A Cat’s Prayer: Up to the Birds

– I said a little prayer for you. – Where did you send it? – I tied it to the leg of a bird. – Not how did you send it. Where did you send it? To whom did you send it? – Oh, I leave that up to the birds.

On Prayer and Poetry

What is prayer? When I was a kid, I learned the Catholic prayers, and believed Sister Mary Annette, who liked to quote Shakespeare, when she said, “Words without thought never to heaven go.” King Claudius is trying to pray, looks like he is praying, to Hamlet, anyway, and so Hamlet decides to put off killing…