The Joy of Cats

Playing in freshly raked frost tinted autumnal leaves of green, burnished copper
    and gold,
feline fur fragrant with the snowy scent of winter air after coming inside from 
    the cold,
the ‘tick tick’ warning call of a diminutive scolding wren perfectly hidden in a 
    tall privet hedge,
innately curious, walking without a care along a narrow pewter grey slate

   rooftop ledge.

From a nearby treetop emanates a robin’s melodic solo on a tranquil misty
   spring morn,
the luminescence of a white gold sunrise above dark horizon as the ebony night
    becomes dawn,
laying on luxuriant summer lawn watching peacock butterflies, a profusion of 
   fluttering wings,
 feeding upon the sweet summer nectar that the abundant fronds of Buddleia’s
   white flowers bring.

Cautiously exploring, the garden’s familiar landscape transformed by an overnight
     dusting of snow,
that evening hosts a stunning grey and obsidian linear sunset highlighted with a
    vibrant pink glow,
the enjoyment of a coal fire lulls you into paw and tail twitching sleep on a cold
  January day,
sitting expectantly near a strand of discarded Christmas gold tinsel, mischievous
    eyes asking you to play.

The dancing random flight of diaphanous moths catches the eye in the deepening
     shadows of twilight,
a motionless silhouette listening intently to field mice in summer grass, always a
  timeless sight,
moving like a feline compass following warm sun’s rays around the house on it’s
       journey across the sky,
a cats beauty, company, independence and the pleasurable sound of a purr,
   always a pleasure to have nearby.

In loving memory of Jane Farthing 1929 -2017

Poppyland Poet

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