James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

Find The Favorite


Our three cats is Maltese cats,
An' they's two that's white,--
An' bofe of 'em's _deef_--an' that's
'Cause their _eyes_ ain't right.--

Uncle say that _Huxley_ say
Eyes of _white_ Maltese--
When they don't match thataway--
They're deef as you please!

_Girls, they_ like our white cats best,
'Cause they're white as snow,
Yes, an' look the stylishest--
But they're deef, you know!

They don't know their names, an' don't
Hear us when we call
'Come in, Nick an' Finn!'--they won't
Come fer us at all!

But our _other_ cat, _he_ knows
Mister Nick an' Finn,--
Mowg's _his_ name,--an' when _he_ goes
Fer 'em, they come in!

Mowgli's _all_ his name--the same
Me an' Muvver took
Like the Wolf-Child's _other_ name,
In 'The Jungul Book.'

I bet Mowg's the smartest cat
In the world!--_He's_ not
_White_, but mousy-plush, with that
Smoky gloss he's got!

All's got little bells to ring,
Round their neck; but none
Only Mowg _knows_ anything--
He's the only one!

I ist 'spect sometimes he hate
White cats' stupid ways:--
He won't hardly 'sociate
With 'em, lots o' days!

Mowg wants in where _we_ air,--well,
He'll ist take his paw
An' ist ring an' ring his bell
There till me er Ma

Er _some_body lets him in
Nen an' shuts the door.--
An', when he wants out ag'in,
Nen he'll ring some more.

Ort to hear our Katy tell!
She sleeps 'way up-stairs;
An' last night she hear Mowg's bell
Ringin' round _some_wheres...

Trees grows by her winder.--So,
She lean out an' see
Mowg up there, 'way out, you know,
In the clingstone-tree;--

An'-sir! he ist _hint_ an' _ring_,--
Till she ketch an' plat
Them limbs;--nen he crawl an' spring
In where Katy's at!

Submitted: Friday, April 09, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Find The Favorite by James Whitcomb Riley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Thank You KP, Michael McParland
  2. Paranoia, Jacob Mikael Matuszczak
  3. This is the only story of life, Aftab Alam
  4. Writing, Jacob Mikael Matuszczak
  5. Little Experience, Karen Verdello
  6. Lunch, Karen Verdello
  7. Within The Heart, Naveed Akram
  8. Beige Cage, Karen Verdello
  9. Tus sueños en tu vida, Elizabeth Garcia
  10. The House Next Door, Karen Verdello

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

Black is the beauty of the brightest day,
The golden belle of heaven's eternal fire,
That danced with glory on the silver waves,
Now wants the fuel that inflamed his beams:
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  3. A Thanksgiving Wish To You My Love, Thad Wilk
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]