The cat and the fiddle



On the rooftops
Dreams soar
Across time
Through unknown doors

I see a cat
In a forgotten town
Why is he sad
Why does he frown

My hand reaches out
In it, a fiddle
Do not doubt
Fantasy's miracle

My cat smiles
He dances a tune
After a while
He sings to the moon...

ninot, 10th august 1991



Among my earliest recollections, the Cat and The Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, Tasmania. I remember a fountain nearby though...

11 comments:

  1. Interesting memory brought to the surface here...

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  2. my goodness,

    you are very keen and kind,
    i love cat,
    it is sad to see it frown in a forgotten town...

    Glad to see your cat dance in tune and sings to the moon...

    stunning poem!
    love the beautiful spirits of yours.

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  3. very cheerful... helps my drudgy mood. thanks for the poem and lighting my day just a little.

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  4. This is a very happy poem. I've been in Hobart (love it there), but am not familiar with the Cat and the Fiddle Arcade.

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  5. I smile at the cat singing to the moon - and I love your moon and the fiddle-cat in the accompanying picture. Wonderful! A nice note of whimsy on a Sunday morning:)

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  6. Glad the cat could get his mood up. Music can some wonderful things. Excellent post!

    -Weasel =)

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  7. A very sweet piece! I really enjoyed it.

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  8. Nice take on the Cat and the Fiddle...images of fancy and dancing cats...bkm

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  9. Ninotaziz your sweet and charming poem makes me smile. I love it! :-)

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