Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
April 30th, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 313,715 comments.
T.S. Eliot - The Song Of The Jellicles

Jellicle Cats come out tonight,
Jellicle Cats come one come all:
The Jellicle Moon is shining bright--
Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball.

Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats are rather small;
Jellicle Cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when they caterwaul.
Jellicle Cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle Cats have bright black eyes;
They like to practise their airs and graces
And wait for the Jellicle Moon to rise.

Jellicle Cats develop slowly,
Jellicle Cats are not too big;
Jellicle Cats are roly-poly,
They know how to dance a gavotte and a jig.
Until the Jellicle Moon appears
They make their toilette and take their repose:
Jellicles wash behind their ears,
Jellicles dry between their toes.

Jellicle Cats are white and black,
Jellicle Cats are of moderate size;
Jellicles jump like a jumping-jack,
Jellicle Cats have moonlit eyes.
They're quiet enough in the morning hours,
They're quiet enough in the afternoon,
Reserving their terpsichorean powers 
To dance by the light of the Jellicle Moon.

Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats (as I said) are small;
If it happens to be a stormy night
They will practise a caper or two in the hall.
If it happens the sun is shining bright
You would say they had nothing to do at all:
They are resting and saving themselves to be right
For the Jellicle Moon and the Jellicle Ball.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 1909 times | Comments and analysis of The Song Of The Jellicles by T.S. Eliot Comments (24)

The Song Of The Jellicles - Comments and Information

Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: The Song Of The Jellicles
Volume: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Comment 24 of 24, added on April 6th, 2016 at 5:53 AM.
QGLXgMedPhFz

cN9Dso Is not it amazing whenever you discover a fantastic article? My personal web browsings seem full.. thanks. Respect the admission you furnished.. Extremely valuable perception, thanks for blogging..

sophie fiverr from Hungary
Comment 23 of 24, added on March 31st, 2016 at 12:19 PM.
kojmwXQEsgnXtJwqlxW

VbgDqb Normally I do not learn post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very great article.

coco service from Ireland
Comment 22 of 24, added on February 29th, 2016 at 10:55 PM.
nkPpZyRuwM

DeDTJE Wow! Thank you! I continuously wanted to write on my website something like that. Can I implement a portion of your post to my site?

cocoservice on fiverr from Bahamas

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, The Song Of The Jellicles, has received 24 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Eliot Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links