Purring Poetry: The Cat

Hi Friends, Namaste!

Archimedes the Cat here. I love sharing a great cat poem.

Today’s poem was written by Jinanananda Das.

The Cat

All day I inevitably encounter a cat here and there
In the shadow of trees or out in the sun, around
the pile of fallen leaves;
I catch sight of him, deeply engrossed like a bee,
with his own self
Embedded in the skeleton of white soil
Having successfully spotted some bones
of fishes somewhere;
But still, nevertheless, he scratches at the trunk
of the Krishnachura tree
All day he moves about stalking the sun.

Now he shows up here
The next moment he is lost somewhere.
I spot him in the autumn dusk playing around
As if, with his white paws, he is patting the supple body
of the saffron sun;
Then he nets up the tiny balls of darkness with his paw
And spreads them throughout the world.

Translated by Faizul Latif Chowdhury

 

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A Cat Joke To Start Your Week: Why Don’t Cats Play Poker in the Jungle?

Hello, Namaste!

Archimedes the Cat here with a joke.

Question: Why don’t cats play poker in the jungle?

 

Answer: Too many cheetahs.

 

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How To Make Your “Little Ones” Smarter!

People often wonder how I got so smart. They want to know how to make their “kitties/kiddies” smarter. I’ll use a quote to ” sum up” my education.

 

“Your mother must have been quite a slave to your education.”  – Quote from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Yes…that’s how I got smart!

Friday With Friends- March 3, 2017

Happy Friday!

On Fridays, I like to share pictures of friends. (If you would like your pet to be posted, be sure to email their photographs before Fridays.  My email is: archimedesthecatblog@yahoo.com.)

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Above is a picture of playful kitties, Botch and Gio, wrestling (submitted by Caroline B.) Thanks Caroline!

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Above is an adorable Bastet, looking askance. (submitted by Karina H.). Thanks Karina!

Thanks for sharing!  Archimedes the Cat