“For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry” by Christopher Smart (1722-1771)

"For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry" is an excerpted poem from Smart's much longer (though now sadly existing in only fragments) poem cycle, Jubilate Agno. It is a wonderful poem, at first glance a naive consideration of the poet's cat, but upon deeper inspection, a joyous reveling in his cat's creatureliness and a meditation … Continue reading “For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry” by Christopher Smart (1722-1771)

“To a Waterfowl” (1818), by William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

"Pinkfeet, the Wild Geese of England" (1949) by Sir Peter Scott (1909-1989), Baron Fine Art Gallery. William Cullen Bryant, ca. 1876 This poem is a favorite, and came to my mind after seeing that Psalm 91 is the appointed Psalm to be read this coming Sunday. I've included the text of Psalm 91 after Bryant's … Continue reading “To a Waterfowl” (1818), by William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)