@10 months ago with 4 notes
#my words #review #i could pee on this and other poems by cats #francesco marciuliano #cats #cute #recommend #poems #poetry
After I saw a post here on tumblr yesterday, including exerpts from this book (here it is [opens in new window]), I knew I had to add it to my collection. I figured I would have to order it online, but lo’ and behold, a local bookstore had it, so I went over there tonight and purchased this little gem and read through it all.
Written by Francesco Marciuliano, this book is just what it says it is, a book of poems written by cats. Okay, so maybe not by cats, but from the point of view of cats. All the little things your cat does, from tail twitches to knocking things over to racing around like a maniac in the wee hours of the morning are depicted in poetry through the cat’s perspective using simple, cute and definitely humerous poetry. The poems aren’t numbered, so I’m not about to count how many there are, but they’re divided into four chapters: family, work, play and existance, and each covers an aspect of cat life in relation to humans, other pets and even just being a cat.
There were so many of the poems that I could relate to in regards to my two cats, just in the way they act or even their body (I have a fat cat and there’s a poem from a fat-cat perspective). These poems crawl into the minds of cats in gives us as humans an idea of what potentially is going on in there. It gives us some dialogue to body language and actions that we see from our beloved felines all the time that might make us scratch our heads or make us wish we knew what they were thinking.
I recommend this book for sure. It’s a short little collection of poems, doesn’t take long to read and, if you’re like me, will leave you laughing and awwing at all the right spots. :)