I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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1 February 2016

The New Cat



















Her back,
a slim violin,
moves before I get the photo.
But I caught
her front view – those long white whiskers
against the over-all black:
stylish!


(The poetic form is the Cameo, which is syllabic:
lines of 2, 5, 8, 3, 8, 7, 2 syllables in turn.)

Linking to the latest Tuesday Platform at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.

Photo © Angela Junor 2016. All rights reserved.

21 comments:

  1. white whiskered witches wisdomkeeper

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    1. What wickedly well-written words, Raeline! :)

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  2. Tres elegante! Here's to all the companion music to come!

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  3. They are half animal, half liquid.

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  4. her back..a slim violin.. love that!

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  5. impressive whiskers! you've captured a moment with your words and photo.

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  6. Very nicely done! The perfect portrait.

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  7. This is gorgeous and sleek, like your cat. I have the same difficulties with my dog and my children.

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  8. Stylish and elegant being all black. Appearing to be in formal attire!

    Hank

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  9. Love the style of that lady.. a wonderful feline.

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  10. I especially like "her back, a slim violin".......

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  11. I'm glad you got a black cat. Those are over-looked because of superstition and all

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  12. She is SO stylish! So challenging to capture them in photos. Hope it's going well over there.

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  13. i can relate to those white whiskers. my mustache has transitioned to a gray-white even though my hair is mostly still black. the longevity of the black in my hair must be because of my mexican indian heritage.

    gracias

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  14. The cat is definitely stylin' as is your poem!

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  15. Beautiful cat.. I love "Her back, a slim violin."

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