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The Cat and the Moon

The Cat and the Moon

And Other Cat Poems

by British Library and The British Library

Hardback Publication Date: 01/09/2014

'A dog is prose; a cat is a poem.' Jean Burden Cats have fascinated, amused, infuriated and inspired writers for thousands of years. This magnificently varied anthology, including poems by Emily Dickinson, Walter de la Mare, Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy, features fluffy kittens and belligerent toms, moggies snoozing by the fire and feral tormentors of mice and birds. Gracefully ageing fighters dream of past glories; a hungry cat in wartime works her wiles; tragedy strikes in a tub of goldfish; memories of lost friends are cherished; and Yeats' mysterious Black Minnaloushe turns his long, lingering gaze on the Moon. Drawing on poems from more than five centuries, The Cat And the Moon celebrates the diverse moods and qualities of these most intriguing creatures.
Poetry anthologies (various poets)
Publication Date:
The British Library Publishing Division
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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British Library

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