Poem for Isis, and Cats Like Her

As midnight traces land’s cheek
and the lip of the sea,
black cat slinks

Belly to the earth,
grass evening-cool against silence
and padding paws

Whiskers abristle and aquiver,
eyes moongreen
beams while the rest dissolves,
an inkblot in the pool of night.


Anonymous said...

Isis has the most beautiful eyes. I love their "cat-eye" shape.

DAWN said...

Oh, I really like your ode to Isis and her kind. Very mysterious. She is gorgeous.

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a beautiful poem for a beautiful cat. I used to have a black cat...I called him Shadow...but my friend used to call him Spook, because she couldn't see him in the dark!

Have a lovely weekend.


Meow said...

I just love cat poems, and that is a lovely one. A beautiful kitty, too.
Take care, Meow

mrspao said...

Beautiful poem for a beautiful cat!

Chris said...

You know I love that poem. :) Isis is such a stunning young lady!