Walking through the woods may have been a way of life for some.
I booked a safari to drive through the forest in a jeep, with a professional driver. I’m expected to believe what they tell me about the animals, my own research notwithstanding.
Then the unexpected happens. A tiger is sitting on the bonnet of the car. We are safely locked inside, advised to stay still. I look into the eyes of the animal.
Silently, I tell him we are friends.
He appears to get the message and responds with a different sound.
“Tell me about the world outside. Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow. Can I come out there from the dark and dense forests?”
I’m afraid to say, ‘they might lock you up in a zoo. The world outside is not safe for you, my friend.”
The prompt line given by Sana Rizvi is
“Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow.” – from the poem A Daughter of Eve by Christina Rossetti.