Skimbleshanks (Eliot's Cats Series) by dosankodebbie

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The words are a quote from a poem called Skimbleshanks: the Railway Cat by T.S.Eliot, from the book titled: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, on which, I’m told, the Broadway musical Cats is based.

This is an Etegami painting on a soft washi card. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines simple images with thoughtful words.

This was featured in the Fine Arts Influenced by Literature group.

I am a professional Japanese-to-English translator and an Etegami artist. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines thoughtful words with simple images painted on washi paper.

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  • davvi
    davviabout 3 years ago


  • train conductor or guard, maybe.

    – dosankodebbie

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful! This is one of my favorite poems and also a favorite character from “Cats”.

  • I’m glad it doesn’t disappoint, especially since you’re a CATS fan! : )

    – dosankodebbie

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