Be a cat


“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”  – Ernest Hemingway 




We do not have nine

Only one – allocated

Much shorter than you think

Racing – a comet in the night

Be a cat


Think of the graceful feline

Encountering something new

The nose begins to twitch

Whiskers poised and ready

Be a cat


Curiosity in all things

Absorb all you can

Touch it, feel it,

Make love to it

Be a cat


Take pleasure in your body

It’s keeping you together

Treat it kindly

Any shortcomings are cerebral

Be a cat


Drink this life in

Champagne – tickles, savor it

Take a lesson from felines

Relish it all, retrace pleasure

Head first, into the new

Be a cat


Rejoice in the night

Solitude, darkness, peace

Wondrous world to explore

All, different – alive

Be a cat


Don’t waste it

No feline ever would

Satisfy your urges

Le chat never postpones

Sharing pleasure –

Makes the world go around

Be a cat


Only the feline

Curls up

Relives her pleasures

Then rises to do them

Again, again and again

Be a cat







About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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18 Responses to Be a cat

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Lovely poem and very well observed. I take you have a cat?

  2. Marc-André says:

    I shall add this to purrsday poetry 🙂

  3. Lea, absolutely spot on, love the inspiring lines of how we should be care free and true and honest with ourselves and our lives! Just like a cat! I’ve had many, and they are each so unique!

    • Léa says:

      Linda, thank you. There are at least two other ‘cat’ poems in that blog. In December it will be six years of the poetry blog and the French blog I started that November. You are so right about cats. You know Mark Twain had sixteen! Even Hemingway loved cats.

  4. samba2017 says:

    This is a lovely post. Thanks for sharing! We adopted three rescue cats Ziggy (tabby) and his two black sisters Ebony and Nera and they provide us with a lot of comical interludes at home! I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and some of my poems are about cats in case you have time to look? Have a good day, Sam 🙂

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