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Sunday, November 21, 2010


To a Cat

Mirrors are not more silent
Nor the creeping dawn more secretive;
In the moonlight, you are that panther
We catch sight of from afar.
By the inexplicable workings of a divine law,
We look for you in vain;
More remote, even, than the Ganges or the setting sun,
Yours is the solitude, yours the secret.
Your haunch allows the lingering
Caress of my hand. You have accepted,
Since that long forgotten past,
The love of the distrustful hand.
You belong to another time. You are lord
Of a place bounded like a dream.

Jorge Luis Borges

Everybody, anytime in his life, has talked to a cat. The language is very simple, as simple like to say inexistent words like “cushi”, “bitshio”, or simply “little cat”.
Almost never, talk to it in bad words, or shouting with disgust. It is like talking with a baby.
However, to write a poem to a cat is something we never think about it. Maybe you got the inspiration by observing your own cat. Sure, you will fell a set of emotions for each warm moment lived with your pet.
I ask when you look at this beautiful poem, please read it as the emotion, so you can fully connect with the poem and also understand.
Jorge Luis Borges was an excellent poet, but I am sure he was distinguished by something so simple like: To talk to a cat!


  1. Oh, what a beautiful poem!
    I have a little cat. It´s name is "Kuko", and i love it so much.

  2. I love the poems dedicated to animals. Sometimes we forget to expose our love to these creatures.