The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

March 22, 2017

March 22, 1941

Billy Collins (March 22, 1941) is a much honored poet and so deservedly. Just one of many honors is his tenure as Poet Laureate of the United States (2001 -2003).

Here is an excerpt from a poem he read on "Prairie Home Companion" February 7, 2015.
"Lucky Cat" is the title I believe. (My formatting may be off).

Though I am famous for my love for dogs, a cat got into the house, and shows no sign of leaving.
I am not sure where she came from, maybe cat-land.
She is pure black and given to disappearing. Her name is Audrey. She does not carry money.

If you can believe in poetry, all kinds of bad fates are averted. And who can doubt with the evidence of Billy Collins.

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