The Poetical Cat

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374235406
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Singing Cat 3
The Cat and the Lute 4
The Cat ("Well, cat") 6
Concord Cats 7
The Egyptian Cat 8
To a Cat 9
Propriety 10
The Cat and the Moon 11
Chrysoberyl: The Eye of the Cat (after Plutarch) 12
Pussycat Sits on a Chair 14
The Kitten 15
Hywel the Good Weighs the Worth of a Cat (after the Code of North Wales) 16
The Greater Cats 18
Mujer 20
Chang Tuan's Cats (after Wang Chih) 21
Nebamun's Cat (after a fresco from the Middle Kingdom, Egypt) 22
The Song of the Cat 23
Moonlight 24
Justice 25
The Cat to His Dinner 26
The Cat's Eye 27
The Cat ("Flourishing his head") 27
The Scholar and the Cat 28
To Mrs. Professor in Defense of My Cat's Honor and Not Only 30
Cats ("They are alike") 32
Children's Song 33
An Offering for the Cat 35
From Epitaph for Belaud 36
Six Little Mice 38
The Cat Changed to a Woman 40
Cat ("Dear creature by the fire") 42
The Cat as Cat 44
Cat ("Meow!") 45
My Cats 46
The Body of the Great Cat 47
Cold Mountain Poem No. 158 48
The Prayer of the Cat 49
From Jubilate Agno 50
The Cat ("The cat sleeps") 54
An Appeal to Cats in the Business of Love 55
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat 56
Le Hibou et La Poussiquette 58
Cat's Dream 60
Cat on the Mat 63
The Cat of Cats 64
A Memory 65
The Tomcat 66
From Matthias 67
From The Death of a Cat 68
The King of Cats Sends a Postcard to His Wife 70
The Epitaph of Felis 72
A Cat ("She had a name") 73
On a Cat, Ageing 74
Frost Eyebrows (after Wang T'ung-kuei) 75
To Winky 76
Nativite 79
Milk for the Cat 80
Mice Before Milk 82
Moon 83
Mother Cat 84
Cat-Goddesses 86
The Empress's Cat (after Chang Tsu) 87
Femme et Chatte 88
To a Persian Cat 89
The Spring Is a Cat 90
Black Cat 91
Ode (on the Death of a Favorite Cat) 92
Natural Selection 94
The Cats of St. Nicholas 96
The Cats of Kilkenny 99
Curiosity 100
The Single Creature 102
Poem ("As the cat climbed over ...") 103
Last Words to a Dumb Friend 105
Dream 108
Stars 109
The Cat ("Along the hallways ...") 110
The White Cat of Trenarren 112
Cats ("The widow's Cat ...") 114
Diamond Cut Diamond 115
The Lost Cat 116
Lullaby for the Cat 117
Apartment Cats 118
Charlemagne 119
Cat at Night 120
Five Eyes 121
Gorby and the Rats 122
The Desire to Be in Two Places at Once 139
The Happy Cat 140
Cat ("Cats are not at all like people") 141
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