Donal Mahoney


Cats Are Poetry


In your mind you hear
words snarling
all day long
but no poem arrives.
The words are locked
in a cat fight,
syllables flying.

You hope the words
sleep well tonight and
wake in orderly fashion,
the way your cats
stretch at dawn
and wait to be fed
with feline decorum.

In the morning
the poem arrives
word by word,
chips off a diamond,
so you stop shaving,
grab a pen and
take dictation.

You write the words
as you hear them,
tweak a line or two,
and go spelunking
in your mind for
the right title.

Later, in celebration,
you tote a blast horn
to the roof
of the building
and announce
what agnostics suspect
and atheists know:

Cats are poetry.
Dogs are prose.

Submitted: Monday, November 11, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Cats Are Poetry by Donal Mahoney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Doing Time, Betsy Sholl
  2. ordeal, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath
  3. Innovative way, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Haiku- Connotation, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  5. Silent Witness, James coupland
  6. A happy Farmer Family, Nishchal Ningleku
  7. Yes and no two words, gajanan mishra
  8. sister forever, yolandey breedt
  9. Diya (Reposted), DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  10. Life is better shared, belinda mrwebi

Poem of the Day

poet William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Anna Akhmatova

 

Member Poem

poet Sumita Datta

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. A Drinking Song, William Butler Yeats
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]