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You do not see them now, yet there are cats in the park of Versailles. In the summer when the restaurants are open, you have a better chance to meet one. I don’t know where they go in the winter. And then there are other cats that are always here; for example, Neige, Frimas, Lilith — the cats of Stéphane Mallarmé, whom the poet have buried in the gardens. Marras, the conservateur of the Chateau in the late 1800’s, would complete those interments by solemnly turning on, then off, one of the fountains.

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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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4 Responses to Cats

  1. Regina says:

    I miss your wonderful stories….sometimes it may seem no one is out there to hear the tree fall In the forest, but WE are inspired by your vision. May the Angel above watches over you!

  2. Regina says:

    Are you ok? Sending Rays of Light for you! WE ALL MISS YOUR SCHOLARLY inside vision of Versailles!

    • Sorry, I am taking over for a hospitalized colleague at my school: six different classes, three new programs. I am swamped with homework and tests, and need to give semester grades to kids whose names I do not know; Devil made me do it! For a while I thought I was almost done, but now it is time to meet their outraged parents.

  3. Regina says:

    Happy to know…worried when the suicide post was up! Then Cats buried in the garden, oops! Read you soon!

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