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





About Léa

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

  2. I am so happy for you….my kitties are my joy! And Pablo is a great name. Have you seen the book about cats who paint?

    • Léa says:

      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.

  3. claudia says:

    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…

    • Léa says:

      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…

  4. cindy knoke says:

    Oh he is sooooooo cute Lea and the poem is just lovely~

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. MarinaSofia says:

    What a little cutie – and he’s got one the name I gave to one of my sons, so how can I not approve!

  7. Polly says:

    Oh, how beautiful — he will be happy with you 😊

    • Léa says:

      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. 🙂

  8. Oh Lea he’s adorable I look forward in sketching him for you when you get that picture perfect photo. Cant wait till you get him home. kath

    • Léa says:

      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. 🙂

      • Yep he looks like a Pablo, so excited, get you gloves on, our kitty was such a feisty thing, we just desexed her and now she is better.

      • Léa says:

        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…

      • When you get him and take some pretty pics I will sketch him for you my friend xx

      • Léa says:

        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… 😉

  9. Mél@nie says:

    sooo cute… joli minou! 🙂 bisous et à+! ❤

  10. Love the little dude!! He’s almost as adorable as I am!! 😺 Concatulations!
    (Here’s some treats fur him)- 🐭🐔🐣

  11. beckarooney says:

    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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