The Cat in the Kitchen

Robert Bly
For Donald Hall



Have you heard about the boy who walked by
The black water? I won't say much more.
Let's wait a few years. It wanted to be entered.
Sometimes a man walks by a pond, and a hand
Reaches out and pulls him in.

There was no
Intention, exactly. The pond was lonely, or needed
Calcium, bones would do. What happened then?

It was a little like the night wind, which is soft,
And moves slowly, sighing like an old woman
In her kitchen late at night, moving pans
About, lighting a fire, making some food for the cat.



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Source. Information about the poet.
The illustration is by Vasily Polonov and is called "Overgrown Pond" (detail)(from 1879) and was found here.

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