Saturday, August 17, 2013

blue cat II

I should have known I was asleep
when the sky turned over and the clouds shook
like bedding in the morning--

everything fell--
sighs, promises,
blood, silences--
a rain best understood by skin and sense.

The blue cat came, speaking notions in my head
about you, Saturn, stars;
scattered across the courtyard
as I slept.

This is a companion piece to "Blue Cat" from 2008.

It is also a 55 for the fabulous G Man!


Rose LeMort said...

Wow, that's a really beautiful cat.
Saturn is my favorite planet, and I love this poem.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the opening stanza.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is gorgeous, Shay - part dream, part hyper-reality.

grapeling said...

The middle stanza especially, and the striking visual of a blue cat...

hedgewitch said...

The first thing I noticed after reading the two pieces is how you've grown so much as a writer, yet retained all the qualities that make your writing unique and exceptional. Sorry I can't say it better--this is an excellent, luminous piece of poetry...and I am very off poetry atm.

Cloudia said...

I like this quite a lot, Shay

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

Kay L. Davies said...

I love this, Shay.

Lynn said...

Dreamy... said...


Mama Zen said...

The first thing I noticed after reading the two pieces is that you used to receive comments from someone named Sharkbuttocks.

Nah, I noticed the same thing Hedge did. You've gotten crisper, I think. But, it's lines like "a rain best understood by skin and sense" that just blow me away time after time.

g-man said...

Yeah , you've grown as a writer, and the Friday Funfest
Is reaping the rewards tonight. I think your Blue Cat has
magical powers hitherto unknown in the literary world.
Thank You Shay for contributing and helping me out
Your depth as a poetic genius is endless, you are such a sweet soul.
Have a Kick Ass Week End... G

Margaret said...

adore the second stanza - love imagining that. And the kitty ... what a looker! Is this your baby?