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The Archetypal Vision in the
of Edgar Rice Burroughs
(Homage to Tarzan)
we find that lean, dark image
Into which any likeness may be fitted,
A silhouette leaning forward in the tangle
Of spickled leaves like a panther at dusk,
A template for all our ancient dreams.
is the charm of the Arting vision
That we carry it with us always
Throughout the major and minor keys
Of the twenty-four volumes of jungle lore,
The wild being still living in our soul.
his breast the pendulous locket swings,
Holding a human motherís face over
The tempered heart, while at his hip three arrows
Rest easy in a quiver to be drawn
To the bow-string of a solitary
Life keenly spied across the forest night.
moment the shadow will arise
From the spreading bough and slip into
A Sylvan glade where every beast will greet him
As friend or foe, and strange cities
With lofty towers will find praise or curses
Upon the lips of lovely maids and savage men.
[This poem first appeared in ERB-APA #59, Fall 1998]
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