Tuesday poem: Cat poems, and more training

October 16, 2012

Cat poems

My cat is a cunning composer.
She leaves scores around the house.
There are syncopated jazz rats, still jerking,
replete with her creation.
They hum as tiny drumsticks protrude,
percussion and strings combined.
She arranges her catch with
an unblinking painter’s eye.
A wavering line of random feathers
changes into a bald peach bird,
elegantly draped among the pears.
She is Flemish in her still life,
Nature mort, most mort.
My Renaissance cat creates poems of pain,
with small commas of grey as meek mice
punctuate, curling. Each whisker a line of praise,
a direct compliment, to her well executed verse.

PS Cottier

I always dread putting a photograph of anything feline up, as I’m bound to get lolcats comments. Oh well, I’ll be brave…

Cats are tremendous murderers, almost as good as people. So click this feather from a bird one killed earlier, for further poesie:

Tuesday Poem

My poem today was published in my first book, The Glass Violin.

ALSO: There’s a fun article about the Poets Train written by the wonderful organiser, Fiona McIlroy at this link, in which I have become PC Cottier. I haven’t been PC for a very long time, Fiona!:-)

UPDATE: I am back to being P.S. Cottier! Unfortunately, I momentarily typed and posted Fiona’s name as Fiona Wright: quite a different person. And although I corrected that quickly here, it’s up on the Australian Poetry site as Wright in my pingback comment. It’s McIlroy, I tell you! Sorry Fiona!

8 Responses to “Tuesday poem: Cat poems, and more training”

  1. A. J. said

    “cats are tremendous murderers….” nicely done.

    • pscottier said

      Of course, it’s terribly unfair, as cats have no choice. But you can tell I’m not their biggest fan! Thanks Alicia. May try and comment on your blog again! It’s a hobby…

  2. Helen Lowe said

    Really enjoyed this: thanks, Penelope.

  3. Our cat is a less tremendous murderer than many (great line!). She specialises in a catch-and-release policy: she catches rats and mice outside the house then releases them inside. Hours of fun for all ensue.

  4. Love it. Especially the connection with art and still life.

Thoughts? Carrots? Sticks? Comments? Go ahead!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s