Poetry

Alan Gould: Two Poems

Chat with the Whitest Cat   Béyaz, you Mùscovite, bliss to your fùrs, sprawled at our hearth with its coral chaleurs.   Cat, are you dreamy where dreams are rehearsals Of cats in their snowdrifts all famished for morsels.   Cat, are your manners unique or sub-lunary? You taproot in murder then tongue at your finery.   What’s season for cats? Can cattishness tremor in catkins of springtime and catspaws of summer?   There’s brass in a samovar, brass in your manner, I call you my pussy yet know you’re a loner   to trot in late summer when paddocks…

Subscribe to get access to all online articles

Digital Subscription

$68/ YR

Get the latest ideas from Australia’s most insightful writers.

Subscribe

  • Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Printed & Digital Subscription

$87/ YR

For avid readers of leading ideas
from Australia’s brightest.

Subscribe

  • Printed & Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Quadrant Patron

$300/ YR

Show your support for Australia’s
most open minded publication.

Subscribe

  • Quadrant Patron includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  • All new editions of Quadrant Books
  • Exclusive invitations to Quadrant Dinners, book launches and events.