Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cat & Author Day: July 2012




A Cat & his Poet:
Rod McKuen


afterthought, four

I'm tired
you'll have to wage
the revolution
by yourself.

Try not to make
too much noise.

The cat's asleep.

22 comments:

  1. Two buddies relaxing together with a bit of music and lots of cuddles. Great photo!

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  2. Fantastic poem!! I love it!! Shhhh!!! LOL! Take care
    x

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  3. I love that photo too! A beautiful man, a beautiful spirit, and a lover of cats... does it get any better?! This takes me back to my high-school years when McKuen was a name well known. Thanks for sharing, Annie!

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    1. One of my very favourite poets. He inspired me then, and still continues to.

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  4. Dear McGuffy Ann, I so liked that poem. And it so expresses my thoughts so often. I'll be lying on the couch, talking on the phone with a friend, and I'll need to get up and always I hesitate about moving--and often don't--because I'd disturb the cat sleeping on my chest. Peace.

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  5. Go check out my blog you are one of my many favorite cat bloggee friends so I posted some cat humor for you...Enjoy it as much as I enjoy yours which hope you brought the large bag?? travel size won't do in how much I like YOU :))

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  6. I adore that photo! Love the poem too!

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  7. I adore Rod McKuen, I have so many of his books of poetry. Great photo, too.

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    1. I am not surprised, Kate! Great minds think alike.

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  8. You were right ... I do love this post and understand why it is so special to you. Rod McKuen is one of a kind and this picture shows the tenderness in his heart.

    Andrea

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    1. This poem makes me cry...I identify so deeply with it.

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  9. What a wonderful image! And that poem is so great. Did he write that? Lovely!

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  10. Yes...Rod wrote this poem...one of my favourites by him.

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