“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
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
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
caché à mon coeur
arms open, waiting
longing to stroke
his silky black fur
hypnotic opus whispers
allowing me to adore you
prompting my behaviors
putting me in my place
oh passionate one
chez moi est chez toi
41 thoughts on “I believe his name is Pablo”
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
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
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
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
Yes, I’m having a quiet evening. I’m very nervous 😊 xxx
BREATH, BREATH, BREATH! You will blow them away! 🙂 xxx
Thank you! xxx
Know that I am at your side, at least in spirit and I want to hear all about it! Perhaps another post? xxx
Thank you Lea! Yes I think there will be a post about it. Maybe a couple of photos even! 😊 xxx
Oh yes please! Photos and all! 🙂 xxx
🙂 xxx 🙂
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?
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.
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…
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…
Oh he is sooooooo cute Lea and the poem is just lovely~
He has certainly staked his claim with me! 😉 xx
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. 🙂
Cynthia, such a trouble maker. I shall have to have a look at both! Thank you! 😉
What a little cutie – and he’s got one the name I gave to one of my sons, so how can I not approve!
Ah, you have excellent taste in names and kitties!
Oh, how beautiful — he will be happy with you 😊
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. 🙂
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
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.
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
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… 😉
sooo cute… joli minou! 🙂 bisous et à+! ❤
I still have to wait a few weeks before he can leave his mother and brother. :))
Love the little dude!! He’s almost as adorable as I am!! 😺 Concatulations!
(Here’s some treats fur him)- 🐭🐔🐣
I’m sure Pablo Picatso will enjoy!
I certainly hope so!
He is GORGEOUS!! I just want to give him a cuddle! Hope he is settling in well 🙂 beautiful poem for a beautiful creature xx
He is a terror but an adorable one! 😉 xx