Selected Poems - The Gold of the Tigers Summary & Analysis

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The Gold of the Tigers Summary

In "Tankas," the poet thinks of moonlight, a garden, a woman, a sword, and rain, and is wistful not to have been cut down in battle but to be a counter of syllables. "Susan Bomba" describes a tall woman in a garden, but also in an ancient temple or in England, and behind the myths and masks, her soul is always alone. "The Blind Man," divested of the diverse world, must create his own universe, yet only shades of yellow stay with him and he can see only to look on nightmares. In "The Search," the poet returns to a house of his ancestors, with whom he is fused as one, he in a dream, they in death. "1971" asks how words can describe the unforgettable day that two men walked on the moon, concluding that...

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