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 Post subject: Poetry Corner.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:49 pm 
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remember this one by that Sandburg guy?
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.


And then there is this one from Star Trek.
Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.


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Anybody have any other cat poems? The only other one I know is

The cat
sat on
the mat :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Poetry Corner.
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I'm Only A Cat


I'm only a cat,
and I stay in my place...
Up there on your chair,
on your bed or your face!

I'm only a cat,
and I don't finick much...
I'm happy with cream
and anchovies and such!

I'm only a cat,
and we'll get along fine...
As long as you know
I'm not yours... you're all mine!

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 Post subject: Re: Poetry Corner.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:01 pm 
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What Is A Cat

Gentle eyes
that see so much,
paws that have
the quiet touch.

Purrs to signal
"all is well"
and show more love
than words can tell.

Graceful movements
touched with pride,
a calming presence
by our side.

A friendship
that will last and grow,
small wonder
why we love them so.

...Author Unknown

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 Post subject: Re: Poetry Corner.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:12 pm 
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What comes instantly to mind is TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats,
the poetry that inspired that wonderful musical Cats.

Here's an excerpt my fav character Mr. Mistoffelees

He is quiet and small, he is black
From his ears to the tip of his tail;
He can creep through the tiniest crack,
He can walk on the narrowest rail.
He can pick any card from a pack,
He is equally cunning with dice;
He is always deceiving you into believing
That he's only hunting for mice.
He can play any trick with a cork
Or a spoon and a bit of fish-paste;
If you look for a knife or a fork
And you think it is merely misplaced--
You have seen it one moment, and then it is gawn!
But you'll find it next week lying out on the lawn.

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 Post subject: Re: Poetry Corner.
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OMG...tell me to stop......


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 Post subject: Re: Poetry Corner.
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My last....for now.. :twisted:

Stray Cat

Oh, what unhappy twist of fate
Has brought you homeless to my gate?
The gate where once another stood
To beg for shelter, warmth, and food
For from that day I ceased to be
The master of my destiny.

While he, with purr and velvet paw
Became within my house the law.
He scratched the furniture and shed
And claimed the middle of my bed.

He ruled in arrogance and pride
And broke my heart the day he died.
So if you really think, oh Cat,
I'd willingly relive all that
Because you come forlorn and thin
Well...don't just stand there...Come on in!

...Francis Witham

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 Post subject: Re: Poetry Corner.
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Oh this is fun!

A Cat's Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep
The king-size bed is soft and deep...
I sleep right in the center groove
My human can hardly move!

I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and "I want food!"

I sneak up slowly to begin
My nibbles on my human's chin
She wakes up quickly, I have sharp teeth
And my claws I will unsheath

For the morning's here and it's time to play
I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
This human person that I see.

The one who hugs me and holds me tight
And sacrifices her bed at night

...Author Unknown

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A kitten with a length of string
Is such a pretty, playful thing.
A kitten with a leaf to chase
Exhibits beauty, form and grace.
But I love kittens curled up, wise,
With ancient mystery in their eyes.


...Salvatore Marsiglia

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