Many fine cat poems focus on the easily-discernable. The ways of cats. Their postures and attitudes. But cats have a long history that can be plumbed and poeticized—from Egypt to China, Greece to Japan.
Do a little research on the history of cats and human culture. Take us beyond the window seat (though that’s a fine place for a cat and a poem), and treat us to a cat poem with some details we wouldn’t have guessed.
Thanks to our participants in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a recent cat poem we enjoyed from Richard…
This Is Just To Purr
—after W.C. Williams
I have toppled
that was in
I am telling you
Don’t give me
Nine Lives anything
and so bland
Photo by Eye of Einstein, Creative Commons, via Flickr.
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