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002. Literary References




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This article is from the Cat Resources FAQ, posted to rec.pets.cats newsgroup. Maintained by Cindy Tittle Moore with numerous contributions by others.

002. Literary References

Jellicle Cats

This poem is often requested, sometimes indirectly when people ask "what is a jellicle cat?" This is a portion of T.S. Eliot's poem for your edification. The entire poem is not quoted due to copyright laws and space considerations.

THE SONG OF THE JELLICLES

     ... Jellicle Cats are black and white, Jellicle Cats are rather
     small;
     Jellicle Cats are merry and bright, And pleasant to hear when they
     caterwaul.
     Jellicle Cats have cheerful faces, Jellicle Cats have bright black
     eyes;
     They like to practise their airs and graces And wait for the
     Jellicle Moon to rise. ...

--T.S. Eliot "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats"

The "mousies" Poem

Another oft-requested poem.

     Love to eat them mousies,
     Mousies what I love to eat.
     Bite they little heads off...
     Nibble on they tiny feet.

-- B. Kliban

 

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