Wednesday, May 04, 2011

T.S. Elliot Cats

One of our five black and gray kittens given away last Thursday.

The Song of the Jellicles

Jellicle Cats come out to-night
Jellicle Cats come one come all:
The Jellicle Moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball.

Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats are rather small;
Jellicle Cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when they caterwaul.
Jellicle Cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle Cats have bright black eyes;
They like to practise their airs and graces
And wait for the Jellicle Moon to rise.

Jellicle Cats develop slowly,
Jellicle Cats are not too big;
Jellicle Cats are roly-poly,
They know how to dance a gavotte and a jig.
Until the Jellicle Moon appears
They make their toilette and take their repose:
Jellicle Cats wash behind their ears,
Jellicle dry between their toes.

Jellicle Cats are white and black,
Jellicle Cats are of moderate size;
Jellicle Cats jump like a jumping-jack,
Jellicle Cats have moonlit eyes.
They're quitet enough in the morning hours,
They're quitet enough in the afternoon,
Reserving their terpsichorean powers
To dance by the light of the Jellicle Moon.

Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats (as I said) are small;
If it happends to be a stormy night
They will practise a caper or two in the hall.
If it happens the sun is shining bright
You would say they had nothing to do at all:
They are resting and saving themselves to be right
For the Jellicle Moon and the Jellicle Ball.

T. S. Elliot

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Leora said...

Oh, so sweet. What eyes she has.

Linda said...

Lovely photos here!!
Happy to have found you to follow!!

Amrita said...

She looks so cute and shy. So glad you found her a new home.

PJ said...

What a sweetie! Love kittens.

Crown of Beauty said...

I never heard this poem before, and yet, it is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

For sure you will miss this little Jellicle kit... maybe that's her name?

Such a beautiful picture. So gentle!


Jada's Gigi said...

What, pray tell is Jellicle cat??? This reminds me of the song "Buffalo Gals" lol! any connection??
cute kitty!

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Annie Jeffries said...

Leave it to t.s. elliot fo make up a fun little ditty about cats. I like the sepia of the picture. I didn't do anything this week for sepia scene. Come to think of it, I don't think I did last week either. Hmmm.