Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, T.S. Eliot!

"Old Deuteronomy's lived a long time;
He's a Cat who has lived many lives in succession.
He was famous in proverb and famous in rhyme
A long while before Queen Victoria's accession."

(Yes, my cat fell asleep of his own accord on a Bible that was open to the book of Deuteronomy. Yes, I read loads of Eliot when I'm not reading medieval poetry.)


  1. (Apart from the gender issue) Are you certain that's not a Gumbie cat who's strayed from the stair, the step or the mat?

  2. I've often wondered the same thing myself. I mean, surely there are male gumbie cats.