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The Fiddler's Cat

Michelle Mac Donald Avatar Michelle Mac Donald - LIFETIME Premium Member Michelle Mac Donald - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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The Fiddler's Cat

An ebon sky, darkness to light
Diamond stars, mosaic night
Bright lunar sphere of brilliant white
Floodlights a scene of will and might.
The Fiddler’s Cat, sips warm Bordeaux
Fiddle to chin, strong paw to bow
Rosin to bow on amber ice
Wide upward swing, long downward slice.
A rotund dish, the restless spoon
Race through the night below the moon.

Ah, Fiddler’s cat empties Bordeaux
Strikes violin strings, with Dante’s bow
He plays of sorrow, he plays for chance
As spirits soar, he plays to dance.
He plays of peace, he plays for hope
To love and trust, he plays the most.
Fading ebon screen, pale ginger sky
An exhausted shrug, a weary sigh.

A new ordinance decreed by spoon and dish
Keep catnip away when serving fish.

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  1. Date: 12/19/2014 2:27:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this . Your words are colorful and invoke visualizations of a background

  1. Date: 12/19/2014 2:31:00 AM
    Nice

  1. Date: 12/17/2014 11:42:00 AM
    very nice....

  1. Date: 12/17/2014 7:36:00 AM
    Congrat.I like the poem and especialy the middle verse "Race through the night below the moon." The conscience of man is a similar race much based on pulses and reflexes with possible self-reflecions, sometimes an inner law or moral trail till the final one. Some lives and characters are similar to cats,some other like dogs.Best regards,O.B

  1. Date: 12/17/2014 5:45:00 AM
    It's a natural tale of a colourful feline. Nature has got a lot of potentialities. A very good poem. Kudos.

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 6:59:00 PM
    I just loved the potentiality of the poem. Thank you so much. Michelle! (What is "Dante's bow"???)

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 12/20/2014 2:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Dante's bow" is an impossible statement. Violin was first discovered in the 16th century and Dante lived in the 13th century. Here are the relative articles in Wikipedia: ((( The violin, viola, and cello were first made in the early 16th century, in Italy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_violin -------- Dante was born in Florence, Italy. The exact date of his birth is unknown, although it is generally believed to be around 1265. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dante_Alighieri )))
    Mac Donald Avatar Michelle Mac Donald
    Date: 12/18/2014 1:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    the bow is the instrument that slides across the fiddle...Dante, Italian philosopher, poet.. "Devine Comedy",an allegorical account of his journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. A melancholy cat. Still, the music does get happier.
  1. Date: 12/16/2014 6:50:00 PM
    Wonderful Poem Michelle. I like the rhyming :) :) :)

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 6:42:00 PM
    Lovely.

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 6:36:00 PM
    fantastic poem flows really well and I love the great rhyming

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 5:21:00 PM
    What a marvellous experiance. It is one of the best couplets I have ever read. And what a great take on a childhood classic. Totally impressed. I just hope that i may be able to write in this calibre one day. I am still giggling! I am looking forward to reading more of your poetry over the next few days.

    Mac Donald Avatar Michelle Mac Donald
    Date: 12/19/2014 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh, I read your writes, you are above and surpass me! I'm not sure which rhyme you might choose, but please tell me when you do! Some of them really could use a facelift. :)
  1. Date: 12/16/2014 5:18:00 PM
    Michelle, I once saw "Fiddler on the Roof" in New York. Your poem is delightful read, putting me in touch with picturesque night. Truly you're master poetess. Happy Holidays, God bless ...irisrose...

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 3:59:00 PM
    A well crafted poem. I read it a couple times. Content and rhyme work well together in it. It is an entertaining take on the old nursery rhyme. Booze, fish, and catnip might be an intense combination for a cat, but if his adventures read this well why not?

    Mac Donald Avatar Michelle Mac Donald
    Date: 12/19/2014 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was going to comment on your poetry, instead I'll share some Lewis Carroll? "If seven maids with seven mops Swept it for half a year, Do you suppose," the Walrus said, "That they could get it clear?" "I doubt it," said the Carpenter, And shed a bitter tear. Might need the cat to cheer him up? Merry Christmas! Mikki
  1. Date: 12/16/2014 3:11:00 PM
    Michelle, Another most wonderful couplet here. The verses flow so very well and the imagery is quite exquisite indeed. Enjoyed this one immensely. Another "7" and a FAV from me. I invite you too, to drop by read my poetry as well anytime you wish. Best Always!! Gary

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 1:23:00 PM
    A little scat from the fiddler's cat can get you through the night. A sip, a draw, a swig, pa-shah. If kitty is a mean drunk, keep your distance from it's claw. Fun little write Michelle. Wishing you a very nice holiday season. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 10:46:00 AM
    VERY NICE

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 9:20:00 AM
    Nice light-hearted little poem with some interesting imagery. You could do with less commas.

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 9:02:00 AM
    Excellent poem adorned with diamond words conjured a nice magic where whole picture is beautifully screened. Genius only and simply. Loved always, my poet friend,bl

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 9:01:00 AM
    a stunning masterpiece, I am just taken,

  1. Date: 12/16/2014 8:44:00 AM
    Brilliant work. Every line a delightful surprise. Love it.

  1. Date: 1/18/2014 1:07:00 PM
    Take the last two lines out of this wonderfully writenpiece. The flow was fantastic and you have me believing that you play the fiddle your self. It is a wonderful tribute to fiddlers of old. John

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