Thursday, May 21, 2015

DEELEY IS REALLY PLEASED TO SEE YOU...

A NEW POEM ABOUT OUR FURRY FRIENDS...

Hello beasties!

This time I have a new poem for you. I've been intending to write a new cat poem for a while - partly because I had some nice photos of Deeley that I wanted to post and partly because I simply haven't written a cat-themed poem in quite some time. This one, DOWN THE CAT CAFE was inspired by reading about London's cat café - http://ladydinahs.com/, which I have not yet visited - but which I would dearly like to. It actually begun the poem back in early 2014 and then finished it just this week when I stumbled upon the early draft on my computer at work. I hope you enjoy it - it's typical yeti; a lot of old nonsense - but involving cats.



I'm not sure what I'll be writing about next time - none of my larger projects are completed, as yet... So we shall see...

More soon!

Yeti hugs,

Paul xx



P.S. DOWN THE CAT CAFE was written in two stages but the lines were jiggled about and re-written, so it's harder to point out exactly which bits come from which period. That said, about half of what is presented was written between the 4th and the 5th of March 2014, with the rest being completed on Wednesday 20th May 2015; the main structure of each verse coming from the earlier date. The majority of verses one and two also come from 2014 - although there were some new lines added, additionally all of verse four was written more recently - with verse three written half and half. Enough now!



DOWN THE CAT CAFE...
 
 
If your tail is feeling frisky -
Then you know the place to be...
Come on down the cat cafe...
Cat nip on tap to sniff for free!
Oh! For there really is no option -
Nor a better place to eat!
If you've a rather eager purr -
And one wet nose; four feline feet...
Just comb your whiskers ‘til they shine -
And wear a smile that shows you’re proud!..
Midnight at the cat cafe -
You’ve gotta stand out from the crowd!
 
 
If your paws are feeling itchy -
And there's a problem to be solved...
Get thee down the cat cafe...
And soon your woes will be resolved!
Any other choice you make -
It's gonna seem a lot more plain...
Just a restaurant - with food...
Not some fantastic cat domain!
There's something you have got to know -
A way of being that's becoming!
So do get down the cat cafe...
To hear the kitty choir humming!
 
 
If your ears are feeling perky -
And you're bottling the blame...
Just get on down the cat cafe...
As bold as brass and without shame!
There is no harm in heading west -
You must just get into position…
There are important things to do -
This is a cake-collecting mission…
Not that too many cats eat cake -
It isn’t good for kitty’s health…
Oh, just get down the cat café!
I was just thinking ‘bout myself…
 
 
If your fur is feeling fluffy -
Then you know the place to go...
Just head on down the cat cafe...
Sit in the window, there on show!
Those passing by they need to see -
The type of client that frequents…
This extra-special restaurant…
For it attracts a cat with sense!
It is a place for those with style!
And not for moggies who like boozing!
At home there down the cat café…
In pride of place, oh so a-MEW-sing!





DOWN THE CAT CAFE and all other content of this post are Copyright, Paul Chandler 2015. Photos by Paul Chandler and Toby Warburton.
 

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