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cats no less liquid/aunt abigail
Posted by: Tassy (---.auckland.clix.net.nz)
Date: February 13, 2004 04:47AM

Can anyone help with these? 2 poems I particularly liked, I need the rest of the poems and the authors too! Hope you can help.
First one
'Cats, no less liquid than their shadows
Offer no angles to the wind.
They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes less than themselves"

and the next one

"Aunt Abigail was practical and liked things done on time,
Unhurried and in order,true
To pattern as a rhyme.
So when she saw that Uncle John
Would not get up again"

I hope someone can help cos my mind has been going crazy tryin' to remember.


Re: 2 poems I remember a few lines of but c an't remember the authors
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: February 13, 2004 07:31AM

The first one is Cats by ASJ Tessimond:

Cats

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.

-- A. S. J. Tessimond




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