6.14.2007

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.


6 comments:

Dee 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.

Hugs

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!