Monday, March 24, 2014

Denise Levertov / The Innocent

The Innocent
by Denise Levertov

The cat has his sport
and the mouse suffers
but the cat
 is innocent
   having no image of pain in him
 an angel
 dancing with his prey

carries it, frees it, leaps again
with joy upon his darling plaything

 a dance, a prayer!
   How cruel the cat is to our guilty eyes

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