A Calico Drifter

A Calico Drifter

A Poem by Relic

Image result for cat at night

H
er 
silky mixed form stalks the garden on evenings
with tiny glowing emerald eyes.

Cautious but confident, she'll sleuth and slink,
hide and think and hardly blink.

She reigns over a kingdom of rose bush hideouts,
garden rock parapets, and fortified fences
(that could use a coat of paint). 

Mice have no defenses. 
Enemies no chance.

As a warrior, she's gallant with a wild war cry that warns opponents; 
awakening neighbors near and far. 

She's ready to leap like a bullet across the lawn
when the signal for food has finally come.

Ever playful, ever cuddly...
someone's Calico Queen...
Long may she reign..

© 2017 Relic



Author's Note

Relic
I've been told a calico cat is normally female. :D

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Very enjoyable. I love the words and the wonderful illustration. Conjures strong imagery and sets a mood of nocturnal adventure for this special cat. Reminds me of "Prissy", a cat I once owned.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Relic

5 Months Ago

Thanks for stopping by Sam, glad you liked it. :)
This is truly the cat's meow.Wonderful description of a backyard eden,from a cats wily eye.Imagry is everything and I felt it flowing as I pounced along.Very nice flow right down to the hiccup that needs paint.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Relic

5 Months Ago

Thanks workscot. :)
I really really REALLY like this poem. The beauty mixed with the charm of that bit about the fence needing a coat of paint... the IMAGERY... this poem just makes me so happy. It's so good that I sent a screenshot to a friend of mine. He liked it too.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Relic

5 Months Ago

I'm glad to hear that, thank you. :)
Oh wow.
Reign of the Calico cat was portrayed beautifully. My mind drifted to the image you have selected. And yes, it's beautiful how you have depicted it.
Enjoyed reading it.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Relic

5 Months Ago

hank you Nerdy. :)
Ghania

5 Months Ago

Pleasure :)
Oh Relic, this is a beautifully painted piece of writing. Your words took me by the hand and led me through the garden where The Calico Queen reigns!

Your words along with the picture that you've selected to enhance this piece are exquisite ~ thanks for sharing them with us.

Blessings, 🙏
~ hsg

Posted 5 Months Ago


Relic

5 Months Ago

Thanks very much heaven. :)
heavenscentgirl1

5 Months Ago

It was my pleasure Sir.
Enchanting g and entertaining.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you Jiggsy2.
Amazing how you weave words and imagery. Very lighthearted poem with wonderful imagery.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you Sami. :)
Sami Khalil

5 Months Ago

You are welcome.
Loved the imagery.
Your words took me to that garden in that night!


Posted 5 Months Ago


Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you Jyoti. :)
I love cats, and I really enjoyed this poem. Wonderful, detailed, with beautiful imagery!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you Gayle. :)
This was lighthearted to me. I have a calico and they are fierce, playful creatures. I love the lines "He's ready to spring/like a bullet on the lawn". Anyone who has had a cat will know exactly what this is, haha. Wonderfully done.

~Luna

Posted 7 Months Ago


Relic

7 Months Ago

Thanks very much Luna. :)

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