Skip to content

Man Ray Kitty Jumps

September 20, 2008

Man Ray Kitty jumps!
The window is closed–
bang! He is stunned
but okay.
We are still laughing.

Man Ray Kitty jumps!
The window is closed–
he is outside, scratches
balances on the ledge.
I let him in.

Man Ray Kitty jumps!
Almost a full story up
through an open window
a carpenter left open.
We are surprised.

Man Ray jumps!
more than a story down
through the through the bedroom window
open to let the jasmine in.
We are surprised.

Man Ray Kitty jumps!
it must be a blessing
to have a small brain
a small brain impulsive
with no doubts, few memories.

Man Ray Kitty jumps!
He scatters from people
but windows were made
for his escape.

Man Ray Kitty jumps…

Man Ray Kitty, along with brother Marcel Duchamp, sister Manxine, and brother Mr. Friendly, was born under the Art City Gallery, and I fostered the siblings, then kept the two wildest, the surrealist brothers Marcel and Man Ray. A silky tuxedo cat resembling a photo by Wanda Wulz which I thought was taken by Man Ray hence the name, he loved exploring the barranca behind our house until a coyote caught up with him. Man Ray made his last jump May 2004; he was seven years old. We miss him.

The posting of this poem was prompted in part by the Read Write Poem prompt to write an elegy. The poem “Man Ray Kitty Jumps” was written August 13, 2003 during the 3:15 Experiment. The broadside was published in ArtLife Limited Editions June 2004 the poem in the Beyond the Valley of the Contemporary Poets Anthology:

Beyond the Valley of the Contemporary Poets
Advertisements
3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2008 11:21 pm

    Woohoo, my new favourite. This is sooooo cool jazz jump dada art deco surreal bobbing cool, all of it,

  2. September 21, 2008 7:57 pm

    glad you liked it, paul!

    i dreamt last night that my two cats marcel duchamp and man ray found me; or more accurately, we found each other in this farmhouse barn, rolling hills all around. they were in kitty heaven. i wonder if a pyschopomp took them there

Trackbacks

  1. Poetry: Man Ray Kitty Jumps « art predator

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jenny True

An excruciatingly personal food blog

foodwineclick

When food and wine click!

The Flavor of Grace

Helene Kremer's The Flavor of Grace

Hot Grieving MILF

I Believe in Magic

The Swirling Dervish

Wine Stories, Food Pairings, and Life Adventures

ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

Living La Vida Vino!

Dracaena Wines

Our Wines + Your Moments = Great Memories

L'OCCASION

a reason for wine

OkieWineGirl

A Wine Drinker Rambling about Wine

Outlaw Soaps: Exciting soaps for adventurous people.

Exciting soaps for adventurous people

Drifting Through

Welcome to the inner workings of my mind

Quartz

Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy.

Sonya Huber

books, essays, etc.

THE GRAPE BELT

Drinking, Thinking, Cooking, Eating, Reading, Writing, Traveling, Talking ~ The Essentials of the Wine Life ~

The Weekly Sift

making sense of the news one week at a time

poor mexican gone

Yesterday's stories shed light on the way forward

ROCKIN RED BLOG

A Song in Every Glass

Cindy Ross

Author | Speaker

trailtraveler

Get your copy of Mile 445 today at Amazon.com!

www.KamalaThompson.com

"Where Business Meets Humanity"

Laura Grace Weldon

Free Range Learning, Creative Living, Gentle Encouragement, Big Questions, Poetry, Occasional Drollery

From Insults To Respect

A Guide To Anger And Conflict Resolution

WES CHYRCHEL

Business Coach · Early Stage Advisor · Project Advisor

Burners.Me: Me, Burners and The Man

Where our opinions, Burner culture, and Burning Man come together

Traveling Wine Chick

Curator of Extraordinary Lifestyle Experiences

L'esprit de Vin

A wine blog with food for thought...

The Wine Wankers

G’day, you’re at the best wine blog ever! We're all about wine; without the wankery.

Wine Verbiage

verbiage about wine & life

Small Epiphanies

A BLOG BY G.P. WAYNE

Paul reflects therapeutically

Thoughts about writing about thinking

Myth Girl

"Follow Your Bliss."

the drunken cyclist

I have three passions: wine, cycling, travel, family, and math.

Winehiker Witiculture

Hike. Wine. Repeat! An exploration of life's vinoambulocentricities.

Gabe Feathers McGee

poetry, stories, puffnstuff

New Earth Heartbeat

Breathing with the Heart of the Earth

DEAR HUMAN

These letters are written to remind you just how much you matter, just how important you are, and just how beautiful the gift of life as a human is.

SAHMmelier

Stay at home mom, lover of wine

Talk-A-Vino

Wine, food and life

%d bloggers like this: