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Poem by Christopher Morley


In Honour of Taffy Topaz


Taffy, the topaz-coloured cat,
Thinks now of this and now of that,
But chiefly of his meals.
Asparagus, and cream, and fish,
Are objects of his Freudian wish;
What you don't give, he steals.

His gallant heart is strongly stirred
By clink of plate or flight of bird,
He has a plumy tail;
At night he treads on stealthy pad
As merry as Sir Galahad
A-seeking of the Grail.

His amiable amber eyes
Are very friendly, very wise;
Like Buddha, grave and fat,
He sits, regardless of applause,
And thinking, as he kneads his paws,
What fun to be a cat! 



Christopher Morley


Christopher Morley's other poems:
  1. Bayberry Candles
  2. O Praise Me Not the Country
  3. The Wakeful Husband
  4. Peter Pan
  5. The 5:42


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