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Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens: EF-S17-55 f/2.8 IS USM
Editing: Photoshop CS4
Flypaper Textures used

Cat’s Dream

How neatly a cat sleeps,
sleeps with its paws and its posture,
sleeps with its wicked claws,
and with its unfeeling blood,
sleeps with all the rings—
a series of burnt circles—
which have formed the odd geology
of its sand-colored tail.

I should like to sleep like a cat,
with all the fur of time,
with a tongue rough as flint,
with the dry sex of fire;
and after speaking to no one,
stretch myself over the world,
over roofs and landscapes,
with a passionate desire
to hunt the rats in my dreams.

I have seen how the cat asleep
would undulate, how the night
flowed through it like dark water;
and at times, it was going to fall
or possibly plunge into
the bare deserted snowdrifts.
Sometimes it grew so much in sleep
like a tiger’s great-grandfather,
and would leap in the darkness over
rooftops, clouds and volcanoes.

Sleep, sleep cat of the night,
with episcopal ceremony
and your stone-carved moustache.
Take care of all our dreams;
control the obscurity
of our slumbering prowess
with your relentless heart
and the great ruff of your tail.

— Pablo Neruda

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Comments

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    Excellent ! Really Beautiful artwork and I love it my friend:)
    Great idea and wonderful arrangement.
    Thank you to inspire million friends and me.
    ………………
    Best regards,
    Sunny
    ……………
    Quote of the Day
    If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
    Lucy Larcom

  • Thanks Sunny!

    – Lynn Starner

  • supergold
    supergoldabout 3 years ago

    what a look…….

  • thanks!

    – Lynn Starner

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

    Superb!

  • Thank you!

    – Lynn Starner

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    What an amazing poem and wonderful portrait! Love the editing! Congrats on the Cats and Dogs feature!

  • Thanks so much Angie!

    – Lynn Starner

  • Neutro
    Neutroabout 3 years ago

    All very nice, a sweet atmosphere!

  • Thank you Valerie!

    – Lynn Starner

  • MarieG
    MarieGabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous image Lynn…love the editing! Beautiful!

  • Thank you!

    – Lynn Starner

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago
  • Thanks Kira!

    – Lynn Starner

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 3 years ago

    Great shot . . . excellent work, Lynn . . .

  • Thanks Carol & Mike!

    – Lynn Starner

  • polly470
    polly470almost 3 years ago

    This is special…!
    P
    xx

  • Thanks so much, Polly!

    – Lynn Starner

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely work Lynn, congrats on the feature in Art Universe

  • Thank you Linda!

    – Lynn Starner

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