Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Poetics: Animal Symbolism or Antics — Cats

 Image: painting by Karen Margulis


Cats:
beings
so sublime,
mysterious,
e'er independent;
Up, down, here, there! - and then
sleeping, tucked in by the sun,
lost in dreams of earth and cosmos.
Worshipped by ancients, with them preserved;
My lap reserved for the one I adore.


Written for dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics, hosted this week by Marina Sofia. Her prompt, Animal Symbolism or Antics, invited us to write a poem about an animal. Mine is written in the poetry form, Etheree, which consists of ten lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables.
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11 comments:

Kamana said...

the purr of a cat on the lap is so soothing

Marina Sofia said...

Nice use of form! Definitely something I don't experiment with enough, so thanks for the reminder.
No, not gushing, but your love for our feline friends shines through loud and clear!

Brian Miller said...

ha. mine likes to snuggle up under my neck...i would love to be able to see where he goes at night on adventures...

Mary said...

Oh yes, cats definitely understand about the comfort of laps!! Smiles. Enjoyed your form.

(And thanks for your comment on my blog. You definitely understood the message!)

Gerry Snape said...


you have captured those selfish ...heartowning... creatures in this...makes me want to get myself another cat!! thankyou

Kathe W. said...

lovely delicious cats! Lucy actually gets up in my lap for a wonderful moment or two! Cheers!

Anthony Desmond said...

lovely write... I'm allergic to cats... still go over to my friend's house and pet hers tho... and sneeze a lot, too. haha

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Aw, your poetry makes me miss my cats -- long gone now.

De said...

Is there ever anything quite so "tucked in by the sun" as a cat? I don't think so. Wonderful.

Lester Kish said...

Short and sweet. Our dogs like laps, and cats. Well, sort of.

Claudia said...

ah they sure carry an aura of mystery... and they def. have their own mind...lovely painting as well

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