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The Cat's Song - Poem by Marge Piercy

Mine, says the cat, putting out his paw of darkness.
My lover, my friend, my slave, my toy, says
the cat making on your chest his gesture of drawing
milk from his mother's forgotten breasts.

Let us walk in the woods, says the cat.
I'll teach you to read the tabloid of scents,
to fade into shadow, wait like a trap, to hunt.
Now I lay this plump warm mouse on your mat.

You feed me, I try to feed you, we are friends,
says the cat, although I am more equal than you.
Can you leap twenty times the height of your body?
Can you run up and down trees? Jump between roofs?

Let us rub our bodies together and talk of touch.
My emotions are pure as salt crystals and as hard.
My lusts glow like my eyes. I sing to you in the mornings
walking round and round your bed and into your face.

Come I will teach you to dance as naturally
as falling asleep and waking and stretching long, long.
I speak greed with my paws and fear with my whiskers.
Envy lashes my tail. Love speaks me entire, a word

of fur. I will teach you to be still as an egg
and to slip like the ghost of wind through the grass.


Comments about The Cat's Song by Marge Piercy

  • Rookie - 63 Points Colleen Courtney (5/18/2014 7:00:00 PM)

    Oh such a lovely write! All I could envision was my beautiful Kitty Girl of eighteen years who did all of this and more so incredibly sweetly. Brought a tear to the eye. Could not have described the ways and styles of a cats life more perfectly! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 10 Points John Long (1/10/2014 12:46:00 PM)

    Interesting! It's very good, but interesting! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Song

  1. 51. The Cat's Song , Marge Piercy
  2. 52. Song Of Perfect Propriety , Dorothy Parker
  3. 53. The Mad Gardener's Song , Lewis Carroll
  4. 54. Song Of The Open Road , Walt Whitman
  5. 55. Love Song , William Carlos Williams
  6. 56. Drinking Song, On The Excellence Of Burg.. , Hilaire Belloc
  7. 57. Evening Song , Jean Toomer
  8. 58. A Song Of A Young Lady To Her Ancient Lo.. , Lord John Wilmot
  9. 59. Song For The Rainy Season , Elizabeth Bishop
  10. 60. April Song , Sara Teasdale
  11. 61. Song To Be Sung By The Father Of Infant .. , Ogden Nash
  12. 62. Song Of The Open Road , Ogden Nash
  13. 63. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  14. 64. Song , Alfred Noyes
  15. 65. Song , John Donne
  16. 66. Love Song , William Butler Yeats
  17. 67. Song , William Blake
  18. 68. An Evening Song. , Sidney Lanier
  19. 69. A Boy's Song , James Hogg
  20. 70. Kilmeny (A Song Of The Trawlers) , Alfred Noyes
  21. 71. Song Of The Son , Jean Toomer
  22. 72. The Song Of Los , William Blake
  23. 73. A Counting-Out Song , Rudyard Kipling
  24. 74. Winter Song , Wilfred Owen
  25. 75. A Rajput Love Song , Sarojini Naidu
  26. 76. Song , Ezra Pound
  27. 77. The Song Of Shadows , Walter de la Mare
  28. 78. Pippa's Song , Robert Browning
  29. 79. Song—Composed in Spring , Robert Burns
  30. 80. Young Man's Song , William Butler Yeats
  31. 81. Song At Midnight , Lucille Clifton
  32. 82. The Matin-Song Of Friar Tuck , Alfred Noyes
  33. 83. The Song Of Callicles , Matthew Arnold
  34. 84. Song Of The Moon , Claude McKay
  35. 85. The Song Of The Shirt , Thomas Hood
  36. 86. A School Song , Rudyard Kipling
  37. 87. The Song Of Songs , King Solomon
  38. 88. Song In A Minor Key , Dorothy Parker
  39. 89. A Song In Storm , Rudyard Kipling
  40. 90. Sky Song , Robert Desnos
  41. 91. The Pelagian Drinking Song , Hilaire Belloc
  42. 92. A Song Of Comfort , John McCrae
  43. 93. Lucy Ashton's Song , Sir Walter Scott
  44. 94. A Pict Song , Rudyard Kipling
  45. 95. Drinking Song , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  46. 96. Harvest Song , Jean Toomer
  47. 97. Song Of The Bowmen Of Shu , Ezra Pound
  48. 98. One Song, America, Before I Go , Walt Whitman
  49. 99. Song At Sunset , Walt Whitman
  50. 100. An Arab Love-Song , Francis Thompson
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