Poem of the Month

This poem isn’t mine.  It’s from a book that I bought years ago.  Now normally I would put one of my old poems up here, but if truth be told, many of them are cringe worthy.  So instead of posting nothing, I wanted to share one of my favorites.  I might do this from time to time.  I like poetry, there’s something to the rhythm.  Anyways, this poem is from the 9 th century, no one knows who the author is but I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

 

Pangur Ban

I and Pangur Ban my cat,
‘Tis a like task we are at:
Hunting mice is his delight,
Hunting words I sit all night.

Better far than praise of men
‘Tis to sit with book and pen;
Pangur bears me no ill-will,
He too plies his simple skill.

‘Tis a merry task to see
At our tasks how glad are we,
When at home we sit and find
Entertainment to our mind.

Oftentimes a mouse will stray
In the hero Pangur’s way;
Oftentimes my keen thought set
Takes a meaning in its net.

‘Gainst the wall he sets his eye
Full and fierce and sharp and sly;
‘Gainst the wall of knowledge I
All my little wisdom try.

When a mouse darts from its den,
O how glad is Pangur then!
O what gladness do I prove
When I solve the doubts I love!

So in peace our task we ply,
Pangur Ban, my cat, and I;
In our arts we find our bliss,
I have mine and he has his.

Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade;
I get wisdom day and night
Turning darkness into light.

 

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One thought on “Poem of the Month

  1. Yahoooooooo! I get to end my day with poetry!

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