For several logistical reasons, I have been unable to create a new post, for which I sincerely apologize. To make up for it, I am repeating one of my favorite recipes. Enjoy, Beautiful People!
With all due respect to His Majesty the Lion King, there is a gorgeous majestic cat who is bigger, stronger, more ferocious, and by far more famous. He is the one, whose might and glory was proclaimed by two great authors , one after the other.
I confess, I am entranced by William Blake’s poetry, literally riveted to every word, whenever I open a book (I am lucky to own an edition with his engravings). So was Rudyard Kipling, who based his tiger Shere Khan character in The Jungle Book on Blake’s Tyger. The name itself is telling: in several languages Shere means tiger, and khan is a king. Kipling’s great cat is a royal Bengal tiger, an official symbol of People’s Republic of Bangladesh; however, the original Shere Khan is not a very savory character. He is a vicious enemy of the feral boy Mowgli; he is…
View original post 1,280 more words