As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.
Photogravure courtesy Library of Congress.
The Chinese plate looked very blue,The image looks like a melding of the calico cat and the Chinese plate! Identifier: #D349A, photo courtesy Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture, University of Wisconsin.
And wailed, "Oh, dear! what shall we do!"
But the gingham dog and the calico cat
Wallowed this way and tumbled that,
Employing every tooth and claw
In the awfullest way you ever saw—
And, oh! how the gingham and calico flew!
(Don’t fancy I exaggerate—
I got my news from the Chinese plate!)
~ Eugene Field from "The Duel" ~