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Over which Cat s Shoulders is raised the Lintel

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Over which Cat s Shoulders is raised the Lintel


To be left alone
                           to be a cat
        a porcelain memento on the mantelshelf
            unnoticed un-thought-of  even un-heeded
                till a hand accidentally stretches 
to caress the China paw of a line
                    all tucked in
out of a Federer need to be willingly unobtrusive
	knowing the place of the homely cat 
   that’s fed as a pet 
               for the well-being of the spectator
        in polite chaste drawing-room court

To take him à rebrousse-poil
    and the pretty picture is shattered
          canine claws unfurl drawn in offence
              the conquering hargne of a Djokovic
the pounce leap and tumble
      on the millimetre of the angular line                   
            of brazen self-righteous discomfort

   and desire becomes a clay cat
           baking in the womb of the mantelpiece

      under a creaking crumbling lintel


Revised from a 1986 poem : « Cat on the Mantelshelf »
© T.Wignesan 1986/2012

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  1. Date: 6/9/2012 7:18:00 AM
    very nice, T. I enjoyed this one very much. Hugs, Catie :)

    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey
    Date: 6/10/2012 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi T! Life is good for me! I hope you are just as pleased in yours. Hugs, catie :)
    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan
    Date: 6/9/2012 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there, Catie! Looks like nothing escapes your watchful eyes. The lame excuse I gave Anne Lise here below applies to you also. Will take a tour soon on your postings, too. Promis et juré! as they say down here. How have you been? EGWish. Wignesan
  1. Date: 6/9/2012 6:53:00 AM
    Well done...like it. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan
    Date: 6/9/2012 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a 6 zeros, 6 zeros, 6 zeros. I haven't had much time roaming the site to leaf through poems by well-wishers, for I've been watching - with eyes glued - Roland Garros antics. Will sooner or later. EGWish. Wignesan