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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2 October 2015

Winter sunshine: Haiku for August and September 2015

winter sunshine
the top step is empty
my old cat gone


on the top step
the ghost of my black cat
waits for me



  1. awww...cold weather can be hard on cats!!

  2. So poignant, Rosemary. I am sure he will not go too far from his favourite step. And you.

  3. These made me so sad. I know just what you mean.

  4. aw, nostalgia and heart-touching.
    i hope life returns to you another black cat!