miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

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30 Days of Blogging - Day Twelve

Back in the early eighties I used to keep a scrapbook, into which I'd put mementos and little things that amused me - notes from my (then ) husband, newspaper articles about upcoming Star Trek movies, movie ticket stubs, cartoons that I had particularly enjoyed etc. There's also a smattering of poetry from other people, mainly those attending the Creative Writing workshop that I went to in 1981 -1982.

I thought I'd share this poem that I re-discovered in my old scrapbook tonight. I don't know the author's name as it was cut off the stencil, but I liked it enough to keep it all these years. I've always had a fondness for black and white cats - my Collingwood cats.

this cat

this black and white cat
is the epitome of what a
cat should be

sleek, trim and carries
itself with great dignity.

visits are on a daily basis
from the house across the

noting his arrival
large numbers of mynah birds
swooping inches above his head
they are raucous in their

he ignores such treatment
just goes about the business
of catching lizards.

moving amongst the greenery
his periscope tail
is a giveaway.
Tags: 30 days of blogging, cats, poetry

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