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Carmen Bernos de Gasztold

  • Lord, / I am the cat. / It is not, exactly, that I have something to ask of You! / No — / I ask nothing of anyone — / but, / ... /Wouldn't You like someday / to put a curse on the whole race of dogs? / If so I should say, Amen.

    • Carmen Bernos de Gasztold,
    • "The Prayer of the Cat," Prayers From the Ark ()
  • All that matters / is to be in step / with one's self.

    • Carmen Bernos de Gasztold,
    • "The Centipede," The Creatures' Choir ()
  • I must say I derive / some satisfaction / from my good looks. / My feathers / are sown with eyes / admiring themselves.

    • Carmen Bernos de Gasztold,
    • "The Peacock," The Creatures' Choir ()

Carmen Bernos de Gasztold, French poet

(1919)