Tales and other furry tails

The dance of tigers seems ill fitted
to this life of camouflage,
who might prowl or might bounce
over cobbled streets.

Under baskets of summer cheer
a mind’s grass can be lengthened,
covering a much wilder nurture.

Pawsteps behind footsteps
to pass at another watering hole,
and feel the reds brimming orange
under chameleon surface skin;
a where-tiger deliberates
on showing off his full palette.

Behind all bookshelves, authors
scented, preyed upon,
spines bright with treetop imagination.
New targets to steadily devour,
yet claws are retractable scratchers
where the unknowing becomes known.

The tigger which is clamoured
to be released, taps a tango
or two with his colourful, swinging tail.
And you thought the tiger
was a real one? Imaginatively it is.

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8 thoughts on “Tales and other furry tails

  1. Stephanie says:

    A where-tiger deliberates on showing his full palette I say…away with deliberation! Too much can be lost in the time we take to decide.

    …and we all love that bouncy trouncy Tigger. What fun would life be without him?

  2. nectarfizz says:

    You make learning sound like an endless safari into becoming something new. I like it.

  3. Matt says:

    Stephanie, I have to agree to a point, indecision can lead to time lost, but also sometimes, time gained if the original decision would have been a wrong one. I know that’s not quite what you meant, I guess therein lies the quandry of the procrastinator. 🙂

    Bekki, I do think learning is like traveling, ever new vistas to explore.

  4. Matt says:

    Steph, your blog link seems to have gone, can you give me the new url?

  5. Bekki says:

    IS that what we are doing? 🙂

  6. Bekki says:

    You said, “ever new vistas to explore”..lol

  7. Matt says:

    Well, books are like other “mind lands” aren’t they.

  8. nectarfizz says:

    They really are. They take you places you never dreamed existed.

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