A book dedicated to Adagio and other felines


http://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/excerpts-from-i-could-pee-on-this-and-other-poems-by-cats/ Accessed July 18, 2013.
Adagio is a presence at gatherings at Siloam.  He’s slowed down considerably since I first met him, but then he probably thinks the same of me.  Last night we mentioned a book of poetry that gives us a glimpse into the world of the cat.  It comes highly recommended by those of us who have read it–just ask Adagio.

A couple excerpts:
This is My Chair

This is my chair
This is my couch
That is my bed
That is my bench
There is my chaise
There is my settee
Those are my footstools
Those are my rugs
Everywhere is my place to sleep
Perhaps you should just get a hotel room
(p. 32)


I know what “No” means
I know what you said
I know you said “No”
I heard you every time
I know you screamed, “Don’t break it”
I know you shouted, “Don’t do that, you hear?”
But I don’t know why
You’re upset it’s now broken
When I know for a fact
You didn’t say, “No don’t do that”
The seventh time I smacked it
When your head was turned
(p 106)


You can’t hold someone who
wants to leave
You can’t clutch a memory
as if it were today
You can’t take an insult
close to heart
You can’t grasp for glory
from your chair
You can’t seize life
thinking only of loss
And you can’t grab a laser pointer dot
on the wall
No matter how much you try
These hard-earned truths I give to you
(p. 95)

from I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats. Francesco Marciuliano. Chronicle Books: 2012.


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