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"ON A YOUNG LADY'S FAVOURITE CAT, SELS.", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "happy puss, indulg'd to sip"
Last Line: "tho admires, admiring dies"
Subject(s): "animals;cats;philips, Ambrose (1674-1749);


1990 SPECIAL, by CHARLES BUKOWSKI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Year-worn
Subject(s): Death; Cats; Dead, The


A CAT, by PHILIP EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She had a name among the children
Last Line: She lived long, till god gave her rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Variant Title(s): "she Had A Name"";
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


A CAT MIGHT SIT UP IN A TREE, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
Last Line: I would hardly think him so
Subject(s): Cats


A CAT/A FUTURE, by KAY RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A cat can draw
Subject(s): Cats


A CATALECTIC MONODY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "a cat I sing, of famous memory"
Last Line: Embodyment of this catastrophe
Subject(s): Animals;cats


A FAMILY FAVORITE, by LOUIS JONES MAGEE    Poem Text                
First Line: Here lies a cat of local fame
Last Line: All pure and beautiful.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Comedy; Death; Epitaphs; Reincarnation; Dead, The; Transmigration; Pretas


A FUR PIECE, by PAMELA ALEXANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A likely story. The cat in the first sentence
Alternate Author Name(s): Alexander, Pam
Subject(s): Cats


A LITTLE GIRL AND A PUSSY-CAT, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Said a little girl to a pussy-cat
Last Line: "o little maid!"" said the pussy-cat."
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Animals; Cats; Girls; Animal Abuse; Vivisection


A LITTLE LANGUAGE, by ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a little language of my cat, tho dante says
Last Line: As if crouching, springs / to life
Variant Title(s): A Little Language
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); Language; Words; Vocabulary


A MOUSE, A CAT, AND AN IRISH BULL, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little mouse nibbled a limburger cheese
Last Line: "I should die if I lived on such diet."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Mice


A RABBIT AS KING OF THE GHOSTS, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The difficulty to think at the end of day
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Rabbits; Hares


A THANKSGIVING FABLE, by OLIVER BROOK HERFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a hungry pussy cat, upon thanksgiving morning
Last Line: But the little mouse had overheard and declined (with thanks) to stay.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


A WIDOW IN WINTERTIME, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night a baby gargled in the throes
Last Line: Or waken in a caterwaul of dying.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Self-consciousness; Widows & Widowers; Women; Women's Rights; Feminism


ABBIE BEN ADAMS, MAY HER LIFE BE SPARED, by CAROLYN WELLS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ACROSS THE KITCHEN FLOOR, by RICHARD MOORE    Poem Source                
First Line: Strut, %swing- %ing %gut
Last Line: Likes %cat %food
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


AD-DRESSING OF CATS, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You've read of several kinds of cat
Last Line: And there's how you ad-dress a cat
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ADDRESS TO TYGER ON HIS STEALING THE AUTHOR'S STEAK, by JAMES AUSTEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Sure you are tyger rightly named
Last Line: Nor dare to steal a mutton steak
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ADVENTURE, by MYRTA FENTON    Poem Text                
First Line: The kitten has had an adventure, bold
Last Line: Proud in the knowledge of brave deeds done.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


AGAIN, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: That tree again
Last Line: Prowl
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Night; Summer; Trees


ALL THE WIDE GRIN OF HIM, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is hovering in the air, there, in the highest
Last Line: Soft, unsuspecting, milk rimming its grin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Animals; Bombs; Cats; Smiles; Teeth; Toothaches


ALLEY CAT, by ESTHER VALCK GEORGNS    Poem Source                
First Line: A bit of jungle in the street
Last Line: And slinking through the shadows, stalks %imaginary foes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ALLEY CAT, by FRANK STEVENS    Poem Source                
First Line: I hope for nothing better than your smile
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ALLEY CAT, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mangy and gaunt I walk the tiles tonight
Last Line: Hot from the hand of ramses the third!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ALLI DYING, by EAMON GRENNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shifts from one patch of shadow to another
Subject(s): Cats; Death - Animals


AMANDA, by KARLA KUSKIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Amanda was an alley cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


AMBER SLEEPING, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: On the railing sleeps my cat
Last Line: And waits his real meal at the door
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


AN APPEAL TO CATS IN THE BUSINESS OF LOVE; SONG, by THOMAS FLATMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye cats that at midnight spit love at each other
Last Line: Keep their feet, mount their tails, and away!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Love


AN ENIGMATIC SIGNIFIER, by CLAYTON ESHLEMAN                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Mothers; Cats


AN OLD CAT'S CONFESSIONS, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am a very old pussy
Last Line: And occasional herring and mouse.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


AN OLD CAT'S DYING SOLILOQUY, by ANNA SEWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Years saw me still acasto's mansion grace
Last Line: Since thou, her more loved master, art not there.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Seward, Nancy
Variant Title(s): A Favorite Cat's Dying Soliloquy
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ANIMAL CONTROL, by JOHN DICKSON    Poem Source                
First Line: It's seldom I get this close to stark
Last Line: Or lies round and flat on the interstate highway - %a victoral record no one can hear
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Animals; Cats


ANOTHER INSANE DEVOTION, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love - Lost; Cats; Food & Eating; Hunger


APARTMENT CATS, by THOMSON WILLIAM GUNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The girls wake, stretch, and pad up to the door
Last Line: How to stalk off in wise indifference
Alternate Author Name(s): Gunn, Thom
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ARCHY AND MEHITABEL, SELS., by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Cockroaches


ARMY CATS, by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over by the cemetery next to the cp
Subject(s): Lebanon; War; Bombs; Cats


ARSINOE'S CATS, by ROSAMUND MARRIOTT WATSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Arsinoe, the fair, the amber-tressed
Alternate Author Name(s): Tomson, Graham R.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ARTIST'S BARN CAR, by RACHEL BARENBLAT    Poem Source                
First Line: How bad a life can it be? Look
Last Line: They hum without need %for vowels, just %like us
Subject(s): Animals; Barns; Cats


AS YOU WERE SAYING, by ALICE ADAMS    Poem Source                
First Line: Telling me about rosebud
Last Line: And sail downstream, %like gamblers, headed for reno
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ASKING FOR A CAT, by HUANG CHING-JEN+(1)    Poem Source                
First Line: Since autumn the rodents have taken
Last Line: I purchased a fish strung on a willow twig %to beseech you for a kitty
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; China - Song Dynasty (960-1278)


BALLAD OF THE CATS OF BYGONE DAYS, by MICHAEL SCOT    Poem Source                
First Line: Where is the cat with the fiddle gone?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BAST, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She had green eyes, that excellent seer
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BATH, by NANCY HEWITT    Poem Source                
First Line: Something as simple as a cat's bath -
Last Line: Out from between them %as if they were wings to fly
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BETSEY TROTWOOD'S CAT, by LOUELLA C. POOLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Yes, I love cats, I don't deny
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BIRTH, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: The moment he glimpsed the cat under the tree
Last Line: To sink his teeth deep %into a neighbouring smartalec rat.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Self; Wishes


BLACK CAT, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place
Last Line: Inside the golden amber of her eyeballs %suspended, like a prehistoric fly
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BLACK CAT IN PRUNUS-TREE, by JOSEPH BRADDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Dark demon angel, by royal right
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BLACK FRIDAY, by LOUELLA C. POOLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Each friday morning, sharp at eight
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BLIND CAT BLACK, by ECE AYHAN    Poem Source                
First Line: An absent-minded tightrope walker comes. From the sea
Last Line: Too big. The old hawker cries. A pirate ship. Has entered the port
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Death - Children


BLUE PERSIAN, by ISABEL FISKE CONANT    Poem Source                
First Line: I have two servants
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BLUE RIBBON CATS, by LALIA MITCHELL THORNTON    Poem Source                
First Line: With folded claws, with eyes unblinking
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BODY OF THE GREAT CAT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: All praise to thee, o ra
Last Line: Truly the embodiment of the great cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BORN WORRIER, by NANCY EIMERS    Poem Source                
First Line: The afghan folds around my sleeping cat, lapping her back and belly
Last Line: Before sleep blows the candle out
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BOSTON CATS, by ARTHUR MACY    Poem Source                
First Line: A little cat played on a silver flute
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BOX-CAR RACER, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: At the top of high street
Last Line: Jickety jackety %w h e e e!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BREAKFAST AND PUSS, by ANN TAYLOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's my baby's bread and milk
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BREAKFAST AND PUSS, by JANE TAYLOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's my baby's bread and milk
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BUBBA, by PHIL WEIDMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Lisa drove to syracuse
Last Line: Fence tops dividing %neighboring yards
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BUNCH: A CAT, by CLAUDE COLLEER ABBOTT    Poem Source                
First Line: I opened a book
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BURNING THE CAT, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the spring, by the big shuck-pile
Last Line: Death, however reckoned, is hard to dispose of
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Corpses


BUSTOPHER JONES: THE CAT ABOUT TOWN, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bustopher jones is not skin and bones
Last Line: It must and it shall be spring in pall mall %while bustopher jones wears his white spats!
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


BYWAY IN BIOGRAPHY, by MAURICE EVAN HARE    Poem Source                
First Line: Alfred de musset %used to call his cat pusset
Last Line: His accent was affected. %that was only to be expected
Variant Title(s): Alfred De Musse
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Musset, Alfred De (1810-1857)


CARTOUCHE, by GREGORY N. GABBARD    Poem Source                
First Line: The wedding of the cat
Last Line: Darkening, %dilates
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by SUTARDJI CALZOUM BACHRI    Poem Source                
First Line: Meow! There's a cat in my blood he roars he runs
Last Line: And a slice for me shush pussy shush meow
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Scholars and ardent lovers
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the hallways of my thought
Last Line: Which comtemplate me fixedly
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by JEAN COCTEAU    Poem Source                
First Line: By the fire, like drifting reddish goldfish
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She sights a bird -- she chuckles
Last Line: And fled with every one
Variant Title(s): She Sights A Bird -- She Chuckles; Poem: 50
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by RICHARD GHORMLEY EBERHART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The soft cat and the scratchy cat
Last Line: Are data. -- imperviouness. -- integrity
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by RUSSELL EDSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An old man is dressed in lingerie. He does this to amuse his cat
Last Line: Oh, that old thing, it died
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by ELEANOR FARJEON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by MIROSLAV HOLUB    Poem Source                
First Line: Outside it was night
Last Line: To your own self
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by KOBAYASHI ISSA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat %sleeps
Last Line: Exists for the purposes of love
Alternate Author Name(s): Issa; Issa
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by KUSATAO    Poem Source                
First Line: Flourishing his head around
Last Line: The moonlight cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by FRANCOIS ELIE JULES LEMAITRE    Poem Source                
First Line: Philosopher and comrade, not for thee
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You get a wife, you get a house
Last Line: You should have bought another mouse
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by NGUYEN TRAI    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, cat, did you find enlightenment in the western paradise
Last Line: Because we loathe mice, we put up with the likes of you
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by MARTHA OSTENSO    Poem Source                
First Line: How many ages %of chinese ancestry
Last Line: Who purred at an emperor's %overthrow?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by WALTER ADOLPHE ROBERTS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pleasures that I most enviously sense
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cats are not at all like people
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cats are not at all like people
Last Line: People, of course, will always be people, %but cats are cats
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, by GILES LYTTON STRACHEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Dear creature by the fire a-purr
Last Line: Mysteriously gleams and glares
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT & THE WEATHER, by MAY SWENSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cat takes a look at the weather
Last Line: He'll go right to sleep %until it puts itself right
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT AND MOUSE, by ELIZABETH PRATT    Poem Text                
First Line: The claws of life at times remain
Last Line: Then you can love and sing -- and pray.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Faith; Life; Mice; Belief; Creed


CAT AND NORTHERN LIGHTS, by ELIZABETH JANE COATSWORTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To think our cat was wandering
Alternate Author Name(s): Beston, Henry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT AND THE FOX, by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With pious mien, a fox and a tom-cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fables


CAT AND THE LUTE, by THOMAS MASTER    Poem Source                
First Line: Are these the strings that poets say
Last Line: Hast played on them, I've played on you
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT AND THE MAN, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Source                
First Line: Braith fach - a half-stone in the scales
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT AND THE MOON, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat went here and there
Last Line: And lifts to the changing moon %his changing eyes
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dancing And Dancers; Moon


CAT AND THE PARTRIDGE, by DAMOCHARIS THE GRAMMARIAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Your master grieved as though you'd savaged him
Last Line: The mice can dance and rob your dainty bowl
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT AND THE SEA, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a matter of a black cat
Last Line: With the cold interiors %of the sea's mirror
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Sea


CAT AND THE WIND, by THOMSON WILLIAM GUNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A small wind
Last Line: When the wind bustles already %three gardens off
Alternate Author Name(s): Gunn, Thom
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT AS CAT, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat on my bosom
Last Line: Not mine. I-thou, cat, I-thou
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT AT NIGHT, by ADRIEN STOUTENBURG    Poem Source                
First Line: The cat in moonlight
Last Line: And loses it under the cottonwoods
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT CALLS, SELECTION, by ROBERT DE MONTESQUIOU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At night all cats are gray
Last Line: At whom pelion recoils.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Terror


CAT CHANGED INTO A WOMAN, by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A man loved, heart and soul, his favorite cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fables


CAT CHANGED TO A WOMAN, by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A man one time became dementedly fond of his cat
Last Line: They will open a window and return
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT HAS THE LAST WORD, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: If you'd learn the way of cats
Last Line: Carry the moon in your eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT HEARD THE CAT-BIRD, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One day, a fine day, a high-flying-sky day
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT IN AN EMPTY APARTMENT, by WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dying -- you wouldn't do that to a cat
Subject(s): Cats


CAT IN AN EMPTY APARTMENT, by WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dying -- you wouldn't do that to a cat
Last Line: And no jumping, purring at first
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT IN THE PARK, by JEANNE EMMONS    Poem Source                
First Line: If the cat had dragged himself into the cannas
Last Line: But petals blown from the cannas, tongues of fire
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Relationships


CAT INTO LADY, by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A man possessed a cat on which he doted
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fables


CAT MORGAN INTRODUCES HIMSELF, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I once was a pirate what sailed the 'igh seas
Last Line: If jist you make friends with the cat at the door
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT OF CATS, by VIVIEN BULKLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Now tom's translated, not a mouse
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT ON THE LEDGE, by LYDIA PENDER    Poem Source                
First Line: Nonchalant cat
Last Line: Somnolent cat!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT ON THE MAT, by JOHN RONALD RENEL TOLKIEN    Poem Source                
First Line: The fat cat on the mat
Last Line: But fat cat on the mat %kept as pet %he does not forget
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT REVIEWS HIS FIRST FOUR LIVES, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Of my earliest life I just recall
Last Line: I'd gladly live them all again
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT SCAT, by EAMON GRENNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am watching cleo listening, our cat
Last Line: Does , or can, the cat
Subject(s): Cats; Music & Musicians


CAT SITS AT THE MILL DOOR SPINNIN', SPINNIN', by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT STRIKE, by NOVICA TADIC    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At night the cats' cough wakes him up
Last Line: The cats are on strike
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT TO HIS DINNER, by NANCY WILLARD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fern and flower, safely keep
Last Line: Send me another as good as the first
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT UP A TREE, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Girl: come and see! There's a cat up a tree!
Last Line: Some goldfish! A long-tailed shrew!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT!, by ELEANOR FARJEON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cat! %scat!
Last Line: That's %that!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S CONSCIENCE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The dog will often steal a bone
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S DREAM, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How neatly a cat sleeps
Last Line: And the great ruff of your tail
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S EYE, by YORIE    Poem Source                
First Line: In the eyes of the cat
Last Line: On a sunny day, in winter
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S MEAT, by HAROLD MONRO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho, all you cats in all the street
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S PRAYER, by HARRY SINCLAIR LEWIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is a cat that sleeps at night
Last Line: Thy tail is the comets' cause, %king of all cattery!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Sinclair
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S TONGUE, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S TONGUE, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S VERSION, by ALICE SCHERTLE    Poem Source                
First Line: In the beginning %when the cat could fly
Last Line: Stuck to her whisker
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S WORLD, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If I come in, you must leave the door ajar
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, CAT, HE WEARS A HAT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Last Line: The cat you love - or so you say!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT, SELS., by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT-GODDESSES, by ROBERT RANKE GRAVES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A perverse habit of cat-goddesses
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT-GODDESSES, by ROBERT RANKE GRAVES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A perverse habit of cat-goddesses
Last Line: As soon they shall be happy to desert
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT-GODDESSES, by JOHN MONTAGUE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A perverse habit of cat-goddesses
Last Line: As soon they shall be happy to desert
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT-TAIL, by C. A. F. MACBETH    Poem Text                
First Line: Southward from old memphis, down the storied nile
Last Line: Bast the cat has picked another tail!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Egypt


CAT-TAILS, by KEN HUGHES    Poem Text                
First Line: They stand in opaque dark
Last Line: As onyx waters caress their feet.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Heads


CAT: CHRISTMAS, by VALERIE WORTH    Poem Source                
First Line: There's always
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATALOG [CATALOGUE], SELS., by ROSALIE GERTRUDE MOORE    Poem Source                
First Line: Cats sleep fat and walk thin
Last Line: As if he were the city hall %after that
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATEGORICAL COURTSHIP, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: I sat one night beside a blue-eyed girl
Last Line: And here's the catastrophe of my story
Subject(s): Animals;cats;courtship


CATNIP, by VALERIE WORTH    Poem Source                
First Line: Musky mint
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lovers, scholars -- the fervent, the austere
Last Line: Glisten in those enigmatic eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They are alike, prim scholar and perfervid lover
Last Line: Vague starpoints, in the mystic iris of their eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The feverent lover and the sage austere
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS, by EDITH RICHMOND BLANCHARD    Poem Source                
First Line: They are not born secret, moon-eyed and still
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS, by FAZIL HUSNU DAGLARCA    Poem Source                
First Line: The widow's %cat
Last Line: Than the bride's
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS, by GUNNAR EKELOF    Poem Source                
First Line: A cat is not a person, you say
Last Line: Without wounds other than small claw-marks %little love-bites
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They fought like demons of the night
Last Line: With fiddle-strings was strewn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS, by ARTHUR SEYMOUR JOHN TESSIMOND    Poem Source                
First Line: Cats, no less liquid than their shadows
Last Line: Offer no angles to the wind
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Life Change Events


CATS, by WILLIAM WALLACE WHITELOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Who are you, gray mysterious visitors
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS AND CROCUSES, by EVA MARTIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the crocus-bed I saw her
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS AND HUMANS - ALL THE SAME, by ANTHONY EUWER    Poem Source                
First Line: Of all the beasts that live, we must
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS AND KINGS, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With wide unblinking stare
Last Line: The cat looked; but she never saw the king
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS HAVE COME TO TEA, by KATE GREENAWAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What did she see - oh, what did she see
Last Line: Dear me - oh, dear me, %all the cats had come to tea
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS OF BADDECK ARE SO SATIN AND LEAN, by PHOEBE W. HOFFMAN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS OF KILKENNY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: There once were two cats of kilkenny
Last Line: Instead of two cats, there weren't any
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS OF ROME', by PAUL D. MCKERRY    Poem Source                
Last Line: Thus leaving me %with these 'gatti.'
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Rome, Italy


CATS OF SANTA ANNA, by TORQUATO TASSO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So many cats so often multiply
Last Line: Unless it resembles cats and has a tail
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATS OF ST. NICHOLAS, by GEORGE SEFERIS    Poem Source                
First Line: That's the cape of cats ahead,' the captain said to me
Last Line: Steady as you go,' indifferently echoed the helmsman
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATSNEST, by X. J. KENNEDY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tread %tread
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CHANG MCTANG MCQUARTER CAT, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Cats; Mathematics


CHANG TUAN'S CATS, by WANG CHIH    Poem Source                
First Line: Scholar chang tuan was fond of cats
Last Line: And nothing could persuade chang %to part with them
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CHANGE, by LALIA MITCHELL THORNTON    Poem Source                
First Line: My kitten slept in a cushioned chair
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CHARCOAL SKETCH, by MICHAEL SCOT    Poem Source                
First Line: Uplifting suddenly slim fiery-golden anthers
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CHARLEMAGNE, by VIKRAM SETH    Poem Source                
First Line: Why scratch a scratching post when trousers
Last Line: The hybrid vigor of the great
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CHILDREN'S SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Cock-a-doodle-doo! I want my leftover rice
Last Line: It has all dried up
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CHRYSOBERYL: THE EYE OF THE CAT, by FELICITY BAST    Poem Source                
First Line: At the crest of the arch of the timbrel
Last Line: Of the changes of the moon
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CLOUD FANTASIES: 1, by CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A black enormous cat
Last Line: Of the palpitant, covetous cat.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


COLD MOUNTAIN POEMS: 158, by HAN SHAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In other days, I was poor enough to suit
Last Line: Around the rice-jar, rats wait hungrily
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


COMPANIONSHIP AT NIGHT, by AGNES STEWART BECK    Poem Text                
First Line: An owl's weird cry comes across the hill
Last Line: Keeps coming across the hill all night.
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Cats; Night; Owls; Trees; Bedtime


COMPLAINT ON HER CAT (A MIDDLE-ENGLISH BALLAD), by DIANE ACKERMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Upon my trouthe, I saye you faithfully
Last Line: When that he straieth from his moder tonge
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CONCERNING KINSHIP OF CAT AND BIRD, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat's on the windowsill
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Cats


CONCERNING KINSHIP OF CAT AND BIRD, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat's on the windowsill
Last Line: Both protest and accusation as old as the elements
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Cats


CONCERNING LOVE, by JOSEPHINE PRESTON PEABODY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish she would not ask me if I love the
Alternate Author Name(s): Marks, Lionel S., Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CONNOISSEURS, by DUGALD SUTHERLAND MACCOLL    Poem Source                
First Line: Under a tree I read a latin book
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CORPSE OF A CAT, by HAGIWARA SAKUTARO    Poem Source                
First Line: In a spongelike landscape
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


COUNCIL HELD BY THE RATS (2), by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A tyrant cat, by surname nibblelard
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fables


CRUEL BOY AND THE KITTENS, by ANN TAYLOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What! Go to see the kittens drowned
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CRUEL BOY AND THE KITTENS, by JANE TAYLOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What! Go to see the kittens drowned
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CRUEL CLEVER CAT, by GEOFFREY TAYLOR    Poem Source                
First Line: Sally, having swallowed cheese
Last Line: Enticing thus with baited breath %nice mice to an untimely death
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CRUELTY, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: She crouched outside my door at break of dawn
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CURIOSITY, by ALASTAIR REID    Poem Source                
First Line: May have killed the cat; more likely
Last Line: That dying is what, to live, each has to do
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DAFFY WILL, by LADD FRISBY MORSE    Poem Text                
First Line: Little he was / little an' bent
Last Line: Like he's poorin' a cat.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Faces; Houses


DAMASCUS, by EDNA HOLROYD YELLAND    Poem Source                
First Line: Long-haired kittens of damascus, why are you
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DANDY CAT, by LAURA ELIZABETH HOWE RICHARDS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To sir green-eyes grimalkin de tabby de sly
Alternate Author Name(s): Richards, Laura E.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DANTE: BOOK ONE, 3 (1), by ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a little language of my cat, tho dante says
Last Line: As if crouching, springs %to life
Variant Title(s): A Little Languag
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); Language


DE BLACK CAT CROSSED HIS LUCK', by JAMES D. CARROTHERS                   
First Line: O, de black cat cotch ole sambo lee
Subject(s): Cats


DEAD PUSSY CAT, by JOHN BENNETT (1865-1956)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You's as stiff an' as cold as a stone
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DEATH COMES TO AN ALLEY CAT, by MARY C. SLEVIN    Poem Text                
First Line: All sickened, sad, revolted - angry, too
Last Line: Above the little cat.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Death; Dead, The


DEATH OF A CAT, by FREDERICK LOUIS MACNEICE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Since then, those months ago, these rooms miss something
Last Line: For you and me, darling, this is an epitaph
Alternate Author Name(s): Macneice, Louis
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DEDICATION [FOR MAU MAU KITTY WHOSE NAME CONTAINS THE MANTRA AUM], by ALPAY ULKU    Poem Source                
First Line: Who wiped out every pigeon on our roof save two so that the plenty
Last Line: Whose white paws are wisdom and black paws are gentleness who %can shift his shape at night who can
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DESCENT INTO THE HOURS OF THE PEREGRINE, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A wet umbrella is open in the tub. It's midnight
Last Line: Streaming from the corners of its mouth.
Subject(s): Animals; Aviation & Aviators; Cats; Children; Night; Paper; Airplanes; Air Pilots; Childhood; Bedtime


DESIRE TO BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE, by CHARLES HENRI FORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stones watch the sea like cats: -- the stone of sleep
Last Line: I; stone and cat: -- both mine to wonder at
Alternate Author Name(s): Ford, Charles Henry
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DESK-TALK, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The least generous and most ungrateful
Last Line: For you if I do!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND, by EWART MILNE    Poem Source                
First Line: Two cats %one up a tree
Last Line: And one cat under %a witch elm %tree
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DING, DONG, BELL / PUSSY'S IN THE WELL, by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: But killed the mice in his father's barn!
Subject(s): Cats


DIRGE FOR A RIGHTEOUS CAT, by NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong. %here lies a kitten good, who kept
Last Line: He washed behind his ears. %ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, Vachel
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DOG AND CAT, by RUTH ANDERSON BARNETT    Poem Text                
First Line: The dog is not to lunge
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


DOG AND THE CAT, AND THE DUCK AND THE RAT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Once on a time in rainy-weather
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DOG DREAMS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: A scrabble of nail
Last Line: Chasing the hare
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


DOMESTICITY, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Because the cat is hungry I must not nap
Subject(s): Cats


DOOMED', by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: One day a statistician great
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DREADFUL STORY OF PAULINE AND THE MATCHES, by AUGUST HEINRICH HOFFMANN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mamma and nurse went out one day
Alternate Author Name(s): Hoffmann Von Fallersleben
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DREAM:, by RAPHAEL RUDNICK    Poem Source                
First Line: A cat on gold-glowing black coals
Last Line: Pale and shiny as a scar, insane, particular
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DUST, by HENRY CARLILE    Poem Source                
First Line: Where it cleared the roadway in a single bound
Last Line: And where the bobcat's been, the dust still hangs
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dust; Hunting


EARLY VENEZIAN DETAIL, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Little cat of an angel
Last Line: For her skirts to spill.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EGYPTIAN CAT, by DENNIS JOSEPH ENRIGHT    Poem Source                
First Line: How harsh the change, since those plump halcyon days
Last Line: Cast a light and lasting beauty over life itself - you, %templed beneath the chair, tearing a fresh
Variant Title(s): Januar
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ELEGY, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: We knew that he was not a model cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ELEGY TO OSCAR, A DEAD CAT, by HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT    Poem Source                
First Line: Damn'd be this harsh mechanick age
Last Line: And, having curst the juggernaut, %inscribe: oscarvs fvit!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ELLEN MASON AND HER ELEVEN CATS, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old ella mason keeps cats, eleven at last count
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Cats; Spinsters; Old Maids


EMPRESS' CAT, by CHANG TSU    Poem Source                
First Line: Long ago, the empress wu tse-t'ien
Last Line: Nor the ambition of the ruler
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ENTRY IN A CAT'S JOURNAL, by WILLIAM EUGENE HARROLD    Poem Source                
First Line: The love I sent was flying fish
Last Line: Stamped and airmailed, %s-w-I-s-h
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EPITAPH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bathsheba %to whom none ever said scat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EPITAPH FOR A CAT, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: If in som far off, future day
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EPITAPH FOR A KITTEN, by MIRIAM VEDDER    Poem Source                
First Line: Death, who one day taketh all
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EPITAPH FOR BELAUD, by JOACHIM DU BELLAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are cats (not he)
Last Line: While cats keep the world from rats secure
Alternate Author Name(s): Du Bellay, Joachim
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EPITAPH OF FELIS, by JOHN JORTIN    Poem Source                
First Line: I most gentle of cats through long-drawn sickness aweary
Last Line: Even when over the styx, felis is faithful to thee
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EPITAPH ON A CAT, by JOACHIM DU BELLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Life I can no longer live
Last Line: Wage unceasing war on rats.
Alternate Author Name(s): Du Bellay, Joachim
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EPITAPH ON A PET CAT, by JOACHIM DU BELLAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My life seems dull and flat
Last Line: That you may live while cats %wage mortal war on rats
Alternate Author Name(s): Du Bellay, Joachim
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EPITAPH ON THE DUCHESS OF MAINE'S CAT, by FRANCOIS LA MOTHE LE VAYER    Poem Source                
First Line: Puss passer-by, within this simple tomb
Last Line: To live a simple pussy by her side %was nobler far than to be deified
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EPITAPHIUM FELIS, by JOHN JORTIN    Poem Source                
First Line: By weight of the wearying years, and by grievous illness
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


EROL GUNEY'S CAT, by ORHAN VELI KANIK    Poem Source                
First Line: Poem on the attitude adopted
Last Line: Thinking and worrying %your head off
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ESTHER'S TOMCAT, by EDWARD JAMES HUGHES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Daylong this tomcat lies stretched flat
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ESTHER'S TOMCAT, by EDWARD JAMES HUGHES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Daylong this tomcat lies stretched flat
Last Line: Nightly over the round world of men, %over the roofs go his eyes and outcry
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ETCHED CATASTROPHE, by EDWARD NOBLES    Poem Source                
First Line: A sunday night, the most predestined
Last Line: Has no more pressing duty %than to sleep
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Chaos


ETERNAL QUESTION, by D. B. VAN BUREN    Poem Source                
First Line: Bewhiskered raticide, whose velvet paw
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FABLE OF THE WIDOW AND HER CAT, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A widow kept a favorite cat
Last Line: Here, towser! - do him justice
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FABLE: THE MICE AND FELIS, by JOHN KENDRICK    Poem Source                
First Line: Felis sedit by a hole
Variant Title(s): Very Felis-itou
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FABLE: THE SCHOLAR AND THE CAT, by NATHANIEL COTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Labour entitles man to eat
Last Line: Instruct vain supercilious man.'
Subject(s): Activity; Animals; Cats; Fables; Reason; Scholarship & Scholars; Virtue; Exercise; Allegories; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


FABLES: 1ST SER. 21. THE RATCATCHER AND CATS, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rats by night such mischief did
Last Line: There's game enough for us and you.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FABLES: 1ST SER. 23. THE OLD WOMAN AND HER CATS, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who friendship with a knave hath made
Last Line: Because, 'tis said, your cats have nine.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FABULA, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Probe foramini a cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FALLEN AND THE CHOSEN, by FLORENCE WEINBERGER    Poem Source                
First Line: I find myself in a room full of strangers
Last Line: I must hold myself lightly
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FAMILIARITY DANGEROUS, by VINCENT BOURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As in her ancient mistress' lap
Last Line: Should bear a kitten's joke.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FAMILY, by JAMEY DUNHAM    Poem Source                
First Line: A child who always gets his way decides he wants to trade places with the
Last Line: Stoop for the son who disappeared into the night
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Children; Family Life


FEBRUARY, by MARGARET ATWOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter. Time to eat fat
Subject(s): Winter; Cats; Food & Eating


FELIS DOMESTICA, by JESSIE YOUNG NORTON    Poem Text                
First Line: She is above disparagement or praise
Last Line: There broods the slumberous wisdom of the nile.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FEMME ET CHATTE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O she was playing with her cat
Last Line: By four bright stars of phosphorus
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FEMME ET CHATTE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They were just playing, lady and cat
Last Line: Four dazzling points of phosphor gleamed
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FEMME ET CHATTE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O she was playing with her cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FIND THE FAVORITE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our three cats is maltese cats
Last Line: In where katy's at!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Deafness


FIRELIGHT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Musing, I sit on my cushioned settle
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FIREMAN'S LAMENT, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: You can't catch a cat with a ladder of rope
Last Line: To the prince of lost spaces, the uncatchable cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FIRESIDE KITTEN, by ELIZABETH JANE COATSWORTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ashes in the fire stir
Alternate Author Name(s): Beston, Henry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FIRST ENCOUNTER (SIAMESE), by MELPO DENNIS SCOTESE    Poem Source                
First Line: For me?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FISH-DAY, by MAZIE V. CARUTHERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Matilda postures on the window-sill
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FIVE EYES, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In hans' old mill his three black cats
Last Line: Jekkel, and jessup, and one-eyed jill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FOR A DEAF ANGORA CAT, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The jungle lies about you, and the ground
Subject(s): Cats; Deafness


FOR GUY DAVENPORT'S TOMCAT HUMPHREY DIED .. PURSUIT OF LOVE, by JAMES LAUGHLIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through many nights of many years invincible
Last Line: Still erect
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FRAGMENT, by JAMI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Though decked the tray, two things afar and near
Alternate Author Name(s): Mowlana Nur Od-din Abd Or-rahm; Jami, Nuru'ddin Abdu 'r-rahman; Deschami
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FRESCO-SONNETS TO CHRISTIAN S.: 7, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of savage devils'-brats, my friend, beware
Last Line: And could my life-blood meanwhile cease to drip!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Love - Complaints


FROM A PAINTING OF A CAT, by CHU TA    Poem Source                
First Line: Nan ch'uan wanted to be reborn as a water buffalo,
Last Line: It took thirty years for clouds to disperse, snow to melt
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF A CAT-CATCHER: ITEM: FELINE ANATOMY, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Half a pound of water
Last Line: Two of purr
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF A CAT-CATCHER: ITEM: SHOPPING LIST, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Trout heads, carp tails
Last Line: Or butcher drops
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF A CAT-CATCHER: ITEM: SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE JOB, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: The muscle, wit, and nerve
Last Line: Or ability to fly
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF A CAT-CATCHER: ITEM: THE PERSONALITY OF A CAT, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Conceited, fickle
Last Line: Confoundingly mysterious
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FROST EYEBROWS, by WANG T'UNG-KUEI    Poem Source                
First Line: Frost eyebrows was the favorite cat
Last Line: Here lies a veritable dragon
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GHOSTRIES, by HENRY CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Did you ever hear a rustling
Alternate Author Name(s): Pennell, Henry Cholmondeley
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GIVING RABBIT TO MY CAT BONNIE, by ANNE STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pretty bonnie, you are quick as a rabbit
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GIVING RABBIT TO MY CAT BONNIE, by ANNE STEVENSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pretty bonnie, you are quick as a rabbit
Last Line: Bonnie. What are you eating? Dear bonnie, consider
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GOING HOME, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: I'll build a treehouse roofed with stars
Last Line: When I landed in his net
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GORBY AND THE RATS, by OBEYD-I-ZAKANI    Poem Source                
First Line: Long long agi %when god was, for without him nothing was
Last Line: And as in every chestnut lies %truth's kernel -- so in every tale
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GREATER CATS WITH GOLDEN EYES, by VICTORIA MARY SACKVILLE-WEST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And night with different stars
Alternate Author Name(s): Nicholson, Harold, Mrs.; Sackville-west, Vita
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GRISETTE DINES, by ANTOINETTE DU LIGIER DE LA GARDE DESHOULIERES    Poem Source                
First Line: Always well behaved am I
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GROCERY STORE CAT, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm just the grocery store cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GROWLTIGER'S LAST STAND, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Growltiger was a bravo cat, who lived upon a barge
Last Line: And a day of celebration was commanded at bangkok
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAIKU, by KOBAYASHI ISSA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rainy afternoon
Last Line: Teach that cat to dance
Alternate Author Name(s): Issa; Issa
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAIKU, by KOBAYASHI ISSA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Placing the kitten
Last Line: She went on playing
Alternate Author Name(s): Issa; Issa
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAIKU, by MATSUO MUNEFUSA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why so scrawny, cat?
Last Line: Or backyard love?
Alternate Author Name(s): Basho; Matsuo Basho
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAIKU, by SHIKO+1    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh sorry tom-cat
Last Line: Have knocked you out!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAIKU, by TAN TAIGI    Poem Source                
First Line: Rash tom-cat lover
Last Line: Stuck to your whiskers
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAIKU, by TAN TAIGI    Poem Source                
First Line: Look at the stray cat
Last Line: In the whistling snow
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAIKU, by YAHA    Poem Source                
First Line: Amorous cat, alas
Last Line: You must yowl with your love - %or even worse, without!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAIKU, by YOSA BUSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Ultra-pink peony - %silver siamese soft cat
Last Line: God-dust butterfly
Alternate Author Name(s): Buson; Taniguchi Buson
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAPPY CAT, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat's asleep; I whisper kitten
Last Line: Men aren't happy; why are you?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HAZARD FACES A SUNDAY IN THE DECLINE, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We need the ceremony of one another,
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Aging; Family Life; Cats; Dogs; Food & Eating; Relatives


HERALDIC BLAZONS OF FOSS THE CAT, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fop couchant
Last Line: Fojs pafsant
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HERE'S A LAZY PUSSY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Here's a lazy pussy with his coat still on
Last Line: For warm spring is here to-day
Subject(s): Cats; Idleness


HIGH BARBAREE, by LAURA ELIZABETH HOWE RICHARDS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I was sailing down the coast
Last Line: For you may save the life of %a pretty muffin bird!
Alternate Author Name(s): Richards, Laura E.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HIGH ON A RIDGE OF TILES, by MAURICE JAMES CRAIG    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HIGHER EDUCATION, by KRISTINE A. SOMERVILLE    Poem Source                
First Line: A man on whom I have a crush said that tomcats lead a
Last Line: Frizzy haired. And still I thought myself pretty
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Politics; Schools


HISTORY OF RELIGION, by MAREK BATEROWICZ    Poem Source                
First Line: In the shadow of the pines
Last Line: Sun worship
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; History; Religion; Roman Empire; Rome, Italy


HODGE, THE CAT, by SARAH CHAUNCEY WOOLSEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Burly and big, his books among
Alternate Author Name(s): Coolidge, Susan
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HOME OF THE RADIOACTIVE CATS, by JANET MCCANN    Poem Source                
First Line: In the home of the radioactive cats
Last Line: Dreamcat, why are you here %in the real?)
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HOPPER, by DAVID LEHMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The disappearance of a cat is a good omen,
Subject(s): Cats


HOUSE DOG SPEAKS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm a hearth dog
Last Line: Who's any good at that
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


HOW A CAT WAS ANNOYED AND A POET WAS BOOTED, by GUY WETMORE CARRYL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A poet had a cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HOW THE FEUD STARTED, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before there were pineapples, peaches or plums
Last Line: Has chosen the mouse as his favorite ration.)
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


HOW THE MIRROR LOOKS THIS MORNING, by HICOK. BOB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Probably the size of the six volt
Last Line: As a happy person
Subject(s): Cats; Death; Happiness


HUNGRY MASTER AND HUNGRY CAT, by ABU SHAMAQMAQ    Poem Source                
First Line: When my house was bare of skins and pots of meal
Last Line: Even if the spider spins in my wine jar, in the jug, and the pot
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


HUNTING SONG, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Black hound and blue hound
Last Line: And so is the day
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


HYWEL THE GOOD WEIGHS THE WORTH OF A CAT, by HYWEL AB OWAIN GWYNEDD    Poem Source                
First Line: The worth of a cat and her
Last Line: There's a refund: a third of your money back
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


I AM CAT, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I am silk and velvet
Last Line: I am whispers landing, %I am... %I
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


I AM DOG, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I am tweed and carpet
Last Line: I am stone and fortress, %I am... %I
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


I AM THE CAT, by ALICE SCHERTLE    Poem Source                
First Line: I am the cat in the easy chair
Last Line: Delicately onto the %book I am reading
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


I AM THE CAT, by LEILA USHER    Poem Text                
First Line: In egypt they worshipped me
Last Line: I am the cat.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


I DRIBBLED CATSUP ON MY PET, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And that is why my cat's upset
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dinners And Dining; Food And Eating; Ketchup


I KILT ER CAT, by VIRGINIA FRAZER BOYLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Dar's a shakin' an' er achin' amongst dese old bones
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


I THINK HUMAN NATURE IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME ALL ALONG, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: On the whole perhaps pussycat nature is the best
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


IF I WERE A CAT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


IL ETAIT UN BERGERE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A little shepherd maiden
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


IN A MUSEUM, by ANNE ELIZABETH WILSON    Poem Source                
First Line: So there you lie
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


IN AUGUST ONCE, by KARLA KUSKIN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


IN HONOR OF TAFFY TOPAZ, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Taffy, the topaz-colored cat
Last Line: What fun to be a cat!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


IN MEMORIAM: LEO, A YELLOW CAT, by MARGARET SHERWOOD    Poem Text                
First Line: If, to your twilight land of dream
Last Line: Of gentle words and gentle hands.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Death - Animals; Universities & Colleges - Faculty; Wellesley College


IN SEVERAL COLORS, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Every morning, cup of coffee
Last Line: For a part in the opera
Subject(s): Colors; Cats


IN THE HOUSE THE LIZARD'S ENEMY, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Warren, the cat, finds them there
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Lizards; Nature


IN THE OLD STONE AGE: A DREADED VISITOR, by JACK MELONE    Poem Text                
First Line: At times, returning from the chase
Last Line: To stretch content upon the floor!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Hunger; Hunting; Tigers; Hunters


IN THE OLD STONE AGE: CONFLICT 'TWIXT MAN AND BEAST, by JACK MELONE    Poem Text                
First Line: Often, before the foe was downed
Last Line: As bengal tiger ne'er has matched!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Hunting; Tigers; Hunters


INHIBITED PERSIAN, by RICHARD HARRY HART    Poem Source                
First Line: The days pace by in weary seemliness
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


INSCRIPTIONS FROM THE CAT'S CEMETERY AT BUBASTIS IN LOWER EGYPT: 1., by GREGORY N. GABBARD    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh, she would bound across the sand
Last Line: The mice of the desert and small brown serpents %trembled at her name!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Egypt


INSCRIPTIONS FROM THE CAT'S CEMETERY AT BUBASTIS IN LOWER EGYPT: 2., by GREGORY N. GABBARD    Poem Source                
First Line: She who paced beneath the royal lintels
Last Line: Again together, with naked feet stalking %upon the floor of time
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Cemeteries; Egypt


INTERN HOUSECAT, by DONNA DICKEY GUYER    Poem Source                
First Line: Samson stun-guns
Last Line: Hopefully soon?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


INVITATION, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Suppose the cat had lingered on the ground
Last Line: Come among the leaves and take your chances
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


IT WAS THE CAT, by WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Carefully on tiptoe stealing
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilbert, W. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


IT'S NOT FAIR, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: A cat can scratch
Last Line: It really isn't %very fair
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


JUBILATE AGNO, SELS., by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For I prophesy that we shall have our horns again
Last Line: For I pray god be gracious to the bees and the beeves this day
Variant Title(s): Jubliate Agno, Sels
Subject(s): Animals; Bible; Cats; Depression, Mental; Religion


JUBILATE AGNO: MY CAT JEOFFREY, by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For I will consider my cat jeoffrey
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Winter


JUBILATE AGNO: MY CAT JEOFFREY, by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For I will consider my cat jeoffrey
Last Line: For he can creep
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Winter


JUSTICE, by AGATHIAS SCHOLASTICUS    Poem Source                
First Line: You expect, puss-in-boots
Last Line: Over the corpse of achilles
Alternate Author Name(s): Agathias Scholasticos
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Punishment


KENNER'S CAT, by JAMES LAUGHLIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On whom I sat went by the
Last Line: Was he just another cat?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fuller, Buckminster (1895-1983); Kenner, Hugh (1923-2003)


KENSINGTON CATS, by DOROTHY DUERSON HORN    Poem Source                
First Line: When the sun slants low over london town
Last Line: Then ho! For a night on the tiles
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; London


KING OF CATS SENDS A POSTCARD TO HIS WIFE, by NANCY WILLARD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Keep your whiskers crisp and clean
Last Line: Catnip from the other side
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


KITTEN, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The trouble with a kitten is
Last Line: Eventually it becomes a %cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


KITTEN, by WILLIAM WRIGHTSON EUSTACE ROSS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Always it's pouncing at nothing
Last Line: And what beyond this is the ultimate %the divine purpose of cats?
Alternate Author Name(s): Ross, W. W. E.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


KITTEN AND FALLEN LEAVES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: See the kitten on the wall
Last Line: For the plaudits of the crowd?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


KITTEN AND FIREFLY, by MARIE GRIMES    Poem Source                
First Line: Mixed flower fragrance hung about
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


KITTEN'S ECLOGUE, by RUTH PITTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell now, good kit, of three month's age, or less
Last Line: O felis semper felix! %mud
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


KITTENS, by CATHERINE PARMENTER NEWELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Five kittens in the haynow
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


KITTENS, by MICHAEL SCOT    Poem Source                
First Line: Airy as leaves blown by the autumn storm
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


KITTY: HOW TO TREAT HER, by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I like little pussy, her coat is so warm
Last Line: But pussy and I very gently will play.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LAMENT FOR TABBY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: And art thou fallen and lowly laid
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LAST WORDS TO A DUMB FRIEND, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pet was never mourned as you
Last Line: That you moulder where you played.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LATE OCTOBER, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Midnight. The cats under the open window
Last Line: On end, afraid of what I might do next.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dreams; October; Violence; Nightmares


LAWS, by STEPHEN ELLIOTT DUNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A black cat wanders out into
Last Line: The mice are constantly surprised
Alternate Author Name(s): Dunn, Stephen
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Mice


LAYS OF TOM-CAT HIDDIGEIGEI, by JOSEPH VICTOR VON SCHEFFEL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When through valley and o'er mountain
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LE HIBOU ET LA POUSSIQUETTE, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hibou et minou allerent a la mer
Last Line: Dansa au clair de la lune
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LE PETIT CHAT, by EDMOND ROSTAND    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pert as any young page-boy, the small black cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LEO TO HIS MISTRESS, by HENRY DWIGHT SEDGWICK    Poem Text                
First Line: Dear mistress, do not grieve for me
Last Line: I almost scratch persephone.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LISY'S PARTING WITH HER CAT, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dreadful hour with leaden pace approached
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LITTLE BABY PUSSIES, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Littler baby pussies, swinging in the trees
Last Line: Like a million pussy-cats Ė pussies, was it you?
Subject(s): Cats


LITTLE DOG THAT WAGS HIS TAIL, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Beseech each little boy
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1185; Poem: 123
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


LITTLE PUSS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Sleek coat, eyes of fire
Last Line: That's puss
Subject(s): Animals; Babies; Cats


LITTLE TIGER CAT, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Little tiger cat, with the spotted face
Last Line: And so, there's no use trying to be like your wild relation
Subject(s): Cats


LITTLE UNWRITTEN BOOK, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rocky was a regular guy, a loyal friend
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LITTLE UNWRITTEN BOOK, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rocky was a regular guy, a loyal friend
Last Line: And now the bird is silent too
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LOOK AT ME (SIAMESE), by MELPO DENNIS SCOTESE    Poem Source                
First Line: In amazing wonder, as you deliberate
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LOST CAT, by EMILE VICTOR RIEU    Poem Source                
First Line: She took a last and simple meal when there were none to see
Last Line: And all the cream that's meant for me -- and not a word of t
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LOST CAT, by LILIAN WHITING    Poem Source                
First Line: Little and brown have lost their cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LOULOU AND HER CAT, by FREDERICK LOCKER-LAMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Good pastry is vended
Last Line: I'm giving to you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Locker, Frederick
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Desserts


LOVER, WHOSE MISTRESS FEARED A MOUSE .. BECOME A CAT, by GEORGE TURBERVILLE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If I might alter kind
Last Line: All this would I doe if I were %converted to a cat
Alternate Author Name(s): Turbervile, George
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LULLABY FOR THE CAT, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Minnow, go to sleep and dream
Last Line: Sleep, and let them come
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


LULLABY FOR THE CAT, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Minnow, go to sleep and dream
Last Line: Sleep, and let them come
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MACAVITY: THE MYSTERY CAT, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Macavity's a mystery cat: he's called the hidden paw
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Crime & Criminals; Villains In Literature


MACAVITY: THE MYSTERY CAT, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Macavity's a mystery cat: he's called the hidden paw
Last Line: Are nothing more than agents for the cat who all the time %just controls their operations: the napol
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Crime And Criminals; Villains In Literature


MAGGIE'S VISIT TO OXFORD, SELS., by CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To worcester gardens next they strolled
Alternate Author Name(s): Carroll, Lewis
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MAINSTAY, by THEODORE RUSSELL WEISS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You, hoppy, crept out
Last Line: Strength engrossing you - %a help of sorts, mainstay
Alternate Author Name(s): Weiss, T.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MARIGOLD, by RICHARD GARNETT (1835-1906)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She moved through the garden in glory because
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Flowers; Marigolds


MARMALADE LOST, by RUTH WHITMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Her honey fur pointed down her back
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MATILDA'S MANNERS, by MAZIE V. CARUTHERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My cat, matilda, sits upon her floor
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MATILDA, MATRIARCH, by MAZIE V. CARUTHERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Matilda's grown granmotherly these days
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MEMORY, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's either the prize or a terminal worry
Last Line: But the cat, the cat is in clover
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MEND IT NOW, by RUTH MCGRAIL    Poem Text                
First Line: I had a bowl of thick rich cream
Last Line: I'll eat my cream, myself.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Milk; Milkmen; Milkmaids


MERE MICHEL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Mere michel is calling, calling, from her window high
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


METEMPSYCHOSIS, by LOUELLA C. POOLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Little white face that looks into mine
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MIKE, by F. C. W. HILEY    Poem Source                
First Line: All ye that learned hours beguile
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MILK FOR THE CAT, by HAROLD MONRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the tea is brought at five o'clock
Last Line: Three or four hours unconscious there.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Milk; Milkmen; Milkmaids


MINIMUM WAGE, by GARY SOTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No one called but a cat
Last Line: With the eraser of a chewed pencil [or, I never got a single step closer]
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; San Joaquin Valley, California; Unemployment


MISS TIBBLES, by IAN SERRAILLIER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Miss tibbles is my kitten; white
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MISTRESS GURTON'S CAT; A DOMESTIC TALE, by MARY DARBY ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old mistress gurton had a cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MONKEY AND THE CAT, by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bertrand and raton - a monkey and a cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fables; Monkeys


MONTAIGNE AND HIS KITTEN, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hither, blanche! 'tis you and I
Last Line: Wise ones fool it while they may!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Montaigne, Michel De (1533-1592)


MOON, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a white cat whose name is moon
Subject(s): Animals; Authors And Authorship; Cats; Poetry & Poets


MOON, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a white cat whose name is moon
Last Line: And in moon's eyes I see the moon
Subject(s): Animals; Authors And Authorship; Cats; Poetry And Poets


MOON SOLITARY, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Who seeks to climb beyond his range
Last Line: Than for all eternity reflect another's fire
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MOONLIGHT, by RAJASHEKHARA    Poem Source                
First Line: The cat at his dish licks rays of moonlight
Last Line: Confuses the currents of this world
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MORNING, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Salt shining behind its glass cylinder
Subject(s): Morning; Cats


MOTHER CAT, by JOHN MONTAGUE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The mother cat %opens her claws
Last Line: Already fierce %at the trough
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MOTHER CAT'S PURR, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Sleep the half-sleep
Last Line: That's what sleep is -- %for a cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


MOTHER WITH YOUNG KITTENS, by RICHARD HARRY HART    Poem Source                
First Line: Torn between hunger and maternal care
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MOTHERING, by MAZIE V. CARUTHERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Matilda's busy mothering these days
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MOURNFUL CHIRPING, by KIKAKU    Poem Source                
First Line: Eaten by the cat!
Last Line: May be wailing that!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MUJER, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, black persian cat
Last Line: Oh, black persian cat.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MUSICAL EVENING, by JOSEPH G. FRANCIS    Poem Source                
First Line: Song, sing! What shall we sing?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MY CAT (1), by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in my brain walks to and fro
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MY CAT (2), by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My pretty cat to my heart I hold
Last Line: Breathes round her, and from head to feet %envelopes my brunette
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MY CAT AND I, by EDNA GEARHART    Poem Source                
First Line: With persian cat beside my cheek
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MY CAT JACK, by HUNT HAWKINS    Poem Source                
First Line: For I will consider my cat jack
Last Line: For he curls about himself with his head %upside-down %for h
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MY CAT, MRS. LICK-A-CHIN, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some of the cats I know about
Last Line: No one knows it less than my cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MY CAT, MRS. LICK-A-CHIN, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some of the cats I know about
Last Line: And I'll tell you something about that: %no one knows it less than my cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MY CAT, ROBIN HOOD, by EMANUEL DI PASQUALE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My cat is a tough hood
Alternate Author Name(s): Pasquale, Emanuel Di
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MY FRIEND, THE CAT, by CARRIE W. STRYKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Outstretched at ease his furry form
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MY HOUND'S NOSE, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: What a wonderful thing
Last Line: Just when master goes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


MY LORD'S MOTORING, by VINCENT STARRETT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He was an arrogant cat, my lord
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NAPS & PURRS OF MY CAT, TOM, by RONALD JOHNSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Stretch sublime %sunshine and me!
Last Line: Leap to a snap %furred purrer!
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Cats


NATIVITE, by ANDRE SPIRE    Poem Source                
First Line: The cat lies on her back
Last Line: No wind. A leaf falls
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NATURAL SELECTION, by JESS WILLIAMSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Chickadees should never
Last Line: A scatter of feathers %marked the spot
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NATURE NOTES: CATS, by FREDERICK LOUIS MACNEICE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Incorrigible, uncommitted
Last Line: Make the way of their lovers lighter
Alternate Author Name(s): Macneice, Louis
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NEBAMUN'S CAT; AFTER A FRESCO FROM - EGYPT (2600-250 B.C.E), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Taking recreation, seeing pleasant things
Last Line: I, nebamun
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NEITHER CAN THE FLOODS DROWN IT, by ELIZABETH BILLER CHAPMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: We catch only glimpses of you
Last Line: Leftward, into what was and will be %your green world
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Daughters; Family Life


NEVER GET OUT!, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew a little serval cat
Last Line: Never get out!...
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NIGHT HOWLS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Outside the house
Last Line: Beneath the light. %goodnight
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


NIGHT PIECE TO ANOTHER JULIA, by PAUL FEARON    Poem Source                
First Line: Tonight I sing, though all mankind forbid it
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NIGHT RISING, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Ancient alchemist, wake! Arise
Last Line: So I will do once more
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NINE FAT CATS IN LITTLE ITALY, by HERBERT MITGANG    Poem Source                
First Line: Say buon giorn to fatso toni
Last Line: Risotto, ragu, rigatoni %and yankee doodle macaroni!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NO ELEGY, by JOHN RIDLAND    Poem Source                
First Line: Old jack cranked up his elegy machine
Last Line: And went and wrung the thankless creature's neck
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NO TRAVELER, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd love to ride on railroads every day
Last Line: I never want to travel with a kitty any more.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Children; Railroads; Travel; Childhood; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


NONSENSE RHYMES: 15, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Would you have me chat
Last Line: (let me tell it to you again.)
Subject(s): Animals;cats;nonsense


ODE ON THE DEATH OF A FAVOURITE CAT, DROWNED IN A TUB, by THOMAS GRAY    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on a lofty vase's side
Last Line: Nor all, that glisters, gold.
Variant Title(s): Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat, Drowned In A Tub Of Gold Fishes;gray's Elegy On Horace Walpole's Cat;on The Death Of A Favourite Cat;on A Favorite Cat Drowned In A Tub Of Goldfishes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Death; Death - Animals; Goldfish; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


ODE TO A BOB-TAILED CAT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Felis infelix! Cat unfortunate
Last Line: Follow your fashion
Subject(s): Animals;cats


ODE TO EIGHT CATS BELONGING TO ISRAEL MENDEZ, A JEW, by JOHN WOLCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Singers of israel, o ye singers sweet
Alternate Author Name(s): Pindar, Peter; Wolcot, John
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ODE TO THE CAT, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The animals were %imperfect
Last Line: My understanding slips on his indifference, %his eyes hold golden numbers
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


OFFERING FOR THE CAT, by MEI YAO-CH'EN    Poem Source                
First Line: Since I got my cat five white
Last Line: Only cry for you a little
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


OLD CAT AND THE YOUNG MOUSE, by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A young mouse, small and innocent
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fables


OLD CAT AND THE YOUNG MOUSE, by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A young mouse, with little experience
Last Line: Old age is ruthless and inflexible
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fables


OLD CAT MEDITATES, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: Now that I'm old I do not venture far
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


OLD FOSS (THE CAT) RECALLS HIS LIFE WITH MR. LEAR, by J. PATRICK LEWIS    Poem Source                
First Line: You'd say when we ate a late breakfast
Last Line: I bow to the king of high bosh
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Lear, Edward (1812-1888)


OLD SCOTS NURSERY RHYME, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: There was a wee bit mousikie
Last Line: O' cheetie-poussie-cattie, o
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Mice


OLD SOOT, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: His fur is black; we call him soot
Last Line: When it is ime to go
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


ON A CAT AGING, by ALEXANDER GRAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He blinks upon the hearth-rug
Last Line: The times are somehow breeding %a nimbler race of mice
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ON A NIGHT OF SNOW, by ELIZABETH JANE COATSWORTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cat, if you go outdoors, you must walk in the snow
Last Line: And things that are yet to be done. Open the door!
Alternate Author Name(s): Beston, Henry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ON DIGNITY, by DANIEL T. MORAN    Poem Source                
First Line: When the first one came
Last Line: At having to be cats no more
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ON LUTESTRINGS CATT-EATEN, by THOMAS MASTER    Poem Source                
First Line: Are these the strings that poets feigne
Last Line: Soe I've but scratch'd these notes of mine
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ON MAOU DYING AT THE AGE OF SIX MONTHS, by FRANCES CROFTS DARWIN CORNFORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange sickness fell upon this perfect creature
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ON THE DEATH OF A CAT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who shall tell the lady's grief?
Last Line: Nor disturb her narrow bed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Death; Grief; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


ON THE DEATH OF A FAVORITE CAT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: She died when earth was fair beyond all price
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


OPEN DOOR, by ELIZABETH JANE COATSWORTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the dark
Alternate Author Name(s): Beston, Henry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


OPENING HER JEWEL BOX, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She discovers a finish
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): School; Cats; Jewels; Memory; Hair


ORANGE CAT, by CAROLINE BERRY    Poem Source                
First Line: My cat is a hand my cat
Last Line: Says my cat it happens however many again and again
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Pets


OTHELLO: TOMCAT, by LAURA SIMMONS    Poem Source                
First Line: His claw against the world, he prowls athwart
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


OUR CAT ON THE OTHER ROCKING CHAIR, by CHARLOTTE GORDON    Poem Source                
First Line: If he would just stay
Last Line: And the slippage of cats and time %infinitesimally more bearable
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


OUR KITTY, by CAROL ANNE MUSKE    Poem Source                
First Line: She is swinging in a contraption above the heads
Last Line: Living hand, warm, capable - as ever, untaken
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


OUR MOTHER WAS THE PUSSY-CAT, OUR FATHER WAS THE OWL, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Because we take no interest in politix of the day
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Cats; Owls


OUT ON A LIMB, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: What these citizens need,' said the mayor
Last Line: To follow a path of his own
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PANGUR BAN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I myself and pangur ban
Last Line: Bringing darkness into light %is the work that I do best
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PANGUR BAN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I and pangur ban, my cat
Last Line: I get wisdom day and night %turning darkness into light
Variant Title(s): The White Cat And The Studen
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PARK AVENUE CAT, by FRANCES MARY FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This was a thing the saints never knew
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PARLOR CAT, by LOUELLA C. POOLE    Poem Source                
First Line: There lives a cat across the way
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PARODY OF LISTON'S 'BEAUTIFUL MAID.', by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My fishmonger told me that soles were most dear
Last Line: You've eat up my beautiful maid!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fish & Fishing; Anglers


PASSAGE ON, by CEDRIC MORRIS    Poem Source                
First Line: Farewell, most charming of females
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PETER, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Strong and slippery, built for the midnight grass-party
Last Line: Tion—this is life; to do less would be nothing but dishonesty.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PHIL, THE BLACK PERSIAN, by HERBERT EDWARD PALMER    Poem Source                
First Line: Philander's a king, a dandy king
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PHILOSOPHICAL POEM ON CATS, by FILLMORE HYDE    Poem Source                
First Line: Some twenty cats repose
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PIOUS CAT, by OBAID-E ZAKANI    Poem Source                
First Line: Sagacious and circumspect persons, attend!
Last Line: You're wrong, I never. It wasn't me, %it was obaid-e zakani
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PLEA FOR A CAT, by JEWELL BOTHWELL TULL    Poem Source                
First Line: Could you care for me, as I care for my cat?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


POEM, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the cat %climbed over
Last Line: The empty %flowerpot
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


POOR MATTHIAS, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor matthias! - found him lying
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


POOR MATTHIAS, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor matthias! - found him lying
Last Line: What are left, will hardly be %better than we spent with thee
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PRAYER OF THE CAT, by CARMEN BERNOS DE GASZTOLD    Poem Source                
First Line: Lord, %I am the cat
Last Line: If so I should say
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PRIZE CAT, by EDWIN JOHN PRATT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pure blood domestic, guaranteed
Last Line: I thought an abyssianian child %had cried out in the whiteth roat's scream
Alternate Author Name(s): Pratt, E. J.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PROPRIETY, by KAWAI CHIGETSU-NI    Poem Source                
First Line: Cats making love in the temple
Last Line: A man and wife for mating in such a place
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PUSS-PUSS!, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, auntie, isn't he a beauty! And is he a gentleman or a lady?
Last Line: It saves him from so many undesirable associations
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PUSSY CAT, by ANN HAWKSHAW    Poem Text                
First Line: Pussy cat lives in the servants' hall
Last Line: And caught them all with her claws.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aunt Effie; Hawkshawe, Ann; Jackson, Ann
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PUSSY CAT WHO VISITED THE QUEEN, by CAROLYN WELLS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tim and tilly sauntered on
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PUSSY CAT, PUSSY CAT, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PUSSY CAT, PUSSY CAT, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PUSSY IN THE BED, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Why is pussy in bed, pray?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PUSSY SITS BY [OR, BEHIND] THE FIRE, by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: I fare as well as you
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PUSSYCAT SITS ON A CHAIR, by EDWARD NEWMAN HORN    Poem Source                
Last Line: Against the austere defense
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PUSSYCAT, PUSSYCAT, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?, by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: I frightened a little mouse under the chair
Subject(s): Cats


QUORUM PORUM, by RUTH PITTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In a dark garden, by a dreadful tree
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


RABBIT AS KING OF THE GHOSTS, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The difficulty to think at the end of day
Last Line: You sit with your head like a carving in space %and the little green cat is a bug in the grass
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Rabbits


RAIN, by ELIZABETH JANE COATSWORTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are the cats?
Alternate Author Name(s): Beston, Henry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


RAINING CATS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: It's raining cats
Last Line: They're purring down %on top of me
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


RAINING DOGS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: It's raining dogs
Last Line: And cur-rents cover %half the town
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


REALITY, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, it is nice to lie in bed
Last Line: With straight, brown hair that will not curl!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Children; Girls; Childhood


RED CLOUD, by ALAN WILLIAMSON    Poem Source                
First Line: The cat %had to come into restaurants. She was too rare
Last Line: The world is bare as a piece of sheet iron. And no work %was not once contained in some youthful bod
Subject(s): Animals; Art And Artists; Cats; Life


RED SLIPPERS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A wicked cat, grown old and gray
Last Line: Than buy slippers of cats, however they talk.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


REFLECTIONS ON AN IDEAL EXISTENCE, by SARA HENDERSON HAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Life should be very pleasant for
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


REMEMBERING A CAT'S FUNERAL, 1926, by WILMA ELIZABETH MCDANIEL    Poem Source                
First Line: My brother harol
Last Line: Post oak hill %where we laid poor andrew %down in a crackerbox
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ROBBER KITTEN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A kitten once to its mother said
Last Line: I'll never more be bad
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ROBIN REDBREAST, by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Little robin redbreast sat upon a tree
Last Line: Pussy cat said, new, and robin jumped away.
Variant Title(s): Catch
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ROBIN'S CRY, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Danger! Hide! A cat is coming!
Last Line: Look: I hold it out to you
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 6. RETROSPECT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The pearl for the first and the case for the second
Last Line: But the kitten, the kitten was saved.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Drowning


ROVING ALLEY-CAT, by MARY COCKBURN BOMKE    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm an alley-cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SAFETY-VALVE, by RUTH PITTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now baby-talk for babies is taboo
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SALMON CANS, by JUANITA BROWN TOBIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Cats were all right in their place
Last Line: More particular, for sunday breakfast
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Salmon


SAVOIR FAIRE, by CLARIBEL ALEGRIA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My black cat doesn't know
Last Line: The way I did
Alternate Author Name(s): Flakoll, Darwin, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SAVOIR FAIRE, by CLARIBEL ALEGRIA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My black cat doesn't know
Last Line: By a single love %the way I did
Alternate Author Name(s): Flakoll, Darwin, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SCHOLAR AND HIS CAT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Each of us pursues his trade
Last Line: I, too, making dark things clear, %am of my trade a master
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SCHOLAR AND THE CAT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Each of us pursues his trade
Last Line: Am of my trade a master
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SECRET LIFE OF A CAT, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Embers in the palm of night
Last Line: Africa is mine
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SEKHMET THE LION-HEADED, by LEONORA SPEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the dark night I heard a stirring
Last Line: That sekhmet purred.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SENSIBILITY, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, when a boy, I killed a cat
Last Line: O fellow-sinner, be the same.
Subject(s): Animals; Boys; Cats; Death; Murder


SERENADE, by PAUL FEARON    Poem Source                
First Line: High in the dark the moon rides white
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SERIOUS QUESTION, by CAROLYN WELLS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A kitten went a-walking
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SEVEN WAYS OF DIVINATION: 5. FELIDOMANCY-DIVINATION BY CATS, by JAN LEE ANDE    Poem Source                
First Line: It is not true cats have nine lives
Last Line: The answer was always no
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Superstition


SHRINE, by ETHNA MACCARTHY    Poem Source                
First Line: My silver cat with burning eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SIAN, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Can one make love %to a kitten? Sian
Last Line: That all too often manages %to invest my heart
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SIGN BY THE ROAD: KITTENS FOR SALE, by BETTIE SALE    Poem Text                
First Line: Can you imagine anyone selling his kittens?
Last Line: But never, not ever black, white, tabby or calico kittens!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SILENCE, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: My father used to say
Last Line: Inns are not residences.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fathers; Guests; Home; Silence; Visiting


SILHOUETTE, by VIOLET ALLEYN STOREY    Poem Source                
First Line: Of course, I thought I'd never let him stay
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SING, SING, WHAT SHALL I SING, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 60, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pussy has a whiskered face
Last Line: And has a heart to love us all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Four Pets
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SINGING CAT, by FLORENCE MARGARET SMITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a little captive cat
Last Line: In the love his beauty bringeth
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Stevie
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SINGULAR INJUSTICE, by JANET LLOYD    Poem Source                
First Line: I find it most peculiar that
Last Line: Each time the bachelor walks his dog
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SIX LITTLE MICE SAT DOWN TO SPIN, by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: That may be so, but you don't come in!
Subject(s): Cats; Mice


SKIMBLESHANKS: THE RAILWAY CAT, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a whisper down the line at 11:39
Last Line: You'll meet without fail on the midnight mail %the cat of the railway train
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SLEEPING CAT; FOR LINDA ULRICH, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My cat is asleep on his haunches
Last Line: Into the blinding, bright rooms of his eyes
Subject(s): Cats


SOME DOGS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Some dogs guard
Last Line: He's sure some pet
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


SONG OF FAIRLY UTTER DESPAIR (2), by SAMUEL HOFFENSTEIN    Poem Source                
First Line: For sheer urbanity, I deem
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Despair


SONG OF THE BALLOON LADY, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: Wayfarers in worlds apart
Last Line: In spirit, how alike we are
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SONG OF THE CAT, by TRISTAN LECLERE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cat, cat, cat, %cat black, or white, or grey
Last Line: A white, or black, or grey house-cat
Alternate Author Name(s): Klingsor, Tristan
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SONG OF THE JELLICLES, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jellicle cats come out tonight
Last Line: They are resting and saving themselves to be right %for the jellicle moon and the jellicle ball
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Imagination


SONNET, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: There have been many cats I loved and lost
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SONNET TO A CAT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beware, my friend, of fiends and their grimaces
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SONNET TO AN OLD MOUSER, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Child of lubricious art! Of sanguine sport!
Last Line: To sport with sorrow first, and then destroy.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Della Cruscanism (poetic Style)


SONNET TO MRS. REYNOLD'S CAT, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cat! Who hast pass'd thy grand climacteric
Last Line: In youth thou enter'dst on glass bottled wall.
Variant Title(s): To A Cat;on Mrs. Reynold's Cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SOPHIE, WHO TAUNTED THE DOGS, by ALICE SCHERTLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Sophie the cat %took peculiar delight
Last Line: Ankles, lapping in soft gray %waves against my legs
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SOUVENIRS, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: My table shows the tracks of tiny feet
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SPORT FOR GODS, by JEWELL BOTHWELL TULL    Poem Source                
First Line: I like to sit and watch my cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SPRING IS A CAT, by JANG-HI LEE    Poem Source                
First Line: On a cat's fur soft as pollen
Last Line: The green spring's life dances
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SPRING IS A CAT, by YI CHANGHUI    Poem Source                
First Line: The cat's coat, soft as pollen
Last Line: On the sharp whiskers of the cat %leaps the sparkling life of green spring
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


STALKING, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: A tremble of grass
Last Line: And the crunching of bones %after
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


STARS, by OKTAY RIFAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Near the book a notebook
Last Line: And far away the stars
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


STILL UNDAUNTED, by GEORGE B. RYAN    Poem Source                
First Line: I grieved to learn 'twas just a myth
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


STRATEGY, by VIRGINIA WOODS MACKALL    Poem Text                
First Line: When my poor pussy died, I took
Last Line: And let her in to heaven for me.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Death - Animals


SUCH SIMPLE LOVE, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: All night long I hear the sleepers toss
Last Line: No one is warm
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Love; Sleep


SUMMER CAT, by ELLA AUGUSTA FANNING    Poem Source                
First Line: Something is happening - that he seems to sense
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SURRENDER, by EVELYN HICKMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Let others praise the cat
Last Line: Which is a bit more cheerful - %now, that I have cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TABITHA SOLILOQUIZES, by MINNIE LEONA UPTON    Poem Source                
First Line: I see they're packing up once more
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TAKE YOUR CHOICE: AS WALT MASON WOULD DO IT, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh listen to this obese bard whose muscles are composed of lard
Last Line: Was an awful cat, you take it from a bard who's fat!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Mason, Walt (1862-1939)


TEH LOVER, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is enough left, he says
Last Line: Come in cold and content from his quest.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Love Affairs; Men


TEN LITTLE MICE SAT DOWN TO SPIN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TEN SONGS: 5, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The single creature leads a partial life
Last Line: In all his walks I follow at his side, %his faithful servant and his loving shade
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Variant Title(s): The Single Creature; Cats And Dog
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


THAT CAT, by ROBIN FRANCIS BLASER    Poem Source                
Last Line: Disconsolate on both sides-musically noted, I suppose
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THAT CAT, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat that comes to my window sill
Last Line: That cat gits out.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE BACKYARD MERMAID, by MATTHEA HARVEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The backyard mermaid slumps across the birdbath, tired of fighting birds for seeds
Last Line: She wants to get lost in that sad glowing square of blue. Donít you?
Subject(s): Cats


THE BAD CHILD'S BOOK OF BEASTS: INTRODUCTION, by HILAIRE BELLOC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I call you bad, my little child
Last Line: "and as the owl discreet."
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE BLUE BOWL, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Like primitives we buried the cat
Last Line: But always says the wrong thing
Subject(s): Death - Animals; Cats


THE BLUE BOWL, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like primitives we buried the cat
Subject(s): Cats


THE CAMERONIAN CAT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: There was a cameronian cat
Subject(s): Animals;cats;clergy;mice;sabbath; Priests;rabbis;ministers;bishops;sunday


THE CAT, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Within that porch, across the way
Last Line: I'm not so sure a body's there!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE CAT, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat/licks its paws
Subject(s): Cats


THE CAT AND THE BIRD, by GEORGE CANNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, tell me, gentle robin
Last Line: That's flat.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Robins


THE CAT AND THE MOON, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat went here and there
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dancing & Dancers; Moon


THE CAT AS CAT, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat on my bosom
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE CAT HEARD THE CAT-BIRD, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One day, a fine day, a high-flying-sky day
Last Line: I don't see any cat-bird here
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE CAT O' NINE TAILS, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The old cat o' nine tails is comin' 'round agin
Last Line: In.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE CAT OF CATS, by WILLIAM BRIGHTY RANDS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the cat of cats. I am
Last Line: The everlasting cat!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Matthew; Holbeach, Henry
Variant Title(s): The Kitten Speaks
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE CAT'S EARS, by LARRY EIGNER                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Cats


THE CAT'S SONG, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine, says the cat, putting out his paw of darkness
Subject(s): Cats


THE CATS' MONTH, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your frosty hands
Last Line: Where deep snow lies.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE CATS' TEA-PARTY, by FREDERIC EDWARD WEATHERLY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Five little pussy-cats, invited out to tea
Last Line: Then knocked the tea-cups over, and scampered through the door.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE COLUBRIAD, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Close by the threshold of a door nailed fast
Last Line: And taught him never to come there no more.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


THE COUNCIL HELD BY THE RATS (1), by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old rodilard, a certain cat
Last Line: Fell through like this precisely.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fables; Allegories


THE DEAD PUSSY CAT [OR KITTEN], by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: You's as stiff an' as cold as a stone
Last Line: And forget all de kicks of de town
Subject(s): Animal Rights;animals;cats;cold;death;grief; "animal Abuse;vivisection;dead, The;sorrow;sadness;


THE FARMER, THE SPANIEL, AND THE CAT, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why knits my dear her angry brow?
Last Line: And spurn'd the snarler from his side.
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Cats; Dogs; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE GARDENER'S CAT, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text                
First Line: The gardener's cat's called mignonette
Last Line: Dreams splendidly, at any rate!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE HAPPY CAT, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat's asleep; I whisper kitten
Last Line: Men aren't happy. Why are you?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE KILKENNY CATS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: There wanst was two cats of kilkenny
Last Line: "and the tips of their tails, / instead of two cats, there warnt any"
Subject(s): Animals;cats


THE KITTEN, by JOANNA BAILLIE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wanton droll, whose harmless play
Last Line: The place where poor old pussy lies.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE KITTEN, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The trouble with a kitten is
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE KITTEN, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: More amazed than anything
Subject(s): Cats


THE KITTEN AND THE FALLING LEAVES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: That way look, my infant, lo
Last Line: To gambol with life's falling leaf.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE KITTEN AT PLAY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: See the kitten on the wall
Last Line: What would little tabby care?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE KITTEN OF THE REGIMENT, by JAMES BUCKHAM    Poem Text                
First Line: This kitten, sir, of the colonel's? I'll tell the story
Last Line: And she'd a brother who died for the old flag too!
Alternate Author Name(s): Pastnor, Paul
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE LAST DYING SPEECH AND CONFESSION OF POOR PUSS, by ANN TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Kind masters and misses, whoever you be
Last Line: She stopped, gave a sigh, and a struggle, and died!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Death - Animals


THE LAZY PUSSY, by PALMER COX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There lives a good-for-nothing cat
Last Line: As all the world may see.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Idleness; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence


THE LION, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I feel the lines of yellow sunlight burn
Last Line: My passion mocks these lines of cinnabar.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE LITTLE CAT ANGEL, by LEONTINE STANFIELD    Poem Text                
First Line: The ghost of a little white kitten
Last Line: For the name of the kitten was love.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE LONELY MAN, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cat sits on the pavement by the house, a
Last Line: Opening in a good firm for a former cat
Subject(s): Cats; Solitude


THE MYSTERIOUS CAT, by NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a proud, mysterious cat
Last Line: Mew ... Mew ... Mew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, Vachel
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE ONE-EYED CAT, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: To the kelp the dame is gone, in guiana is the man, and the little
Last Line: Owns the little house all day.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Sea; Ocean


THE ORANGE CAT, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The orange cat on the porch
Subject(s): Cats; Desire


THE OWL AND THE PUSSY CAT, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: The owl and the pussy cat went to sea
Last Line: They danced by the light of the moon.
Variant Title(s): The Owl And The Pussy-cat
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Cats; Children; Life Change Events; Love; Love - Marital; Nonsense; Owls; Childhood; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE PERSIAN KITTEN, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lie still, my love, and do not speak, because
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Cats


THE PRIZE CAT, by EDWIN JOHN PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pure blood domestic, guaranteed
Alternate Author Name(s): Pratt, E. J.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE RETIRED CAT, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A poet's cat, sedate and grave
Last Line: The folly of his expectation.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE SONG OF THE JELLICLES, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jellicle cats come out tonight
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Imagination; Fancy


THE SONG OF THE MISCHIEVOUS DOG, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are many who say that a dog has his day
Last Line: And that bees never work in their hives
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Cats; Lobsters; Bees


THE SPHINX, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In a dim corner of my room for longer than my fancy thinks
Last Line: And weeps for every soul that dies, and weeps for every soul in vain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Egypt; Sphinx


THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS (A CAT'S TALE, WITH ADDITIONS), by ELIZA LEE CABOT FOLLEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Three little kittens lost their mittens
Last Line: Mee-ow-mee-ow, mee-ow.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Children; Childhood


THE TOMCAT, by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At midnight in the alley
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE WIDOW AND HER CAT, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A widow kept a favourite cat
Last Line: Here, towzer! -- do him justice.'
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fables; Honor; Mice; Widows & Widowers; Allegories


THIS IS MY CHAIR, by PAUL WILLIAM GALLICO    Poem Source                
Last Line: Then why cannot you leave me mine, %and let us have no further argument?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THREE CAT POEMS, by MAURICE JAMES CRAIG    Poem Source                
First Line: Like catle-raiding heroes in the tain
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THREE LITTLE KITTENS, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Three little kittens lost their mittens
Last Line: We smell a rat near by. ' %'mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow'
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THREE TABBIES TOOK OUT THEIR CATS TO TEA, by KATE GREENAWAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: How many lives had these cats between them?
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THRENODY FOR A PET CAT, by MAZIE V. CARUTHERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And now, to all the other memories
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A CAT, by SAMUEL HOFFENSTEIN    Poem Source                
First Line: If peace and silence could arise
Last Line: Smite the three-score ills I'm heir to
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A CAT, by IBN ALALAF ALNAHARWANY    Poem Source                
First Line: Poor puss is gone! 'tis fate's decree
Last Line: And curst the dainty where we find %destruction lurking in the dish
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A CAT, by FANNY ELIZABETH PERKINS    Poem Source                
First Line: O, tabby of the yellow eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A CAT, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stately, kindly, lordly friend
Last Line: More of heaven's deep heart than we.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A CAT PURRING, by FLORENCE SMALL EDSALL    Poem Source                
First Line: Pansy-face and raspberry-paws
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A KITTEN, by MARTHA HASKELL CLARK    Poem Source                
First Line: Little yellow flame of fur
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A KITTEN, by RENA M. MANNING    Poem Source                
First Line: Did a fairy's fancy spin you
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A KITTEN, by ALICE SCHERTLE    Poem Source                
First Line: You stalk a string, subdue a flannel mouse
Last Line: To feel beneath your ribs a tiger's heart
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A PERSIAN CAT, by F. C. W. HILEY    Poem Source                
First Line: So dear, so dainty, so demure
Last Line: Then purrs and tucks her little toes up
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO A SIAMESE CAT, by MICHAEL JOSEPH    Poem Source                
First Line: I shall walk in the sun alone
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO AN ENCHANTRESS, by ALICE BROWN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Little gray, wonder, in pride of fur
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO AN ORANGE CAT, by JOHN HERSCHEL    Poem Source                
First Line: Warren I've been sleeping badly
Last Line: And crossing inside you
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO MRS. PROFESSOR IN DEFENSE OF MY CAT'S HONOR AND NOT ONLY, by CZESLAW MILOSZ    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My valiant helper, a small-sized tiger
Last Line: Which makes difficult our walking on this earth
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO MY CAT, by ROSAMUND MARRIOTT WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Half loving-kindliness, and half-disdain
Last Line: With sombre, sea-green gaze inscrutable.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tomson, Graham R.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO MY LORD BUCKHURST, VERY YOUNG, PLAYING WITH A CAT, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The amorous youth, whose tender breast
Last Line: She deep will mark her new disgrace.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Children; Jealousy; Tears; Youth; Childhood


TO MY PUPPY, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I think of you, I think of bones
Last Line: You show your love in other ways
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


TO WINKY, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cat, cat / what are you
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO WINKY, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cat, cat %what are you
Last Line: Really, I do not know
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TOM TIGERCAT, by J. PATRICK LEWIS    Poem Source                
First Line: Tom tigercat is noted %for his manners and his wit
Last Line: I guess that's why we like him %and why he likes ocelot
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TOMCAT, by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At midnight in the alley
Last Line: And beat the time for his demon's song %with the swing of his demon's tail
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TOMCAT IS, by J. PATRICK LEWIS    Poem Source                
First Line: Night watchman of corners
Last Line: The dude in the alley %the duke on the couch %affectionate fellow %occasional grouch
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TONY'S GRAVE, by JAMES SULLIVAN STARKEY    Poem Source                
First Line: My golden comrade, since I could not save
Alternate Author Name(s): O'sullivan, Seumas
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TRAVELING DREAM, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am packing to go to the airport
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dreams; Travel; Nightmares; Journeys; Trips


TRAVELING DREAM, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am packing to go to the airport
Last Line: There is one cat the size of a sofa
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dreams; Travel


TREE'S COMPLAINT, by ANNE ISAACS    Poem Source                
First Line: A plague upon the race of cats
Last Line: When poets sing in praise of me
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TROY PARK: 5. THE CAT, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His kind velvet bonnet
Last Line: With nobody to care.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TWO CATS, by KATHA POLLITT    Poem Source                
First Line: It's better to be a cat than to be a human
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TWO CATS ON THE HEARTH, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest qauietly - the world moves toward its end
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TYGER'S LETTER TO CAROLINE, by JAMES AUSTEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Ever honoured mistress mine
Last Line: Because she blamed a harmless cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


UBASTI, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the theocratic beasts
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ULUMBO, A CAT, by R. H. VAN DEN HOOFDAKKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Like us he had his
Last Line: Sick and as indifferent %to death as to us. %dying he did himself
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


UNLOST, by OLIVER INGERSOLL    Poem Source                
First Line: Her eyes run
Last Line: Cat hurries home
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


UNREQUITED LOVE ON THE BACK PIAZZA, by MARGARET FISHBACK    Poem Source                
First Line: I bow, I scrape, I doff my hat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


UPON A FRIEND'S PET CAT, BEING SICK, by JOHN WINSTANLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How fickle's health! When sickness thus
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


V - IS FOR VICTORY AS YOU CAN PLAINLY SEE, by MARSDEN HARTLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: I never really like this cat though she is
Last Line: In each of the cat's eyes is a vast v. %no more songs now in the waving grass
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


VALENTINE'S JANE, by CATHY EISENHOWER    Poem Source                
First Line: To steal a hubcap that %a cat swallowed whole, and
Last Line: Can be capped with the %odd, unpredictable hunger of cat
Subject(s): Animals; Automobiles; Cats


VERSES ON A CAT, by CHARLES DAUBENY    Poem Source                
First Line: Clubby! Thou art surely art, I ween
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


VERSES ON A CAT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A cat in distress
Last Line: To make them hold their jaw!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


VERY HAPPY FAMILY, by JOSEPH G. FRANCIS    Poem Source                
First Line: The mother sings a song of youth and may
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


VILLAGE TALK, by CATHERINE MOSS    Poem Source                
First Line: The black cat and I
Last Line: His eyes drink %her light
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Conversation; Villages


WAITIN' FER THE CAT TO DIE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lawzy! Don't I rickollect
Last Line: Why you rock so slow?' ... Says I, %'waitin' fer the cat todie!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


WAR CAT, by DOROTHY LEIGH SAYERS    Poem Source                
First Line: I am sorry, my little cat, I am sorry
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


WAY OF A CAT, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: When first I saw you at my door
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


WE SHOULD, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And wait for the door %to open
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Nature; Waiting


WHAT IS A KITTEN, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
Last Line: It's purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


WHAT THE CAT KNOWS, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT                    Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat sleeps with her, back to back
Last Line: Beats, invisible, the heart of a bird
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Sleep


WHAT THE CAT KNOWS, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat sleeps with her, back to back
Last Line: Beats, invisible, the heart of a bird
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Sleep


WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY, THE MICE MAY PLAY, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A lady once (so stories say
Last Line: Lest she again repent it.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Duplicity; Fables; Mice; Play; Deceit; Allegories


WHITE CAT OF TRENARREN, by ALFRED LESLIE ROWSE    Poem Source                
First Line: He was a mighty hunter in his youth
Last Line: My cat and I grow old together
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


WOMAN AND CAT, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They were just playing, lady and cat
Last Line: Four dazzling points of phosphor gleamed
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Crime & Criminals; Murder; Nails (body)


WOMAN AND CAT, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They were just playing, lady and cat
Last Line: Four dazzling points of phosphor gleamed
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


ZULIA, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Zulia, my little cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


[OLD] MOTHER TABBYSKINS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Sitting at her window, in her cloak and hat
Last Line: For all doctors are not mice; some are dogs you see!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats