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Hello, Kitty

Hello, Kitty


(an image of a tiger)


Isn’t he amazing?

I say he because the caption says so

I have no trouble believing that

The female is amazing

He sits among the roots and shadow

Of the tree


Resting or waiting?  Is he

Hungry or in love or meditative?

Is he tired?


What will happen next?

What happened?

I think he lay there for a long while,

A study in stillness

He stayed until he decided

What he wanted next


C L Couch



A young male tiger rests in the roots of a banyan tree, in Ranthambhore national park, India. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Save Wild Tigers/Eye On Tiger

appearing in The Guardian Green Light


The Act of Reading

The Act of Reading


It’s amazing how

Letters on the page

Keep us going

How the, which has little

Meaning, is essential


I look at the page, and

It matters

You find me there, too

And everyone who

Has meant something to you

And me


However it’s configured


We go to words on pages

And they matter

The secrets of all time and space

Are there

The words wait

Like magic spells

Invocations standing by


Turn to them

Whether paper or electrons

Our salvation waits

And other stories


C L Couch



title by Wolgang Iser, The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response


image in the public domain


Canciónes de Oro

Canciónes de Oro


How does the song



My boat is so small,

And your ocean is

So big




Extraordinary image

Of a strenuous

Hope for


Amazing grace


Cantan ustedes,



Please sing, my loved


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