Cat walking away…with boots…

it's been a rough day...

The latest drawing for Songs of Albion. I have been falling a bit behind and my buffer is getting slimmer than I like… still, you won’t see this on Songs until sometime in March. So til then you can only wonder where Cat is going and why he’s looking so dejected.

UPDATE: A new sonnet from Tom for sad Cat.

So dejected and bedraggled
rejected by his lady-friend:
a tale that’s been so often waggled
by village gossips end to end
yet felt acutely by the subject
of each new telling of this object
lesson for all lovers spurned:
come close to fire and risk a burn!
To love and lose is worth the pain
and a solitary life
free of love’s tumult and strife
stills the heart and dulls the brain.
Though Cat might answer with his claws
a friend who argues for this cause!

Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2012 Hilary Farmer

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6 Responses to “Cat walking away…with boots…”

  1. So dejected and bedraggled
    rejected by his lady-friend:
    a tale that’s been so often waggled
    by village gossips end to end
    yet felt acutely by the subject
    of each new telling of this object
    lesson for all lovers spurned:
    come close to fire and risk a burn!
    To love and lose is worth the pain
    and a solitary life
    free of love’s tumult and strife
    stills the heart and dulls the brain.
    Though Cat might answer with his claws
    a friend who argues for this cause!

    Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

    Simply love the dejected body language. Poor Cat!

    • Thank you Tom! love this sonnet which puts Cat’s situation into a universal perspective… are we missing something in line ten??

      • Nothing missing! It’s iambic tetrameter and “solitary” as four syllables the way I read it, so with a leading caesura you get:

        — AND/a SOL/it-AR/y LIFE/

      • ah, the old leading caesura trick… also, I think I am always expecting pentameter…

  2. Is it wrong that I hear you saying that in a Maxwell Smart voice?

    The profluence of the Pushkin form is due in no small part to being tetrameter. It’s much bouncier than pentameter, less sonorous, quite fun.

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