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The Tiger In His Glory

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The Tiger In His Glory

A stealthy tiger stalks his prey
His eyes alight with cunning gleam;
And tho' the world may peaceful seem
The lissome springboks graze and play --
The danger lurks, not far away

He crouches low, his muscles taught
While calculations fill his mind
The perfect arc of force to find;
His quarry, still without a thought
Of what design the tiger sought

The tiger springs, the creatures flee
His mighty limbs with awesome force 
Perform their planned and deadly course;
Now lies the springbok piteously
Forever torn from things that be

And o'er his corpse presides the prince
His solid jowls bespecked with blood
His razor claws in crimson flood;
He glories in these trickling glints
That show his skill in ruby tints

And when the prince has et his fill
The birds descend to eat the rest
To feed the young ones in the nest;
But on the tiger roams at will
He's free to wander, hunt, and kill

Written on the twenty-eighth of July, 2013

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst

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  1. Date: 8/23/2013 4:03:00 PM
    Tigerish and wild, love your poetry congrats xxx

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Congratulations, a fine piece.

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 2:03:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:28:00 PM
    You did great with this one and I am glad to finally get to see it by perusing the winners list. Congrats to you, Isaiah. A very descriptive poem.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Congratulations Isaiah...Seren

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:54:00 PM
    a nice winning poem, congrats in the Tigers living Free contest. SKAT

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:42:00 PM
    hi Isaiah superb poem congrats on your win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 12:03:00 PM
    This is truly awesome work, Isaiah. Quintella can be a very tricky form and you nailed it. Honestly, this should be the example everyone looks to for guidance if they want to learn how to write a proper quintella. That second last stanza was particularly wonderful - creative rhymes and spectacular imagery!

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 9:51:00 PM
    Now I really feel tiger poem is drivel...yours is great. I think you have a top ten here. BG

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 7:54:00 PM
    hey isaiah - whatever you were drinking tonight, i'd like a glass of, please! something has inspired you to write such brilliant and amazing verse. very impressive!