Tolkien Tribute: Queen Beruthial’s Cats

A shade in the shadowlurking;A purr in the darknesssmirking;Softness against a bare legleaning;One with shadow againleaving… Fire of green in the nightgleaming;Flame of gold in the duskseemingageless and cannybeyond scheming;Cats of Beruthiel smile,dreaming… These cats are spoken of only once, a mention made by Aragorn in an off-hand way… an idiomatic reference: “He is surer …

The Cats Decline

The cats have run away to hide.They do not wish to go for a ride.Oh, no I won’t! the wise cat sings–Rides generally arrive at unpleasant thingslike trimming of claws and shots in the assand minor surgeries… Thanks, I’ll pass!The cats are crouching in unlikely placeswith wide opal eyes and resentful faces: Under the sofa they’d rather …