Friday, April 22, 2005

Cat blogging + poetry

For he is a mixture of gravity and waggery.
. . . .
For he camels his back to bear the first notion of business.
For he is good to think on, if a man would express himself neatly.
. . . .
For, though he cannot fly, he is an excellent clamberer.
. . . .
For every house is incomplete without him, and a blessing is lacking in the spirit.
. . . .
For he is of the tribe of Tiger.
. . . .
For he counteracts the powers of darkness by his electrical skin and glaring eyes.
. . . .
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.

--Christopher Smart, excerpts from Jubilate Agno

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