Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
This is a poem about a woman's marriage life.
Aunt Jennifer's tigers prance across a screen
Aunt Jennifer is an artist who sews tigers on her screen. The tiger is very strong and
maybe frighten Aunt Jennifer that I hear her "scream".
Bright topaz denizens of a world of green
Tigers are the king in fields, and so dose a husband own great power to control his wife, even beat her as he wish. His face is filled of brightness, and his status is also as high and valuable as topaz.
They do not fear the man beneath the trees;
They pace in sleek chivalric certainty
Aunt Jennifer's husband fears nothing and does whatever he wants. He may ask her to do things by violence and still feel happy about his "victory" because his name is certainty.
Aunt Jennifer's fingers fluttering through her wool
Find even the ivory needle hard to pull
Aunt Jennifer could not bear this anymore. She takes actions to protect herself from being hurt, I see her wings fluttering to take refuge, however, she lost in the tangled wool. Even a small needle is so hard to pull, Aunt Jennifer doesn't have strength anymore. And ivory, pure love has been disappeared.
The massive weight oh Uncle's wedding band
Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand
The condition went from bed to worse after a fiery fight. The burden was more and more heavy to carry until it was too late to change anything.
When Aunt is dead, her terrified hands will lie
Still ringed with ordeals she masters by
The terrible feeling of being mastered by tremendous ordeals still could not fade away though this poor woman has gone over her life, her fingers trembling as before.
The tigers in the panel that she made
Will go on prancing, proud and unafraid.
One's hope can come true in dreams, so did Aunt Jennifer. She made glaring tiger pictures as if she had been bravely facing all the difficulties and ready to solve them. Now she is unafraid of anything.