The Lion

Original Text: 
Vachel Lindsay, Collected Poems (New York: Macmillan, 1923): 263.
1The Lion is a kingly beast.
2He likes a Hindu for a feast.
3And if no Hindu he can get,
4The lion-family is upset.
5He cuffs his wife and bites her ears
6Till she is nearly moved to tears.
7Then some explorer finds the den
8And all is family peace again.
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Tuck's Magazine (Winter 1914)
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.