Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
With all the excitement over a lion or other big cat roaming a Milwaukee neighborhood, I thought “My Cat,” by Valerie Worth, would be appropriate for today. It’s from the book Pug & Other Animal Poems (see it on Indiebound or Amazon). The spread in the book even resembles the video stills that are being shared. (Have you seen the video?)
Here’s the stealthy, almost mystical poem.
Like an old
The wind revolves
And where the
Stay to haunt
The place when
She is gone.
–Valerie Worth, all rights reserved
Isn’t that lovely?
And here I am reading it aloud. I got a new little mic for my iPhone, and it’s supposed to make it sound less scratchy and hissy. I can’t tell yet–I need to listen to one of my old Soundcloud recordings and then this one.
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And if you liked “My Cat,” here’s another Worth poem I shared on Teaching Authors.
Teacher Margaret Simon has the Poetry Friday Roundup today at Reflections on the Teche. Don’t miss her lovely hospitality and tons of awesome poems.