i'll be the tiger's wife today (P)


i’ll be the tigers wife today



Durga, the goddess with 8 hands

is riding a tiger


she’s got a big crown full of jewels

a couple of swords

a bow and arrow

two scepters

a conch shell

a whirling universe

and a tablet scroll

in Her hand


i suppose that symbolizes

all the effort one must make

to cut through maya

to see things in perspective

to hold oneself in high esteem

to tame the desire tiger

to be armed



aware of lifes inequities

to bear gifts gracefully


the tiger is carrying Her….


his mouth is open

his teeth are barred

he is walking

ready for what’s coming

meeting it head on


i’ll be the tiger’s wife today





december 2010

© 2010 sarah james