Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Art Show: Tiger, Tiger...

(Jungle Cats, Owen Polson, age 7)

"The Tiger"

by William Blake (1757–1827)

TIGER, tiger, 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 and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

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?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

11 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

I love the colours. That's one talented dude you have.

Bobbie Metevier said...

Tell him I love his art! What a talent!

Aaron Polson said...

Owen thanks you both. :)

Kara McElhinny said...

Very fabu painting, Owen!

Dig the poem too, thanks for sharing both, Aaron!

Happy weekend!

Michael Stone said...

Brilliant art. Love the use of colour!

Natalie L. Sin said...

That is the happiest tiger I've ever seen!

K.C. Shaw said...

That's really good! I love the use of color and the really awesome way the tiger is semi-camouflaged. Really nice! Your whole family is talented. :)

Aaron Polson said...

You too, Kara.

Thanks, Mike.

Natalie - He just ate a poacher. ;)

You're too kind, K.C.

Danielle Ferries said...

Great painting. He definitely has an eye for it :)

Laura Eno said...

Owen is incredibly talented! I love the colors and composition.

Katey said...

He's already a regular Gaugin. (But without the crazy jerk parts. Obviously.)