I believe his name is Pablo

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.” – Andre Norton

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”                            –  Jean Cocteau

“Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly.”                     –  Andre Norton

Perhaps Pablo?
Perhaps Pablo?

I believe his name is Pablo

not just for the artist

but also the poet

the one whose silvery

tongue, slides in and out

of my dreams


le petit chat noir

 curled up in

my palm creating

his own corner

de coeur


only three weeks old

the eyes still dark like

the gloss of his fur

too soon yet

to bring him home


it’s been a decade

since i’ve lived

with a cat

my youngest son took

his – when he parted


a niche

caché à mon coeur

arms open, waiting

longing to stroke

his silky black fur


hypnotic opus whispers

bestowing solace

allowing me to adore you

prompting my behaviors

putting me in my place



divine inspiration

mysterious muse

oh passionate one

chez moi est chez toi




Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

41 thoughts on “I believe his name is Pablo”

  1. Oh Lea this is beautiful! And little Pablo is beautiful too. His name is just perfect. I’m sorry I didn’t see your email sooner; I’ve been out all day and just got home. Beautiful poem for a beautiful little Pablo. And gorgeous quotes as always. Love for you and little Pablo xxx

    1. Christine, I hope it was a wonderful day. We certainly have the sunshine here. No doubt you noticed that I am just a wee bit excited about my new roommate. 🙂 No worries about the email.xxx

      1. Yes! I can tell you are just the tiniest bit excited! 🙂

        I went this morning to check out the venue for the book launch tomorrow evening, then I had a hospital appointment (routine) then had my hair cut. So much for a quiet day before the launch! 🙂 xxx

      2. Oh Christine, how exciting. I wish I could be a fly on the wall tomorrow evening… Yes, you did have a busy day so I hope you have a quiet evening. 🙂 xxx

      3. Know that I am at your side, at least in spirit and I want to hear all about it! Perhaps another post? xxx

    1. No, I’ve not seen that. Any info on it would be appreciated. The last cat book I read was Cat Out Of Hell by Lynne Truss (author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves
      Cynthia, I’ve really missed having a cat and hope that Pablo will soon be home.

  2. awwww – he sounds like a sweet little fellow…
    i fell in love with a dog recently… would love to have one but with a full time job it’s just not reasonable…

    1. It isn’t that I dislike dogs, but there is still some fear as I was attacked by neighbour dogs several times as a child…

  3. Years ago, when I was teaching a university course in Aesthetics, a student brought in this book: “Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics”, by Heather Busch. We had a great time arguing about whether or not the marks that cats made, in their “painting” were really art or not.

    If you want to go the route of poetry instead of painting, there’s a book entitled “I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems by Cats” by Francesco Marciuliano.

    Both books are available on Amazon. 🙂

    1. Thank you Polly. I made a short list of names. I thought it would be a French name. Two of the names on the list were not French and Pablo was the last one added… and so it goes. 🙂

    1. There are just the two and I’ve about two more weeks before I can bring him home. It’s funny, I planned to have a French name and even made a little list. There were seven names, five of them were French… c’est la vie! Pablo was the last name added to the list but it seems to have stuck. 🙂

      1. I hope not too feisty as he must be an indoor cat. I’m on the busiest road in the village. Also, I did need a lap cat to help me with such things as reading, writing…

      2. Kath, thank you! That is so very generous and you know how I love your work. I may have to write a series of cat poems… 😉

  4. He is GORGEOUS!! I just want to give him a cuddle! Hope he is settling in well 🙂 beautiful poem for a beautiful creature xx

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