Marlowe’s Cat!

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Sorry for the lack updates recently – well, my excuse is that I have been distracted by our new website and graphic web-novel – Songs of Albion with writing by Tom Radcliffe – a frequent contributor to this blog!
This was a very quick doodle that became the basis of a main character – and we liked him so much that this sketch has been included in the story. Check it out!!

UPDATE: Oops! I forgot to put this up right away when it came in from Tom… a ballad to a purple cat… but no, it touches on many things Albion in just three short verses… read on!

Upon the shores of Albion
our purple Cat abides
hunting mice in forests deep
or eels at lower tides

while Marlowe makes himself a fool
with dominating passions
Cat’s the perfect cat: aloof
from fickle human fashions

Perhaps a Spaniard in the works
will turn his world on end
where up is down and foul is fair
and enemy is friend!

Copyright (C) 2011 Tom Radcliffe

image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer

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2 Responses to “Marlowe’s Cat!”

  1. Upon the shores of Albion
    our purple Cat abides
    hunting mice in forests deep
    or eels at lower tides

    while Marlowe makes himself a fool
    with dominating passions
    Cat’s the perfect cat: aloof
    from fickle human fashions

    Perhaps a Spaniard in the works
    will turn his world on end
    where up is down and foul is fair
    and enemy is friend!

    Copyright (C) 2011 Tom Radcliffe

    🙂

    “A Spaniard in the works” is a phrase from Steve Martin, which I thought particularly appropriate in this case.

    • Thank you!
      Yes, I like that line! Steve Martin – really?!
      but then I also like “or eels at lower tides” ! lol I hope the eels aren’t too big!
      but there’s some foreshadowing – what could the arrival of a Spaniard have to do with Cat??

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