poet John Keats

John Keats

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To A Cat

Cat! who has pass'd thy grand climacteric,
How many mice and rats hast in thy days
Destroy'd? How many tit-bits stolen? Gaze
With those bright languid segments green, and
prick
Those velvet ears - but prythee do not stick
Thy latent talons in me - and tell me all thy frays,
Of fish and mice, and rats and tender chick;
Nay, look not down, nor lick thy dainty wrists, -
For all the wheezy asthma - and for all
Thy tail's tip is nick'd off - and though the fists
Of many a maid have given thee many a maul,
Still is thy fur as when the lists
In youth thou enter'dst on glass-bottled wall.

Topic(s) of this poem: cat

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/5/2020 2:14:00 AM)

    For all the wheezy asthma - and for all
    Thy tail's tip is nick'd off - and though the fists
    Of many a maid have given thee many a maul,
    Still is thy fur as when the lists
    In youth thou enter'dst on glass-bottled wall.. what a wonderful poem of Keats.. ton

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  • Paresh ChakraParesh Chakra (11/24/2018 1:48:00 AM)

    Nice poem I like this poem

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  • Bernard Leak (6/23/2018 3:39:00 PM)

    Still is thy fur AS SOFT as when....

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  • William Bill S. Preston Esquire (6/17/2018 11:00:00 PM)

    i like cats, this displays good knowledge of cats 'thy talons in me' yeah my cat claws at me all the time too bro. you are retroactively not alone :)

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  • Jaya Agarwal (2/8/2018 11:03:00 PM)

    Beautifully written by John Keats: Very well appreciated

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (7/21/2017 7:27:00 AM)

    Cute drop! ! Loved the way the story has been told.

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  • Anne VelevskiAnne Velevski (3/5/2017 9:37:00 PM)

    Love the style of this poet and words...truly amazing.

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