Friday, March 03, 2006

Miss Scarlett: A Poetic Cat

Miss Scarlett and E.E. Cummings (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"A Poet's Cat, sedate and grave
As poet well could wish to have,
Was much addicted to inquire
For nooks to which she might retire,
And where, secure as mouse in chink,
She might repose, or sit and think.
~ William Cowper
Miss Scarlett lounges anywhere. She loves the usual items; black dress pants, soft navy robes, velvet upholstery and others. She also lounges on papers, in open brief cases and suitcases, and here on a group of books. She seemed especially fond of this book of E.E. Cummings poems; rubbed her chin and head all over the edge. Cats are so mysterious, I wonder at times if she might not be assimilating all that poetry by osmosis, to mull over in her head and file for later enjoyment. If so, Miss Scarlett is well rounded in her subject matter and is more well-read than many humans.

Scarlett is hoping there will be other "literary" cats at Friday's Ark this week and she might try to get together a poetry reading group of kitties at the Carnival of the Cats, hosted this Sunday by Catcall. (end of post)

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