The Art of Reading?

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Postby Trish » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:40 am

swreader wrote:On a somewhat less serious note, this is:

Vet, Be Not Proud
by John Donne's Cat


Vet, be not proud, though thou canst make cats die
Thou livest but one life, while we live nine,
And if our lives were half as bleak as thine,
We would not seek from they cold grasp to fly.
We do not slave our daily bread to guy:
Our eyes are blind to gold and silver's shine:
We owe no debt, we pay no tax or fine;
We tremble not when creditors draw nigh.
The sickest animal that thou dost treat
Is weller than a man; in peace we dwell
And know not guilt or sin, and fear not hell;
Poor vet, we live in heaven at thy feet.
But do not think that any cat will weep
When thee a Higher Vet doth put to sleep.



I love that!
Thanks, Sharlene. :0)
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