Cat Nights

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This poem is submitted by Vicki Neumann.

Back in 2008 your published an article about Irish lore regarding Cat nights on August 17th. That article inspired me to write a poem about that tale. I know it is a long way from August (I am sure with all the snow the northeast has been having you are all dreaming of summer now).

Here it is.

Cat Nights
By V. Neumann

By old Irish lore
on the 17th of August
more cats are among us
than ever before.

It is said that witches
can turn into a cat.
But no more than eight switches
as a matter of fact.

On the ninth switch
they cannot regain
their life as a witch.
A cat they must remain.

So if in mid August
you should hear the cats yowl
amongst sounds of the locust
when cats are on the prowl

Then you will know
as lore was told over time
that cats will show
lives as many as nine.

Thank you.

 

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Nice!

Thank you Vicki, and I've just done a double-take at my 2 cat girls!!

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Ah, this explains

why my cats act like they do! :)
Very nice.

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