Sunday, July 15, 2007

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye

Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

[William Blake, "The Tiger"]


  1. How heartbreaking, to see him there... Then again, there's not much place left by humans, anywhere, for him and most other animals... Very sad, indeed.

  2. Yes, I think it it sad, Vesper. I really enjoy going to the zoo, especially now that I have a child, but when I think about it I have conflicting emotions, especially with regard to some of the bigger and/or "smarter" animals.

  3. That is THE Blake poem. He wrote more things, but that is BLAKE for me. Touching idea.
    Are you all right after the earthquake? I'm kinda concerned, you know...

  4. I can see the place for zoos, but I still don't like them. Poor tiger. ):

  5. hey kyklops

    haven't been to yours for ages, loved your straight talking analysis of the lowri affair over at billy bob's - she is too depressing for words.

    zoos make me sad, but i know they can be educational, and some of the animals are happy enough, but seeing this tiger is just heartbreaking.

  6. Usual Stuff,
    Thanks, we're OK here, the earthquake was quite a bit north of where we are. Yes, Blake is good.

    My sentiments pretty much echo yours.

    Yeah, long time no see! "Depressing" is probably one of the nicer things I could say about that Lowri character...
    It really is sad to see tigers, lions, etc. in such small cages.