Poetic Purring

At peep of morning I hear
the soft pad of a poem
on the bedroom floor.
A darker shadow sharpens

in the gloom of my room
and jade gems burn amber
in strengthening beams of light.
Verbs of velvet paws,

sharp nouns and adjectives of claws
swipe and glint at dust motes
forming into stanzas.
Black lines emphasise silver fur

as my feline poem springs
onto my bed with a satisfied purr.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Mojo at 10 months

Mojo – almost 10 months old!

I have written this poem for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Weekend Mini Challenge: Thought Animals, which I am hosting this week.

 It’s inspired by Ted Hughes’ poem ‘The Thought Fox’, from his first collection The Hawk in the Rain: a poem about writing a poem. I have provided a link to the poem on the Toads post, together with a video clip from YouTube.

25 thoughts on “Poetic Purring

  1. A beautiful poem, I really enjoyed reading this and Mojo is such a little cutie. We have just rescued three kitties. Very scared at the moment but eating at least so small steps. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about cats in case you have time to look? Have a nice evening, Sam 🙂

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