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This poem came out of the May 15, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "animals" square in my 4-7-18 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest.

"A Wordless Prayer"

A cat lying on her back
silently begs to be petted,

and when petted, purrs,
sending a wordless prayer
to Bastet, Goddess of Cats.

All is well with the world,
says the purr, all is well.

Whenever Bastet
hears this prayer,
She makes it so.

* * *


Bastet is the name of the cat-goddess Bast in her fully feline form.


Date: 2018-05-19 05:31 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Just because there are no words does not mean there is no *language*... Cat-on-back means "I trust you intimately; pet me, hoomin." Purr means "I am comforted, and I comfort you." It's almost "namaste" in that context.

(Purr can also mean "please comfort me", usually by feeding, sometimes by petting.)

And you know at least some meow-language.

Re: Purrrrr...

Date: 2018-05-20 05:36 pm (UTC)
thnidu: road sign: diamond-shaped black on yellow. Animated silhouette of user banging head on keyboard over & over (headbang)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
I ran across a webpage featuring a happy cat and the text

HOMEOWNER is my favorite word containing MEOW

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Date: 2018-05-19 04:17 pm (UTC)
meridian_rose: pen on letter background  with text  saying 'writer' (Default)
From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
oh, nice :)

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Date: 2018-05-21 08:26 pm (UTC)
elinox: (Rosie)
From: [personal profile] elinox
As a cat Mom, I really love and appreciate this poem. I often pray to Bast to watch over my furbabies. <3


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