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15 March 2014

Bed-Fellow

Even before 
I open my waking eyes,
I feel his body
snuggling warm against mine.
My ears fill with his purring.


Submitted for dVerse Meeting the Bar: the Blind Poet
which asks for a poem using senses other than sight.

28 comments:

  1. smiles...our old cat used to do that....get right up in the crook of my leg...our new cat likes his independence...if you put him on the bed he jumps off...wont stay there...even to nap when we arent there...ha

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    1. Give him time. (Smiles.) My two weren't at all cuddly when we first got them, 16 years ago. Now they love a smooch.

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  2. I like the warmth from the companionship of the cat ~ I must admit though, I don't have pets, smiles ~

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    1. They can be a mixed blessing, but I don't like being without cats.

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  3. smiles... waking to the purr of a cat is much nicer than to the sound of an alarm clock..

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  4. A cat has a way of waking you up... the purring can sound pretty loud in reality..

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    1. In reality this happens when he decides to join me during the night. Waking me up in the morning for breakfast is accomplished with loud miaows.

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  5. My cat 15 and has her idiosyncrasies, but the purring and wanting to get close and affectionate is the best ;)

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  6. Ha, I feel similarly....except with THREE dogs. LOL.

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  7. I'm sure you can also feel the vibration of that purr as well. very cute piece.

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    1. True, I could have added that as well. :)

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  8. Aww how sweet, this makes me miss my cat. They are such cuddly creatures :)

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  9. "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life - music and cats"
    Albert Schweitzer.
    Anyone who has not know the love of a cat has missed out on an important dimension of human experience i.m.o.

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    1. Oh, what a great quote! Thank you. And yes, in my opinion too.

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  10. I had a cat once which was a reliable alarm clock. It timed itself perfect in the mornings and I got up easy and smiling upon hearing the purrs! Nicely Rosemary!

    Hank

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    1. I can count on mine to wake me early, too.

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  11. other senses wake before our eyes =)

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  12. Much comfort from the soft fur and gentle purr of our feline friends.
    Anna :o]

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  13. a mornign promised to be lovely!

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  14. heya rosemary...hope you are having a great weekend....
    smiles.

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