“Art is literacy of the heart” Elliot Eisner / “Arte não é pureza; é purificação, não é liberdade; é libertação.” Clarice Lispector

domingo, 29 de setembro de 2013

A blue moment















THE AD-DRESSING OF CATS
You’ve read of several kinds of Cat,
And my opinion now is that
You should need no interpreter
To understand their character.
You now have learned enough to see
That Cats are much like you and me
And other people whom we find
Possessed of various types of mind.
For some are sane and some are mad
And some are good and some are bad
And some are better, some are worse –
But all may be described in verse.
You’ve seen them both at work and games,
And learnt about their proper names,
Their habits and their habitat:
But

How would you ad-dress a Cat?
So first, your memory I’ll jog,
And say: A CAT IS NOT A DOG.

Now Dogs pretend they like to fight;
They often bark, more seldom bite;
But yet a Dog is, on the whole,
What you would call a simple soul.
Of course I’m not including Pekes,
And such fantastic canine freaks.
The usual Dog about the Town
Is much inclined to play the clown,
And far from showing too much pride
Is frequently undignified.
He’s very easily taken in –
Just chuck him underneath the chin
Or slap his back or shake his paw,
And he will gambol and guffaw.
He’s such an easy-going lout,
He’ll answer any hail or shout.

Again I must remind you that
A Dog’s a Dog — A CAT’S A CAT.

With Cats, some say, one rule is true:
Don’t speak till you are spoken to.
Myself, I do not hold with that -
I say, you should ad-dress a Cat.
But always keep in mind that he
Resents familiarity.
I bow, and taking off my hat,
Ad-dress him in this form: O CAT!
But if he is the Cat next door,
Whom I have often met before
(He comes to see me in my flat)
I greet him with an OOPSA CAT!
I’ve heard them call him James Buz-James –
But we’ve not got so far as names.
Before a Cat will condescend
To treat you as a trusted friend,
Some little token of esteem
Is needed, like a dish of cream;
And you might now and then supply
Some caviare, or Strassburg Pie,
Some potted grouse, or salmon paste –
He’s sure to have his personal taste.
(I know a Cat, who makes a habit
Of eating nothing else but rabbit,
And when he’s finished, licks his paws
So’s not to waste the onion sauce.)
A Cat’s entitled to expect
These evidences of respect.
And so in time you reach your aim,
And finally call him by his NAME.

So this is this, and that is that:
And there’s how you AD-DRESS A CAT.

T.S.Elliot


For Take a Word - Blue


Poetic Postcards
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15 comentários:

  1. A stunning bit of brilliant color and feline!

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  2. Absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous artwork.

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  3. Oh I love this Karla what a sweet little face and all those great creeping details a wonderful collage...and that poem is a joy.

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  4. Wow, very dramatic, Karla, fantastic piece of blue!!

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  5. A wonderful abstract piece of cat art!! So original and beautifully done. (Great words too!!)

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  6. wow Karla! fabulous feline! i love the color palette!

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  7. Hello my friend! Your art work is gorgeous and tribute to Cat wonderful. I really love them. Have a happy day!

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  8. very intense - love what you have done here:-)

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  9. Wow, that image made me smile. And it is beautiful and funny and a little mysterious all the same and the poem is a great choice!

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  10. This is just amazing artwork, the whole piece and the details. I'm not sure how I would address this cat, he looks all-knowing.

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  11. It's a wonderful and amazing piece Karla. I wish I was not so afraid of colour! xx

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  12. Wow this is a fantastic piece of digital art, love it and also love the poem.
    Anni

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  13. So cool! The blue frames the cat beautifully, and I love the little critters. I bet the cat wants to make a mouthful out of them.

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