Daily Archives: February 4, 2016


Cat licking lips
Cat Unfussy lodger, she knows what she wants and gets it: Food, cushions, fires, the run of the garden. I, her night porter in the small hours, Don’t bother to grumble, grimly let her in. To that coldness she purrs assent, Eats her fill and outwits me, Plays hide and seek in the dark house. Only at times, by chance meeting the gaze Of her amber eyes that can rest on me As on a beech-bole, on bracken or meadow […]

Cat ~ Michael Hamburger