the cat and the moon

Posted: April 5, 2012 by Mo Crow in magic
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Ariel limned in streetlight and an almost full moon
the streetlight is brighter than the moonlight here in Newtown 
& the wild things are all out tonight feeling the pull of this nearly full moon


The cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.

— William Butler Yeats

  1. deanna7trees says:

    wow. love those last 2 images. and the top of a heart shape on Ariel’s fur.

  2. Valerianna says:

    That last image is SUCH a hoot!

    • Mo Crow says:

      the Black & White cat from two doors up was eyeing Ariel with bad intent and a bit of a to do was about to happen about who can walk along the top of the fence, this little set of photos broke the spell with some good laughs! A cat always has to have a good reason to look away & save face!

    • Mo Crow says:

      what a wild moon this one is Ariel is running around like a little banshee this morning, up and down the stairs, in and out the windows and the moon is so bright and clear !

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