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Poetry Friday: The Old Gumbie Cat

May 12th, 2006 (06:21 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Digging by Jonatha Brooke

I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
Her coat is of the tabby kind, with tiger stripes and leopard spots.
All day she sits upon the stair or on the steps or on the mat;
She sits and sits and sits and sits - and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!

But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
And when all the family's in bed and asleep,
She tucks up her skirts to the basement to creep.
She is deeply concerned with the ways of the mice -
Their behaviour's not good and their manners not nice;
So when she has got them lined up on the matting,
She teachs them music, crocheting and tatting.

I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
Her equal would be hard to find, she likes the warm and sunny spots.
All day she sits beside the hearth or on the bed or on my hat:
She sits and sits and sits and sits - and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!

- from The Old Gumbie Cat by T.S. Eliot

Comments

Posted by: Lauren (brokenhearts58)
Posted at: May 12th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)

OMG I LOVE CATS!!! Sorry, but thats what I know that from and that is why I love T.S. Eliot!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 13th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)

:)

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