Sunday blog: Stevie Smith’s cats


It suddenly struck me that today is Halloween, and it might be nice to do something seasonal.  So, instead of the lovely mini-anthology of Snooki quotations I’d planned, here’s one of my favorite Stevie Smith poems.  

Stevie loved reading her poetry aloud; she would sing it and act it out.  It would have been great fun to see her recite this one.

MY CATS


I like to toss him up and down

A heavy cat weighs half a Crown

With a hey do diddle my cat Brown.


I like to pinch him on the sly

When nobody is passing by

With a hey do diddle my cat Fry.


I like to ruffle up his pride

And watch him skip and turn aside

With a hey do diddle my cat Hyde.


Hey Brown and Fry and Hyde my cats

That sit on tombstones for your mats.



 

About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to futureworld@cox.net.

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