Saturday, July 21, 2007

The cat and the Moon, Minnaloushe, nice name for a cat




THE CAT AND THE MOON

by: W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

THE cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.

4 comments:

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

oh...very nice....Lucy looks so elegant...:)

Rob said...

she is getting ready to jump on my bed, Rob , wake up, is what she is doing.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Lucy!!! Now u let Rob to sleep...u don't bite and i don't beep...ok?

Rob said...

lol