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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Thanks, Archimedes the Cat

Purring Poetry: The Poem Cat

Greetings, Namaste,

Today’s poem was written by Erica Jong.

The Poem Cat

Sometimes the poem
doesn’t want to come;
it hides from the poet
like a playful cat
who has run
under the house
& lurks among slugs,
roots, spiders’ eyes,
ledge so long out of the sun
that it is dank
with the breath of the Troll King.

Sometimes the poem
darts away
like a coy lover
who is afraid of being possessed,
of feeling too much,
of losing his essential
loneliness-which he calls
freedom.

Sometimes the poem
can’t requite
the poet’s passion.

The poem is a dance
between poet & poem,
but sometimes the poem
just won’t dance
and lurks on the sidelines
tapping its feet-
iambs, trochees-
out of step with the music
of your mariachi band.

If the poem won’t come,
I say: sneak up on it.
Pretend you don’t care.
Sit in your chair
reading Shakespeare, Neruda,
immortal Emily
and let yourself flow
into their music.

Go to the kitchen
and start peeling onions
for homemade sugo.

Before you know it,
the poem will be crying
as your ripe tomatoes
bubble away
with inspiration.

When the whole house is filled
with the tender tomato aroma,
start kneading the pasta.

As you rock
over the damp sensuous dough,
making it bend to your will,
as you make love to this manna
of flour and water,
the poem will get hungry
and come
just like a cat
coming home
when you least
expect her.

A Cat Shares a Tea Joke

Hello,

I have mentioned in the past, how much I enjoy a cup of tea.  I particularly enjoy tea in a lovely tea cup.  So, being the punny kitty that I am, of course I have a tea joke to share, too.

So, here it is:

Waiter: “Tea or coffee, gentleman?”

First Customer:  “I’ll have tea.”

Second Customer:  “Me, too – and be sure the glass is clean!”

(Waiter exits and returns.)

Waiter: “Two teas.  Which one asked for the clean glass?”

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A Cat Contemplates the Piano

G’Day, Namaste!

I love playing the piano, and although I enjoy playing contemporary, my favorite music to perform is classical.  My favorite composer is Gershwin.

Do you like classical music?  If yes, please reply telling me who your favorite composer(s) is/are.

If you do not like classical music, please reply and tell me what type of music you like.

I can’t wait to hear from you, and don’t forget to sign up to follow this blog!

Thanks, Archimedes the Cat