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Michael Wooff

The Cat and the Sun

The cat opened its eyes
And the sun flooded in.
The cat then closed its eyes
And the sunlight stayed in.

That is why at twilight,
When the cat comes awake,
I can see in the night
Two sunny bits of lake.

[Translated from the French of Maurice CarĂªme (1899-1978)
by Michael Wooff]

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