I don’t have anything planned for this week’s post. My grandson has been visiting for the past few weeks so I’ve been somewhat preoccupied. We went to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, I think on Wednesday, a dread hot day.

I took these two pictures in Land of the Tigers with a Canon Power Shot SX130.

Tiger, Karen Gardner 2014

Tiger, Karen Gardner 2014

THE TYGER – William Blake (1794)
Tyger Tyger, burning bright, 
In the forests of the night; 
What immortal hand or eye, 
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies. 
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?
And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?
Thirsty Tiger, Karen Gardner 2014

Thirsty Tiger, Karen Gardner 2014

What the hammer? what the chain, 
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp, 
Dare its deadly terrors clasp! 
When the stars threw down their spears 
And water’d heaven with their tears: 
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
Tyger Tyger burning bright, 
In the forests of the night: 
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
NOTE: To hear THE TYGER read by Tom O’Bedlam of Spoken Verse, please refer to Dost Thou Know, the April 23, 2012 post on this very blog.