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aunt abigail
Posted by: Tassy (---.auckland.clix.net.nz)
Date: February 13, 2004 06:58AM

Hope someone can help me to remember the authors and the rest of these 2 poems

Cats no less liquid than their shadows
Offer no angles to the wind
They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes
Less than themselves.....( thats all I can remember)

and the next one
Aunt Abigail was practical and liked things done on time
Unhurried and in order, true
To pattern as a rhyme...(thats all I can remember)


Re: 2 poems I am trying to recall- can anybody help?
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt2.mornington.au.da.uu.net)
Date: February 13, 2004 07:13AM

The first one:

'Cats' by A. S. J. Tessimond

Cats no less liquid than their shadows
Offer no angles to the wind.
They slip, diminished, neat through loopholes
Less than themselves; will not be pinned

To rules or routes for journeys; counter
Attack with non-resistance; twist
Enticing through the curving fingers
And leave an angered empty fist.

They wait obsequious as darkness
Quick to retire, quick to return;
Admit no aim or ethics; flatter
With reservations; will not learn

To answer to their names; are seldom
Truly owned till shot or skinned.
Cats no less liquid than their shadows
Offer no angles to the wind.




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