Poetry Friday…this week’s links are at Margaret Simon’s blog, Reflections on the Teche.
The night is a big black cat.
The moon is her topaz eye.
The stars are the mice she hunts at night
in the field of the sultry sky.
G. Orr Clark
G. Orr Clark also wrote a children’s book called “The Moon-Babies” around 1900, and had three pieces in Harper’s magazine in 1902. The children’s book is over two hundred dollars on Amazon, and Harper’s archives are available by subscription only. So I’m left with this one poem to love. And I do!
Speaking of love, and black cats, visit illustrator Judy Watson’s blog to see how she made a wonderful black cat sculpture out of paper lunch bags.