Monday, October 30, 2006

The Naming of Cats


The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover--
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.


Si ce ma face sa postez o poezie de T.S.Eliot, un tutorial despre numirea pisicilor? Ei, bine, pentru ca e genul de poezie care te face sa razi cu voce tare si-apoi pentru ca [Kus stie] e o mica/mare alegorie, cat se poate de interesant scrisa. Si cu cel altceva sa te ocupi de dimineata decat diverse pastile?

3 comments:

kus said...

...dumnezcristelnita ma-tii de poezie cretina I HATE YOU T.S. ELIOT DIE DIE DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (actually i like the poem...now)

merimeriquitecontrary said...

hihi a murit deja. :P
iti mai aduci aminte kus...la inceputul relatiei noastre de love-hate-friendship-alcoholic dependancy ...

*devine melancolica*

kus said...

and yet...my brain cells live.
amazing.