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Your foot upon my hand

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I just wanted to share this with you guys. It really gave me a lift when my friend sent it to me.

from "To a Cat" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Stately, kindly, lordly friend
Here to sit by me, and turn
Glorious eyes that smile and burn,
Golden eyes, love's lustrous meed,
On the golden page I read.
All your wondrous wealth of hair
Dark and fair,
Silken-shaggy, soft and bright,
As the clouds and beams of night,
Pays my reverent hand's caress
Back with friendlier gentleness.
Dogs may fawn on all and some
As they come;
You, a friend of loftier mind,
Answer friends alone in kind,
Just your foot upon my hand
Softly bids it understand.

When we think no one else cares, all I have to do is look into one of my cat's eyes and there is true love.
post #2 of 7
Thank you, Steph, for sharing with us that beautiful poem! My cats add such joy to my life; and I fear my efforts to balance the ledger will be found lacking. But my cats, at least, will forgive me such a shortcoming!

post #3 of 7
Oh Steph.....I loved that!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!!
post #4 of 7
thanks for sharing this beautiful poem !

i shall pass it along to my fellow cat lover friends.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
You are very welcome. One of the girls who volunteers with me sent that to me. I am so lucky to have such wonderful kitties in my life! They are lucky because I rescued them but I am the LUCKIEST because they have also rescued me.
post #6 of 7

I MISS CASEY, MY BUBBA DUDE!!! He was there for me every night purring in my ear. I could actually look into his eyes and see something no one else could see.

post #7 of 7
I know. I'm sorry Casey is gone.

I miss my little buddies, too. I don't want to "favor" one friend over another — but it's a fact Ricky was one of the best friends I ever had, of any species. We cared deeply about each other! But they were, all of them, lovely people.


Little White Mouse







Mr. Cat

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