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To A Cat

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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.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Fish Poems: 177 / 500
Topic(s) of this poem: cat
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Anil Kumar Panda 21 July 2017

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

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Anne Velevski 05 March 2017

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

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Dr Antony Theodore 05 April 2020

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 Chakra 24 November 2018

Nice poem I like this poem

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Bernard Leak 23 June 2018

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

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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 08 February 2018

Beautifully written by John Keats: Very well appreciated

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