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Summer cats

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Cat lover's summer poem

Cats, cats ... (from the cover of an out of print edition of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, published by Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1962, orig. 1939)

    S U M M E R   C A T S

     

    Summer cats are like you and me:

       they like to laze in the shade of a tree

          and chill the summer away.

     

    Summer to them is sacrosanct:

       little else is higher ranked

          on their feline agenda.

     

    On their agenda, ha! is now your garden chair:

       dolce far niente is what they care

          about in this season.

     

    The season is indeed well-suited

       they think and know the reason:

          „It's the summer, stupid!”

 

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Lesson for your summer: When your cats occupy your garden chair(s) these days, be happy, don't argue with them. Better take their example and join them (well yes, assuming you've got another free and comfortable garden chair). It's what I have been doing these past weeks, apart from some travelling, and that explains why this Summer Bimonthly comes late and is so short (I prefer to call it succinct). For all and any further details, please consult the picture below.

 

 

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Acknowledgement: The drawing of the three cats at the top of this page is from the cover of an old, out of print edition of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, published by Faber & Faber Ltd., London, in 1962 (orig. 1939). This cover in turn was inspired by drawings that the British author and illustrator Nicolas Bentley contributed to the first-ever illustrated version of the book (1940, same publisher; meanwhile there exist various illustrated versions by different artists and publishers).

 

Picture data  (for the Bimonthly picture below): Digital photograph taken on 17 October 2014, around 5:50 p.m., in the author's garden near Bern, Switzerland. ISO 200, exposure mode aperture priority, aperture f/6.3, exposure time 1/60 seconds, exposure bias 0; metering mode center-weighted average, contrast low, saturation high, sharpness low. Focal length 67 mm (full frame), equivalent to 67 mm with a conventional 35 mm camera. Original resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels; current resolution 700 x 525 pixels, compressed to 236 KB.

 

July-August, 2015

 

Summer cats

 Summer cats 

 

„It's the summer, stupid!”

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Last updated 5 Aug 2015 (first published 5 Aug 2015)
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