Monday, February 25, 2013

A Feline’s Folly

A cat can offer much bound to enchant. 
Felines, ever charming, but capricious
Eventually –– no matter how you slant ––
Lenient, strict, indulgent, or judicious ––

It seems the little fuzzball will prevail.
No worthy feline ever lets you win.
Even so, the smartest never fail,
‘Tis certain, to enchant you while they sin. 

So easily do cats cast spells beguiling
Foolish folk enraptured by their antics
Only laugh when cats deserve reviling 
Leaving cats to prove their  fans romantics.

Letting pussy get away with mischief
Yields ire-dissolving mirth, and thus a missed tiff!  

~ § ~

Nothing can derail a human spat
Faster than a charming household cat!

~ FreeThinke - 2/24/13


Always On Watch said...

‘Tis certain, to enchant you while they sin.

Amber's latest sin: pulling tufts from the bathmat. I hope that she's not eating those tufts!

Anonymous said...

I've never understood how anyone could look at a little kitten and not instantly love it. That first illustration is priceless, FT.

Helen Highwater

-FJ said...

You've read of several kinds of Cat,
And my opinion now is that
You should need no interpreter
To understand their character.
You now have learned enough to see
That Cats are much like you and me
And other people whom we find
Possessed of various types of mind.
For some are same and some are mad
And some are good and some are bad
And some are better, some are worse—
But all may be described in verse.
You've seen them both at work and games,
And learnt about their proper names,
Their habits and their habitat:
How would you ad-dress a Cat?

So first, your memory I'll jog,
And say: A CAT IS NOT A DOG.

And you might now and then supply
Some caviare, or Strassburg Pie,
Some potted grouse, or salmon paste—
He's sure to have his personal taste.
(I know a Cat, who makes a habit
Of eating nothing else but rabbit,
And when he's finished, licks his paws
So's not to waste the onion sauce.)
A Cat's entitled to expect
These evidences of respect.
And so in time you reach your aim,
And finally call him by his NAME.

So this is this, and that is that:
And there's how you AD-DRESS A CAT

-T.S. Eliot

FreeThinke said...

Thank you, FJ.

An elegant contribution!

-FJ said...

TS Eliot was a great cat lover. Andrew Lloyd Weber made a fortune off it.!