Poetry Friday: The Night Is A Big Black Cat

Poetry Friday…this week’s links are at Margaret Simon’s blog, Reflections on the Teche.

Photo by Michael J. Bennett via Wikimedia Commons

 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.

Poetry Friday: Mix and Match

Hello, Poetry Friday. More links over at Linda’s Write Time blog!

 

Mix and Match

The cat says high.

The dog says low.

The cat says stop.

The dog says go.

The cat says scritch.

The dog says scratch.

My pets just mix –

they never match.

Monica Gudlewski 2014, All Rights Reserved.

Illustration via Wikimedia Commons. Illustrator Unknown.