CAT POETRY

I’ve been trying my hand at cat poetry. I’ve written people poetry for as long as I can remember, but nothing about cats. Why not? Lately I’ve come upon a significant amount of cat poetry and it has caught my fancy. Here are 2 poems, one from a cat’s view and one about my new cat, Tyler.

 

                       Night Muse

In night

I wander,

purposeful

stealthy

sleek

black

cat.

In shadow

I follow

I lead

I wander.

My eyes glance up

to star-filled dark.

I wander.

Grass beneath my paws,

dust beneath my paws,

wood beneath my paws,

rug beneath my paws,

I wander

home.

 

New

 

Getting to know you.

Tabby fur,

dark-ticked paws,

graceful tail,

yellow eyes questioning, seeking.

Eyes that have seen eighty years in your world,

eighteen in mine.

 

So beautiful.

 

Are you a climber or a burrower?

Will you be bold or will you hide?

Are you curious or content?

Active or lethargic?

Scared or trusting?

 

The first time you jump in my lap of your own accord,

circle and settle and purr,

my heart takes flight.

 

           

 

 

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About Mollie Hunt

I am the crazy cat lady, animal shelter volunteer, Trekkie, and mystery writer. I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest and will watch any TV show or movie filmed here. Even though I am of a goodly age (sixty-something) I go to Star Trek conventions in costume and am not afraid to be by myself. I enjoy my life in the cat lane. Words to live by: Spay and neuter; Live long and prosper; Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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9 Responses to CAT POETRY

  1. Brian says:

    We certainly enjoyed those!

  2. Both are so beautiful! Tyler looks like such a sweetheart.

  3. Beautiful poems! The photo in Night Muse is gorgeous. I just took my first stab at a “people poem.”

  4. Valentine says:

    Woo hoo, a poem about a black kitty! (Doing a little dance with paws in the air) And I really like the poem you wrote for the new little member to your family, Miss Mollie. Maybe Mr. Tabby kitty will come with you to BlogPaws next year so Flattie V & Mom can meet up with you & Tyler there?!

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