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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Poetry Friday on Wednesday: "Cat: Thanksgiving"


The library closes today at noon and opens again Saturday morning at 9 AM.

Since we will be closed on Friday, I'm including a poem today. This one is by Valerie Worth and is called "Cat: Thanksgiving." You can find it in Thanksgiving Poems, selected by Myra Cohn Livingston [J 808.81 THA].
Now, in lean November,
The silent houses
Huddle in despair,
Every front porch
Forlorn, abandoned to
Its mailbox and its mat--
A patch of cold brown
Stubble, uncomfortable
Even to the cat;

But we, indoors,
Have company and clamor,
Fruitfulness and fire,
Luxury to spare--
So that when she
Runs in, complaining,
We offer her our laps,
And stroke her chilly fur,
And feed her turkey-scraps.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! See you next week!

If you're around on Friday, this week's Poetry Friday Round-Up is being hosted at Check It Out.

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