"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feline Warrior

Sharpened claws
and whiskered nose,
a feline  warrior
keeps watch with
sleepy eye camouflage.
Each shadow noise
reaches attentive ears,
Ninja paws ready to strike.
In the carpeted wild
of the domestic jungle
this striped fur ball
is queen.

©Susie Clevenger 2012
 Photograph: Talon
Real Toads photographic challenge
My apologies to Stripey if you are male, if so I crown you king.


Enigmatic Soul said...

Ah, wow. A beautiful poem. Your words fit well with the photograph and the feline's pose. The last four lines were my favourite - a perfect ending.

Fireblossom said...

"the carpeted wild of the suburban jungle"... love that, because, to them, that's what it seems to be!

Long live the, er, King! ;-)

hedgewitch said...

Cats have that ultra-serious aura a lot(except when they act like complete goofuses.) You get the spirit of the photograph, and the regal pose just perfectly here.

Mama Zen said...

This is wonderful!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I lovely Ode to Stripey! This cat knows how to stay in the limelight.

TALON said...

"Ninja paws" - that is so neat and so accurate. Stripey is okay with being Queen for a Day (he's a boy). Any royal title keeps him happy :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I love this. Cats are so much themselves, never trying to be anyone or anything else, because they know they reign.

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes... our pets really do rule the house don't they?

Denise Moncrief said...

In the carpeted wild of the domestic jungle. Love this line! Nicely done!

Mary said...

HA HA. Indeed our pets rule our homes, but this particular pictured cat TRULY does not look like a warrior to me. Smile.

Margaret said...

ha.. the carpeted wild Just Great stuff!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks guys...I just love this picture of Stripey...the king that he is :)

adan said...

"carpeted wild" - "shadow noise"

yes, love our kitty's and love this poem, thank you ;-)

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