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To A Cat

June 11, 2009

amber eyes


Stately, kindly, lordly friend
Condescend
Here to sit by me, and turn
Glorious eyes that smile and burn,
Golden eyes, love’s lustrous meed,
On the golden page I read.

All your wondrous wealth of hair
Dark and fair,
Silken-shaggy, soft and bright
As the clouds and beams of night,
Pays my reverent hand’s caress
Back with friendlier gentleness.

Dogs may fawn on all and some
As they come;
You, a friend of loftier mind,
Answer friends alone in kind.
Just your foot upon my hand
Softly bids it understand.
~ A. C. Swinburne ~

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2009 10:50 am

    Another gorgeous cat image and great poem! 🙂

  2. June 11, 2009 1:47 pm

    Wonderful!!

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