Thursday, 4 February 2010

Cats go gently

Here's a Poet-in-Residence poem about cats. It was written many years ago but has never been published. A feline premier, then!

Cats go gently

cats go gently
when they want to
go to someplace
quiet

-ly
without disturbing
you or me
or indeed their symmetry

and once there they curl
and softly settledown
and
stare

at who knows what
but why
they care to do so
baffles me

because so far
as I can tell
it seems to baffle
them as well

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gw2010

5 comments:

  1. Written by a cat lover - no doubt about that. Not so sure that they don't know what they are doing though - I always feel that everything they do is premeditated and designed for one thing alone - their comfort.

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  2. Thank you John.

    Pat, we may never know. Maybe when they stare at nothing it's because they are receiving radio signals on their whiskers

    >(°j°)<

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  3. Nice, Gwilym. The enjambment

    quiet-


    ly


    Is worthy of cummings.

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