Tobias & Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop Cat Tobias 1954



Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979).  Poet and writer. National book award and Pultizer prize winner. Best friend of Tobias.

Lullaby for the cat
Minnow, go to sleep and dream, 
Close your great big eyes; 
Round your bed Events prepare 
The pleasantest surprise. 

Darling Minnow, drop that frown, 
Just cooperate, 
Not a kitten shall be drowned 
In the Marxist State. 

Joy and Love will both be yours, 
Minnow, don’t be glum. 
Happy days are coming soon — 
Sleep, and let them come…


1 Comment on Tobias & Elizabeth Bishop

  1. Gail White
    2015/08/29 at 01:53 (5 years ago)

    The politician, like the tabby’s young,
    Attempts to clean his backside with his tongue.

    -Gail White


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