Royal Bengal Tigress of India

NaPoWriMo. My friend Amber Chand has had a life worthy of a performance show. And, she happens to have a show about her experiences growing up in India, Uganda, British boarding schools, and eventually the United States.  Amber is a performer, podcaster, author, artist, business consultant, and retreat leader.  I am dreaming of her retreat to the Himalayan foothills.

The Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. The strength of this magnificent creature makes this the right stamp for Amber.  Here is Amber reading the poem.

Royal Bengal Tigress of India

Silently she entered the room
as if floating on fog.
Although she made no scene
all eyes noticed,
noticed her graceful lines,
her soft strength,
her agile spirit.

The revelers whispered.
Is she a spy?
A duchess?
An Indie movie star?
A mystic?

The women of the party
edged toward her
as if stalking a mirage.

She spoke in wise parlance
asking the women
“What are you yearning for?”
“What are you afraid of?”
“What do you trust?”

She looked into their eyes
with her tigress eyes,
she waved her long tail
as if to dismiss folly,
then turned and bound out of the room
purring “live through passion.”

Amber and Dawn in “wise parlance.”


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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