Elizabeth Barrette's Blog, page 12
July 2, 2014
"How Bast Dispenses Her Boons"
The cats that carried wishes in their mouths
came to town one evening, night-black and fog-silent,
each of them choosing a doorstep on which to sit.
The people who opened their doors in the morning
and exclaimed, "Good kitty...
This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them. The rate is $.50/line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a...
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"Big Cats and Little Cats"
Great cats and house cats
have a lot in common.
They size may differ, but really,
they're just big cats and little cats.
They both like boxes:
biting them, jumping on them,
hiding inside of them.
They both like mirrors:
sometimes to pounce at,
sometimes to spy with.
They both like catnip:
sniffing it, chewing it,
It's official: I passed Third Form in the top 5% of my class. I have a few days to pack and say goodbye to everyone. Then I need to board the railcar for Affamarg so I can settle into the dormitory at the university before my Fourth Form classes start in Balimev.
Hold on to your Answer Hat now, Affamarg -- here I come!
See the landing page for "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal."
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Here ends "Squiggles:...
July 1, 2014
In the Leningrad Zoo,
a stray cat slipped through the bars
into the enclosure of a European Lynx
in search of something to eat.
Instead of attacking the interloper,
the lynx delicately sniffed noses,
greeting in the universal language of felines
this tiny stranger from afar.
From that moment they were inseparable.
Starting now, the Poetry Fishbowl is open! Today's theme is "concerning cats." I will be checking this page periodically throughout the day. When people make suggestions, I'll pick some and weave them together into a poem ... and then another ... and so on. I'm hoping to get a lot of ideas and a lot of poems.
Click to read the linkback poem "Look at Me" (Polychrome Heroic...