Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Quite a Wordy Wednesday

The Cat
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The cat
      licks its paw and
lies down in
     the bookshelf nook
                can lie in a
                            sphinx position
without moving for so
                               many hours
and then turn her head
                to me and
                         rise and stretch
and turn
              her back to me and
lick her paw again as if
                          no real time had passed
It hasn't
                           and she is the sphinx with
              all the time in the world
                   in the desert of her time
The cat
    knows where flies die
          sees ghosts in motes of air
              and shadows in sunbeams
She hears
               the music of the spheres and
the hum in the wires of houses
               and the hum of the universe
in interstellar spaces
                    prefers domestic places
                    and the hum of the heater


  1. What a wonderful poem! And you look divinely cozy there in the sun, Spitty.

  2. Excellent poem. Mom thinks cats' purrs are the best sound (hum) in the universe.

  3. and I am perpetually awaiting
    a rebirth of free feeding

  4. MOL - I love how humans romanticize us kitties so! ;-)

  5. Nice one Spitty. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Tell your mom that yes, yes that is true. And even more could and I hope will be said.

    I am prepared to take my Auntie duties very seriously Spitty. Wanna help when you come over? <3

  7. =^..^=


    happee easturr dood...rememburr...DINO eggs onlee in yur baskit !! ☺

  8. purrfect poem for a purrfect photo

  9. That was exquisite!

    Not one mention of drool

    Ms Stella O Houligan

  10. Never seen this one before...its wonnerful!

  11. Whoa! But why is the cat a SHE when you’re a HE? Great poem nonetheless.

  12. What a nice poem about us beautiful creatures of this earth.

    Emma and Buster

  13. Wonderful poem...and oh so true!

  14. What a really terrific poem. Thanks for sharing it, Spitty, along with an adorable photo of you. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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