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 thoughts on “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!

      1. 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/

  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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