Tabby Cat

Tabby cat on my lap

Dozing contentedly

My dear friend

Curled up tight

Eyes squinting shut

I admire your beauty

Your shades of plenty

Running my fingers

Down your back

Soft down fur

Like velvet silk

Parting some along the way

Hues of colors not seen until

Some of russet like burnished gold

Black mixed in with tan and white

A nap of gray next to your skin

Tones so subtle

Tints just right

Stripes and patterns

I had not noticed

Taking the time

Sitting with you

I admire your beauty

And tell you so

As I speak with whispered words

You raise your head

Looking back at me

And answer with a thanking “chirrup”

Beautiful girl...

Monday Morning Writing Prompt “The Artist In You”:  http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/monday-morning-writing-prompt-the-artist-in-you/

My entry for The Gooseberry Garden, Object Form:  http://gooseberrygoespoetic.blogspot.com/

 

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39 Comments

  1. This is amazing! You worked in color, texture, tone. What a wonderful idea. So glad you linked this!

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    • I really wasn’t sure if this was “colorful” enough but I guess it worked–I sure appreciate you reassuring me, Victoria. Thank you very much and I’m glad you liked it.

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  2. I’d love to have a cat. Not possible for now.

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  3. jgavinallan

     /  July 7, 2011

    Victoria is soooo right. This is as descriptive a piece as any novel scene.
    Details…details…all over this poem…super.
    Hugs
    Jaye

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  4. …and probably purring all the while. 🙂 Lovely poem about a moment and you captured it beautifully.

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    • You’re so right, Leslie–purring and purring. She’s such a sweetheart. I’m so glad you enjoyed it–thank you.

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  5. The epitome of tabby cat – a lovely reminder of the puss we lost last week.

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    • Oh, so very sorry to hear that, Viv. I just can’t imagine my days without Sita… Thank you for coming by.

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful Sita…and perfect homage. I do love when they do that chirrup thing.

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    • Isn’t it darling. She loves it when I tell her how sweet and beautiful she is–she can hardly contain herself. 🙂

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      • Oh course! She knows it’s true.

        Felines don’t have a modest bone in their little bodies. Gyps would say they are just being realistic.

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  7. Beautiful tribute to a beloved “fur-child” … I can totally relate. Sita looks like she could be (my) Whisper’s sister. After Whisper looks at Sita’s photo – she agrees!! Purr Purr Purr!

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  8. he is an adorable companion for an adorable person. loved the poem 🙂 its warm, sweet and loving.

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  9. Anything about a cat makes me smile. This was so true about cats. They are so peaceful and loving. A very colorful description of their beautiful fur colors.

    Hugs,
    Izzy ~~~~ : – )

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    • This was for Victoria’s “artist–color prompt”. I didn’t realize how many colors she had going on until I really examined her one day.

      Thanks, Izzy. 🙂 xoxo

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  10. It’s still a goodie! Hooray!

    Pets to Sita from me … 🙂

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  11. I just love the chirrup they make when they are happy. Enjoyed the poem.

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  12. your cat poem is cute.

    love the photo shot.

    🙂

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  13. and you really love your cat dont you gayle? wow! tq for sharing.. my gooseberry.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/helpless/

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  14. I love my cat and how much joy he brings to our home. He has a lot of character and it is great to have one around the house
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/19/my-world/#comment-925

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  15. ❤ the kittehs! I have a grey tabby Manx with white like yours. It's amazing, isn't it, all the different colors of hair that go into making that pattern? Love that "chirrup" sound they make, too. 🙂 lol

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    • I really had no idea how many colors she actually did have until I went “exploring”! She tries very hard to communicate with me vocally–all kinds of coos and chirrups–I love it.

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  16. Wonderfully descriptive and vivid poem. Beautifully done!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/fragile-cloth-2/

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  17. very visual and adorable piece.

    Happy Poetry Picnic.

    🙂

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  18. Kay Salady

     /  September 21, 2011

    I felt as though I were there with her on my lap, my fingers running through her soft, down fur. Beautifully done!

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