Come I will teach you to dance as naturally
as falling asleep and waking and stretching long, long.
I speak greed with my paws and fear with my whiskers.
Envy lashes my tail. Love speaks me entire, a word
of fur. I will teach you to be still as an egg
and to slip like the ghost of wind through the grass.
Read the rest here.
Piercy is also a novelist and we have several of her novels in our collection. We currently have only one of her books of poetry, The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems with a Jewish Theme [811 PIE], although she has published more than a dozen. Piercy is also represented with an essay in Why I'm Still Married: Women Write Their Hearts Out on Love, Loss, Sex, and Who Does the Dishes [306.8723 WHY].
I don't know how I could have missed Piercy's memoir, Sleeping with Cats, but I did (some cat person I am!). Learn more about Piercy at her website.