|Bengal Tiger, shot by King George V in Nepal, 1911--Norwich Castle Museum|
Tiger, Tiger, burning bright,
Stalking through the museum at night,
Roaring loudly as he paces
Through the dusty display cases.
No amount of stuffing can sap
The life from Erin's favourite cat:
He lives, he breathes, with all the vigour
Of his cartoon namesake, Tigger.
Endangered he may be, but still,
His beauty lasts beyond the kill.
In his eyes, a noble light -
Tiger, Tiger, burning bright.