4.06.2009

cats on tuesday a note from archy


cats on tuesday a note from archy


this is the song of mehitabel
of mehitabel the alley cat
as i wrote you before boss
mehitabel is a believer
in the pythagorean
theory of the transmigration
of the soul and she claims
that formerly her spirit
was incarnated in the body
of cleopatra
that was a long time ago
and one must not be surprised
if mehitabel
has forgotten some of her
more regal manners

~ from Don Marquis' Archy and Mehitabel (first published in 1916)





8 comments:

StandTall-The Activist said...

LOL. NICE PEOM

Gattina said...

I also want to come back as a cat, lol ! (but in my house !)

catsynth said...

Nice poem. And a lovely black cat - we are fond of sleek black cats here :)

Chris said...

Been awhile since I read that poem!

srp said...

The poem is lovely... the black kitty with piercing yellow eyes is remarkable!

katztales said...

Archy is an upside down fuzz :-)

Ydiana said...

What an adorable pose and nice poem! :)

TorAa said...

We have Cat Spirits all over.
Those who believes kittes do play alone, are wrong, they play with their ancestors;)))