More from the Irish (see my 4/18 entry). This little gem comes courtesy of an Irish scribe copying a Latin commentary on Virgil sometime in the ninth century. He slipped his own short poem in the pages of the scholarly work.
I and Pangur Ban my cat
‘Tis a like task that we are at:
Hunting mice is his delight,
Hunting words I sit all night.
‘Tis a merry thing to see
At our tasks how glad are we,
When at home we sit and find
Entertainment to our mind.
‘Gainst the wall he sets his eye,
Full and fierce and sharp and sly;
‘Gainst the wall of knowledge I
All my little wisdom try.
So in peace our task we ply,
Pangur Ban my cat and I;
In our arts we find our bliss,
I have mine and he has his.
Needless to say, our next feline will be a Pangur Ban.
For those of you interested in our current moving/job status, we may finally be on the cusp of knowing what we’re doing. Art Within is holding an investor luncheon next Monday (May 5), at which point we should learn whether or not there’s funding for my full-time script development position. Prayers appreciated!