About Cats

Poems

About Cats


Four paws, two pointy ears,
A roughened tongue, a banded silken tail.
This is a cat.
This is my Julius.

On my lap he snoozes;
or loudly purrs, claws gently kneading.
This is a cat.
This is my Julius.

A dusky shade, frog leaps,
bringing home prey to lay at my feet.
This is a cat.
This is my Julius.

Tamed hunter; fierce friend.
In grey fur suited. One cat, two spirits.
This is a cat.
This is my Julius.

© Elisabeth Standen

Cat Too

Is there anything finer
than Dinah the Cat
Spring and pounce she’s there.

© Elisabeth Standen

complementary information
Biographical note:
Julius is no longer with me. He developed diabetes. Then during his last weekend he went blind and started fitting.
He is buried in my garden under the herb bed.
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