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  • 229.


    (In memory of Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum)

    Ludwig had a cat, whose name was simply, 'Cat.'
    That did mostly what
    A cat does best
    That is, spending most of his time at rest.

    But the good doctor
    Who studied man's behavior
    Spoke often to his cat
    About the workings of the mind, and this and that.

    So in 1874, Karl Ludwig sat
    Staring at his cat
    Wondering what scientific discovery
    Yet awaited his uncovery.

    Seems all the great and renown
    Had already placed their markers down
    And there was little to be found
    In plowing the psychic's hallowed ground.

    Came first Aristotle
    And others of lesser mettle
    Who professed to understand
    What was 'melancholy' of man.

    Burton in his tome did write
    Long and wide
    Of the essence of melancholy
    and its folly.

    In his poem about pain and pleasure
    He took far flung measure
    Of what it constitutes
    And how the mind pollutes.

    Then along came Darwin (not the elder)
    Who attempted to attribute to love and hunger
    The forces of melancholy's strains
    That caused to patients their many pains.

    Freud, who read Darwin,
    Claimed his bit of fame
    Expanding on Sex
    As it did man, perplex.

    Kahlbaum thought it best to let be
    What the 'Alienest' could not see.
    So, in his records, Kahlbaum did note
    Much about his cat, when he wrote.

    For ‘twas described by Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum
    A state experienced by some.
    And surely the lay public would know quite well
    The nature of the cat and how in it did dwell.

    Stupor is now called by some, 'Cat-alepsy'
    Which is nothing more or less
    Than the state of mind with which the cat is blessed
    When spending most of his (or her) time at rest.

    For no external stimuli
    Could arouse Cat from the bed in which it did lie
    All (or almost all) motor activity is suppressed
    When the cat is in this state of blissful rest.

    Even when it appears that Cat's awake
    And both eyes wide open to partake
    Of events that are going on
    There is no awareness that he's at home.

    In this state of consciousness the animal's rigid
    And if not frozen, in a word, torpid.
    Permitting the cat to remain in a fixed position
    Unmoving, regardless of external condition.

    'Eureka, there's more.' He cried,
    For another characteristic he'd spied.
    When Cat was wide awake,
    The tail was in motion for nothing's sake.
    A swishing, and a twitching back and forth
    As if moved by some mysterious force.

    'I see yet another characteristic, '
    Sometimes it can be limp as a wick,
    And carried about like a purse
    Relaxed as if dead or worse.

    But what shall I call my observations
    So my reputation will be known to all Nations?
    Something that will ensure that Kahlbaum
    Will trip from other's tongue.

    'I have it, ' he did exclaim,
    'It will bring me everlasting fame.'
    It's the state
    To which all can relate!

    Alas, as time has passed,
    Karl Ludwig's name is not recognized,
    But his cat has world renown
    Living the condition for which it's well known.

    Cat-atonic is the state
    to which all can now relate
    For humans (and cats too)
    Do what animals do. read more »

  • 230.
    Autumn's Beautiful Buffet Of Colours.

    Autumn's buffet...
    To the eyes i devour this day.

    The colours golden as harvest's best... read more »

  • 231.
    The Spinster's Cat

    The spinster she was worried
    Her cat had gone astray
    As through the fields she hurried
    In the pleasant month of May. read more »

  • 232.
    Cat with milk

    My cat

    Not drink milk... read more »

  • 233.

    Rat was

    King... read more »

  • 234.
    Old Dorothy The Cat

    Old Dorothy the cat is getting weary
    And she is not as nimble as she used to be
    And catching mice has never felt such hard work
    And she finds it harder now to climb a tree. read more »

  • 235.
    Sugar And Spice And Fourteen Blind Mice

    Sugar and Spice and fourteen blind mice
    sat in a room way up in the barn.
    the name of the cat was Sugar and Spice
    fourteen blind mice, they were spinning a yarn. read more »

  • 236.

    It’s a well known fact
    “Curiosity killed the cat”
    Can kill you too, just like that read more »

  • 237.
    Toupee or not toupee

    I lost a lot of hair and I wore a toupee.
    But a freak gust of wind blew it off my head yesterday. read more »

  • 238.
    Senryu (humour haiku) - Pet Cat yawns

    between the
    quarelling couple
    pet cat yawns read more »

  • 239.
    Fighting rat


    Fight read more »

  • 240.
    That is matter

    At home

    Cat kiss read more »

New Cat Poems

  1. The cat-lover, Emmanuel George Cefai
  2. By Chance I See A Feral Cat, NHIEN NGUYEN
  3. Visiting Humane Society Shelter, NHIEN NGUYEN
  4. Food Seasoned With Love, NHIEN NGUYEN
  5. Two Cats Napping, NHIEN NGUYEN
  6. Two Cats Are Sleeping Together, NHIEN NGUYEN
  7. Two Cats Meow Meow, NHIEN NGUYEN
  8. A pet poem., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. Luck Cat, Edith Sodergran
  10. A Day in the Park, Glen Eker
  11. Nature friends., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  12. Call the cat again, gajanan mishra
  13. My Cat, Emily Krauss
  14. The Woman With a Hundred Cats, Glen Eker
  15. The Cat And The Mouse., Tony Adah
  16. Cats (in the style of Heather Burns), Kim Barney
  17. Yes I am a Cat, Joanna Rampton
  19. Like Our Cat, Shalom Freedman
  20. Gregg's Yellow Cat, Sidi J. Mahtrow
  21. A cat is a cat, Karin Holloway
  22. A Cat, Elia Michael
  23. Cats Down Below, Kevin Rottweiler
  24. Cats & Kittens of Childhood, Kevin Rottweiler
  25. The Cat and The Gnat, Joseph D. Smith
  26. My cat woman, alec latha
  27. The Dead Cat, Deepak Manchanda of Delhi
  28. 9 Cat Poems, Raj Arumugam
  29. Pussy cat, Pijush Biswas
  30. Pussy cat goes to London, S.D. TIWARI
  31. That Cat Has Taken My Spot, Billy Simani
  32. Cat and Bell, gajanan mishra
  33. Raindrops On Cat Backs, Kevin Rottweiler
  34. Pussy goes to London, nursery rhyme, S.D. TIWARI
  35. Counting Black Cats, Bruce Larkin
  36. And Pussy cat, gajanan mishra
  37. Cats, Emily Krauss
  38. 'Cat Fish', Shania K. Younce
  39. My Cat, Drew Burke
  40. The Cat, Duck Doger
  41. The Sleeping Cat, Geof Lusins
  42. Cat Not Bad, madan Mee
  43. Toby cat, Harry Preston
  44. I Killed The Cat, Robert Roberts
  45. Cats Loved, Naveed Akram
  46. Cat’s Tail Haiku, Dónall Dempsey
  47. My Sweet kittens, Dr Shamim ali
  48. The Cat, Brodie Tumbleson
  49. A Cat's Life, Kim Robin Edwards
  50. The Cat of All Cats, Kim Day
  52. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' .., Dónall Dempsey
  53. Fat Cats, Bobert Smithsonian III
  54. Cats, cats, Abbie Howard
  55. Cameron, Mark R Slaughter
  56. Ginger cat (Villanelle), Milica Franchi De Luri
  57. A Copying Cat, Pedro Cescon
  58. My Cat, Donna Oliver
  59. I Hear The Cat. Listen. Listen...., elysabeth faslund
  60. M is for Malcolm, Malcolm Bacchus
  61. plain cat, RIC S. BASTASA
  62. Cat Haiku, O Anna Niemus
  63. Animal Rights (A Bad Cat), U Win Kyi
  64. Charming Cat Show, Marilyn Lott
  65. The Cool Cat, Jasmine Aira
  66. .5. The Cat, David Threadgold
  67. .4. That Blooming Cat, David Threadgold
  68. Cats, Kezia Nilsen
  69. Mind playin tricks, StaceyLeigh Olner
  70. That Orange Cat, fara alfiee
  71. That poor cat, Randy Johnson
  72. I Am The Cat Man, sarah clifford
  73. Cats, Annabelle Riches
  74. Cats, Ben Gieske
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