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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ya'll have got read this-so cool!

cWow this poem is amazing! Cat love can be found in the most unlikely times and places

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I and Pangur Bán, my cat
'Tis a like task we are at;
Hunting mice is his delight
Hunting words I sit all night.

Better far than praise of men
'Tis to sit with book and pen;
Pangur bears me no ill will,
He too plies his simple skill.

'Tis a merry thing to see
At our tasks how glad are we,
When at home we sit and find
Entertainment to our mind.

Oftentimes a mouse will stray
In the hero Pangur's way:
Oftentimes my keen thought set
Takes a meaning in its net.

'Gainst the wall he sets his eye
Full and fierce and sharp and sly;
'Gainst the wall of knowledge I
All my little wisdom try.

When a mouse darts from its den,
O how glad is Pangur then!
O what gladness do I prove
When I solve the doubts I love!

So in peace our tasks we ply,
Pangur Bán, my cat, and I;
In our arts we find our bliss,
I have mine and he has his.

Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade;
I get wisdom day and night
Turning darkness into light.

Translated by Robin Flower


Written by an unknown Irish Monk, a student of the monastery
of Carinthia, on a copy of St Paul's Epistles
8th Century.
Translated by Robin Flower

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 06:21 PM
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This a beautiful little poem. Thanks for posting it!

cats leave paw-prints on your heart
It takes a cat to turn a house from a cold building into a warm home.
Cats teach us it's the simplest things that really matter
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