What of the hunting

(notes by Philip Holberton)


This is the heading for “Tiger! Tiger!” in The Jungle Book (1894). It is collected as a Chapter Heading in Songs from Books (1912) and later collections.

The poem

The poem is spoken by two different voices in alternate lines. The second speaker is bleeding to death.

it ebbs from my flank and side


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