Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cirrus — dVerse Open Link Night


A pure wisp of white with pink radar ears
Huge golden eyes too wise for her years

Contented purr rumbles sound from her soul
Capacity food level found in her bowl

Stereo-perched strikes statue sleekness
A focused Pentax her only weakness

Her peaceful refinement my heart did capture
I share her world. I know cat rapture.


For dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night. There are many wonderful poems at the link!

I wrote this poem about one of my favorite-ever cats. It was published in Cats Magazine decades ago. Cirrus lived for 15 years, dying near Thanksgiving time. I have never gotten over losing her, not really, as she was with me during a tumultuous time in my life and I am not sure how I would have fared without her devotion.



Fireblossom said...

And if you know that, it's a gosh darned good start. Though my special companion was a dog, I know just what you're talking about here. I tell Bosco all the time that he and Sundance (my old favorite) are my Number 1 and Number 1A. :-)

Mary said...

I enjoyed reading about Cirrus, Lydia. I understand such a love and appreciation of a pet (though I have my DOGS). It is neat that your poem was actually published, as it really immortalizes her. I like the idea of 'cat rapture,' as it expresses exactly what you mean!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet. The final two lines are pure purrrfection. You compress and rhyme it I think the way a cat would prefer. Your Cirrus looks like my first cat Camille, though the endearment is closer to the heart stolen by my calico Belle. - Brendan

Brian Miller said...

ha. what a cool cat...i really like how you bring them to life in your cat is a nut...he's claimed the tree skirt....and they know everything that is going on...even when they are asleep...

Misterio Vida said...

oh my... you were writing and getting published so long ago? i was hardly 2 years old then! lovely cat that seems even though she was older than me :( hope you get another like her :)

Mama Zen said...

This is delightful!

Björn said...

What a sweet remembrance of a pet. Love the reference to photography .. Cats are always out of focus

Claudia said...

cat rapture... nice... she sounds like a delightful cat...purr perfection here...smiles

Victoria said...

Our pets have so much to teach us. We lost our first dog the day after Thanksgiving a few years ago. It is so hard. Perfect name for your special cat.

kaykuala said...

It's nice to remember. We lost Clyde a Scottish Fold some years back. Nothing seems the same again. Love reading on Cirrus. Nice take Lydia!


Anonymous said...

A wonderful tribute to your cat! My dog is 181/2. This has a lovely lilt to it. Thank you. K.

Rob-bear said...

Something cirrus is always cloudy. Like a cat. Who can truly fathom the mind of a cat?

Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings and Bear hugs, too!

susan said...

It wasn't until I looked a second time that I saw she was being held by your outstretched hand and arm. Feeling cat rapture, indeed.

Lydia said...

Fireblossom~ Oh, you changed your avatar pic! I am sure Bosco approves....because he approves of everything you do. :)

Mary~ Your love for dogs is evident and understandable. I have loved my dogs through the years and have a special one now. Thanks.

Brian~ What is it about cats and Christmas trees?! Mine sit under it like statues....your nut sounds more active. ^.^

Misterio Vida~ It is so good to have you back blogging! Really missed you and enjoyed your comment.

Mama Zen~ Thanks!

Bjorn~ Are cats always out of focus? I guess you are right! ^.^

Claudia~ She was special. Thanks for your visit.

Victoria~ So you know how difficult it is to lose a pet around a holiday....has a heartbreak all its own.

kaykuala~ Oh, you had a Scottish Fold! I have never known anyone who did, and I think they are so adorable. Of course nothing can seem the same without yours. Many thanks for the comment and follow!

manicddaily~ You are so lucky to have a dog live that long. Mine is 12 now and I can only dream of having her that long. Thank you for your visit.

Rob-bear~ She was cloud-like but never gloomy. She always brought rays of sunshine with her. ^.^

susan~ I cropped a portrait shot of us. We had a sitting one Christmas and she was so good. I think she enjoyed the event.



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