Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Rubáiyát of a Persian Kitten

Cover image for


Author: Oliver Herford
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,335 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 422
Added to site: 2008.01.13 19656
Genres: Poetry, Humor

-Tail from some lovely Cat astray.


Sometimes I think perchance that Allah may,
When he created Cats, have thrown away
The Tails He marred in making, and they grew
To Cat-Tails and to Pussy-Willows grey.


And lately, when I was not Feeling Fit,
Bereft alike of Piety and Wit,
There came an Angel Shape and offered me
A Fragrant Plant and bid me taste of it.


'Twas that reviving Herb, that Spicy Weed,
The Cat-Nip. Tho' 'tis good in time of need,
Ah, feed upon it lightly, for who knows
To what unlovely antics it may lead.


Strange--is it not?--that of the numbers who
Before me pass



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Maria La Serra
Maria La Serra believes in love and serendipity. She also believes in creating novels that are a bit different from the regular, run-of-the-mill books that readers have become accustomed to. As our author of the day, La Serra chats with us about her debut work, The Proverbial Mr. Universe, fashion design and serendipity.
Read full interview...