Metaphysical poem sought

Metaphysical poem sought

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“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Feb 15, 2012
On Feb 14, 2:40 pm, Pennyaline <norwegianb...@beatifulplum mage.huh> wrote:
>
> To the best of recollection, it goes some'at
> like this:
>
> Here through the seagreen twilight
> Slinks the tiger with his jewelled eye
> And slick and slim the crafty lynx
> Prick eared like satan lurches by
>
> Maybe I need some cake, too.

Worth about $20 of cake, apparently:

Interestingly, all I'm getting from searching one of the lines here, "And slick and slim the crafty lynx..." is this:

http://www.justanswer.com/general/67bst-tryin...

I have been trying for some years to trace a metaphysical poem

Customer Question
I have been trying for some years to trace a metaphysical poem starting
"Here through the seagreen twilight
Slinks the tiger with his jewelled eye
And slick and slim the crafty lynx
Prick eared like satan lurches by"
Can you help me? I do not know the poet

Already Tried:
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Submitted: 10 days and 14 hours ago.
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Expert: AngelaCM-Mod replied 6 days and 4 hours ago.

Thank you for your patience, your business is very important to us, we are waiting on the Expert with the right expertise to come online. Feel free to let us know if you would like us to continue searching for an Expert or if you would like us to close your question. Thank you for your understanding!

Customer replied 5 days and 15 hours ago.
Carry on searching
Best wishes
Ros White

Expert: Pennyaline replied 3 days and 12 hours ago.
Was it a standard form poem, or an epic like "The Knight in the Tiger's Skin"? It wasn't Blake's "The Tiger," was it?

Customer replied 3 days and 9 hours ago.
It was a standard form poem. Blake's poem starts "Tyger Tygre burning bright, in the forests of the night".
The poem I'm looking for is about the fall of man from the garden of Eden, which is depicted as a jungle

Expert: Pennyaline replied 3 days and 9 hours ago.
I know "The Tiger" and I'm asking because lots of people misremember it as something it isn't. That's what I wanted to establish. But you've given me more to work with. We're from the same era, but I don't remember ever reading a poem like the one you're looking for at all...doesn't mean I won't keep looking though!

Expert: Pennyaline replied 1 days and 22 hours ago.
You know, I actually might be onto your poem!
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Well, as far as the team of experts... we're trying... heh!

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“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#2 Feb 17, 2012
Okay, I found it, "In The Jungle" by Martin Armstrong... do I get a
cut of the pay?

http://books.google.com/books... ...

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http://tinyurl.com/The-Jungle-Martin-Armstron...

The English review, Volume 49&#8206; - Page 761Language Arts & Disciplines -
1929

In The Jungle By Martin Armstrong
Here through the sea-green twilight slinks The
tiger with his jewelled eye, And sleek and slim the crafty lynx, Prick-
eared,
like Satan, lurches by. The lion, ruffed in kingly gold, Awakes and
stretches ...
===

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Music & poetry of Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

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