for your care written here I love the words and feel the idea of dreaming and being the tiger running free without care of humans damage ... a beeutiful poem thankQ always beez :)

  9. 'just movement for pure joy..' WOW! '..words that are written from our essence are absorbed better!'@Raam Dev

  10. it was good popping back in here after a while sir...nice play on a classic, tyger, tyger....oh to ride a tiger....

  11. I don't think that is asking too much, so ride the tiger all day, wait that sounded bad...haha Wonderful piece.

  12. connection with nature always teaches me an inspirational lesson.

  13. Tiger this is amazing and a wonderful write and connection with nature

  14. Thanks, Tiger. Excellent rhythm, rhyme, and connection with the Mother. I can feel the fur, the speeding through the forest, the pads on the jungle floor...

  15. dear Tiger
    Thank you for your deep generosity
    for beautiful warm wishes and golden poems
    Nga mihi nui ahau ki a koe,
    Greatest and warmest of greetings and acknowledgements to you
    may the dreams of your heart flourish and more
    Arohanui Sapphire