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A Child's Nightmare - The Cool Web : A Robert Graves Oratorio
A Child’s Nightmare by Robert Graves Through long nursery nights he stood By my bed unwearying, Loomed gigantic, formless, queer, Purring in my haunted ear That same hideous nightmare thing, Talking, as he lapped my blood, In a voice cruel and flat, Saying for ever, “Cat! … Cat! … Cat!…” That one word was …