On reflection.

On reflection.

A Poem by Beccy
"

Just a bit of fun.

"
 
On the concept of perceptual relativity
I know little and care even less,
but this face is considerably handsome
and quite suits me; I'm bound to confess.

The puzzle of course, is who is it?
though 'tis very familiar to me,
and each time I pass by a particular spot
it's the first blessed thing that I see.

Now I'm just a cat, not some boffin
with enough intellectual skill,
to figure out why we so perfectly match,
when we stand, or sit down or keep still.

For my forte is purring and pouting
and preening myself day and night,
with occasional foray when dusk falls,
for romance, or perhaps a good fight.

So I shall just prowl on regardless,
which is what a cat does, more or less;
But this face is considerably handsome,
and quite suits me, I'm bound to confess.



On observing a friend's cat doing several double
takes as she passed by a mirror in the hall. It was
both fascinating and funny.

© 2020 Beccy


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Being the hard man you know me to be under this soft n fluffy exterior Beccy, you probably wont be surprised to learn that I am more of a dog kinda guy, which of course might well come as a surprise, or shock even to some.. My own pup Brulee does the same kinda thing in front of mirrors, well anything she can see her reflection in really. She is actually a bit of a prima donna.. Neva the less, I love the way cats move in general and could watch them for hours.. and of course, you have penned a purrfectly remarkably & insightful cats eye view of things... I bet ya guessed that was coming :)

Posted 10 Months Ago


Beccy

10 Months Ago

I have pretty much a whole wall of mirrored wardrobes in the main bedroom, but our dog Holly is divi.. read more
Neville

10 Months Ago


Thanks Beccy.. next time I'm passin, I'll bring Brulee and pop in on ya .. she would just lu.. read more
This is a brilliant way to look at life. I love that this is about a cat & you capture that aspect with strong & memorable observations. But I also see this as being about life in general . . . like when someone digs up an old poem I wrote & I can't even remember ever thinking those thoughts, let alone writing it into a poem. So much of "me" is feline fleeting! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 11 Months Ago


Dear Beccy, I am a cat lover and we have Myron to keep us amused with her antics. She is quite a tiny cat, coming up for two years old, but my, she does have a ferocious streak in her. Yes I can imagine if she looked in the mirror, she would see herself as a lioness. She gives us much pleasure and can change moods in the blink of an eye. Nuzzling and cuddly to fearsome in two seconds:)) I really enjoyed your poem, which is beautifully penned.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


I absolutely loved this poem! More cat poems, please. And let me know ...

Posted 1 Year Ago


A great piece of feline observation and autobiography, here, Beccy. Our cat once actually tried to attack this "rival", decided that it was going to be equally aggressive and obviously invulnerable to his claws. After a couple of days of lost esteem he learned to totally ignore the mirror ( so I never thought to write about it..... until now. Thanks for the spur.

Norman





Posted 1 Year Ago


adorable! :)
my dog sometimes does this too but only in passing as he stops to glance or do a double take

Posted 1 Year Ago


As the owner (or servant) of two aging female cats, I can appreciate this one. The basic feline philosophy, as close as I can tell, is eat, sleep, ignore everyone that annoys you. Dogs think you're a god; cats think they're a god.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Dogs serve; cats indulge.
Cats should have pets--come to think of it, maybe, they already do.
Jeopardy answer: "What is a familiar?"
Entertaining piece, Beccy of Northhampton!


Posted 1 Year Ago


This is so cute, I enjoyed this, sounds like a cat to me, they are curious.

Posted 1 Year Ago


this is my cat:) tho sometimes i think he sees a person in his reflection too LOL love the floe and rhyme of this definitely made me chuckle

Posted 1 Year Ago



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Beccy
Beccy

Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom



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