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  For Your Quickness, for the Rest
by Phyllis Jean Green
Thursday, March 15, 2007
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Bring me back as a tiger
once, at least.  White, gold,
orange, bronze, your choice,
as long as I lie weightless
and lithe along a branch
with no more on my mind
than shifts of light
and dark that believe
they masquerade as trees.
Stripe me visible
only to me.  See my paws
sport rugged pads.  Claws
are just sharp enough.  
Let my breath  come easy.
Tell me when to breathe.
Give me the sense to luxuriate
in the lush fur that serves
to hide until it strikes.  
Hundreds of spaces lurk
beneath so I can genie
to phantoms now curved,
now eeling long, in a flash.
Ripple my sides and widen
my eyes to amber lamps
as I leap to thrill to the chase.  
Oh,  and do be sure I fill
my belly strictly out of need.
Leave the jungle as I found it.

(c) Phyllis Jean Green,  March, 2007


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Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/20/2007

Your sublime poetry never fails to enlighten and gladden my heart and soul

Thank you dear friend, for being my friend

Love and Blessings

Reviewed by Art Sun 3/18/2007
a very interesting concept of re-incarnation...and a nice work of view on the tiger and the jungle...

nice work....Art Sun...
Reviewed by Morning Star 3/17/2007
I love the power and hop of this wonderful words
And I truly love tigers and think their just beautiful
Excellent I enjoyed this read very much!!
Love And Peace To you Always..Morning star

Reviewed by David Young 3/17/2007
I love the imagery in this excellent poem.
Reviewed by J M 3/17/2007
Sweet pea this was a wonderful poem of power and hope I loved reading your work once more.

Happy OL Saint Pat's Day!
Peace & Blessings,
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/17/2007
Wonderful write,,love the picture...Hugssssss
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 3/17/2007
Excellent poem, holly
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/15/2007
great poem-i love the end-fill my belly strictly out of need/leave the jungle as i found it...we humans should take a lesson-
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 3/15/2007
Resonates my poem Reincarnate...shame poachers kill these animals to make Chinese medicines. In high country Colorado where I live, I am a few acres away from my neighbors who own a wildlife rehabilitation private facility. The Department of Wildlife confiscated these lions from people who had them illegally. For years, I have had the opportunity to live amongst these zoo kenneled animals because they can never be released into the wild after human imprinting. I just walk up the road where wild antelope and deer follow me to visit the lions...the scent in my mountain air here is full of wildness from these animals...I live in raw nature wolves answer the calls of these lions when they gets really vocal, especially on the full moon nights...vernal equinox coming up, Pea...great shapeshifter poem...

Sage who luvs ya, tie-dye me a T size medium...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/15/2007
Wistful in fantasy perhaps but there is a deeper meaning here and it is also a fine ode to a wonderful creature. Thank you for sharing, Pea. Love and peace,

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/15/2007
great fantasy poeming Phyllis
Reviewed by Connie Faust 3/15/2007
Beautiful, Phyllis. You have given me a glimpse into the mind of the tiger poised on the branch. Or so it seems.
I also like the transition to protection of the jungle in the last 3 lines.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 3/15/2007
A wonderful write my is beautifully written, your write reminds the reader of all the wonderful things that our beautiful earth has to offer us! Enjoyed as always!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Bennett 3/15/2007
This is so wonderfully written and it was a very pleasurable read. Thanks for sharing this with me on the Den.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 3/15/2007
Good idea, Phyllis. Us humans seem to have forgotten what it is to simply be at ease and enjoy what life has to offer, and we do destroy an awful lot of things. Loved it!

Reviewed by richard cederberg 3/15/2007
Delightful Pea. Outstanding flow.

Light and Wisdom ...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/15/2007
Excellent! Very well done, Pea!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/15/2007
Wonderful choice of words.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/15/2007

For my quickness, I am rewarded with a glimpse of the illusive T I G E R stalking the Den! This is absolutely mesmerizing poetry, as beautiful as the big cat you portray in vivid imagery. BRAVA, my dear, you've penned another one into my library, where you will never be endangered! *applause*

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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