Christopher Smart

Kent, England
Christopher Smart
Kent, England
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For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry (Excerpt, Jubilate Agno)

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For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.
For he is the servant of the Living God duly and daily serving him.
For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way.
For this is done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness.
For then he leaps up to catch the musk, which is the blessing of God upon his prayer.
For he rolls upon prank to work it in.
For having done duty and received blessing he begins to consider himself.
For this he performs in ten degrees.
For first he looks upon his forepaws to see if they are clean.
For secondly he kicks up behind to clear away there.
For thirdly he works it upon stretch with the forepaws extended.
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COMMENTS
Bill Woodard 02 May 2020
My latest cat detective story had multiple references to this Christopher Smart poem.
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Susan Williams 31 January 2016
Ha! ! ! I loved this! ! ! A bit unexpected after reading the last few poems but desirable!
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Elizabeth Schule 29 January 2016
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Christopher Gould 11 July 2013
Ten, I would give more if Icould.I wish I could write like that.Inspired.
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Daniel Haggard 09 April 2005
this is one of my favorites, but read the whole book! wonderful poetry from a so-called 'madman'. a definite 10!
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