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Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat Drowned In A Tub Of Goldfishes

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'Twas on a lofty vase's side,
Where China's gayest art had dy'd
The azure flow'rs that blow;
Demurest of the tabby kind,
The pensive Selima, reclin'd,
Gazed on the lake below.

Her conscious tail her joy declar'd;
The fair round face, the snowy beard,
The velvet of her paws,
Her coat, that with the tortoise vies,
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Craig Paterson 21 October 2018
Choice of words/descriptions, although humerous, are brilliant.
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Sylvia 21 November 2017
This poem is, to me, a heartbreaker. I have loved all cats my whole life., as did my entire family.
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Hope Dyer 09 June 2005
Okay, i need a little help here. I'm writing an oral for my year 10 lit class at Geelong Grammar and i'm having a hard time deciphering it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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