17 November 2013

This Moment







Elbow near her water 
bowl on the radiator, 
I face this white screen 
and cat drinks, rests her head and 
snores gently, then laps again.













Posted at Poets United Poetry Pantry #176 

and at Open Link Monday at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.


Copyright © 2013  S.L.Chast





22 comments:

Mary said...

Seems like this cat has a 'good' life!!

Sumana Roy said...

only restful moment for some.....

Brian Miller said...

ha. a cats life....a nap between feedings...
i want to tag my cat so i know what he does at night...cause that
is about the extent of his days...

Abin Chakraborty said...

I recently wrote a poem on a cat as well.I guess I see your point.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A sweet moment, captured.

Gabriella said...

I enjoyed the serenity of your poem, Susan. I do not have a cat but I like to have the dog near me when I am on the computer.

scotthastiepoet said...

Like the best of writing, it captures a moment of recognition - something tender we've felt and observed before... Thanks for this Susan... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

Pealogic said...

Very peaceful

kaykuala said...

The cat will happily sleep when it feels safe and contented. Nice write Susan!

Hank

mypoeticpath said...

a lovely feline moment shared.

Susan said...

Thank you all for leaving finger and toe prints in the sand here. This is where and how I have come to read and write poetry in these last 18 months.

kaykuala said...

A Cat's life revolves within the house proper. One sees a dog kennel outside the house but never a cat's. That's why they can survive batter irrespective of having 9 lives! Nicely Susan!

Hank

Marian said...

so nice! meow!

Victoria said...

Nice capture, Ssan. Our critters rule! And Happy Hanukkah! It's a beautiful festival of light, family and hope. (As you can see, though I'm an eclectic Christian and delight in our Jewish roots.)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A beautiful and contented cat. I love the glimpse of the plant fronds hanging down.

Laura said...

Simple comforts… lovely Susan.

Susie Clevenger said...

Precious kitty...My two cats fill many hours with companionship

manicddaily said...

Hey Susan--I came and visited in the middle of my work day and didn't get to comment. Amazing how we try to make a mark while the animal kingdom is pretty clear that eating, drinking and you know what really should just about cover it! You don't see them mucking around with computers! Except to have fun. And that is also part of what we do too. This is like one of those Japanese poems! Very clever, understated-- your effort nicely highlighted by the cat's enjoyment of just being. Thanks much for the moment. K.

Vandana Sharma said...

such a carefree life

Kay L. Davies said...

Such a sweet tabby. And I love the poem, Susan.
Luv, K

blueoran said...

"Cat by window" could easily stand in for Pound's "The Red Wheelbarrow"-- the image and moment itself is all there is. I write every morning with our calico Belle on my lap, so I'm familiar with the silent colloquy of the scholars. - Brendan

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Such a calm sweet moment. Enjoyed.