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Bright Birds

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Bright Birds

Deceptive, drowsy,
the gray cat, Tempus, in doldrums
lazes, purring, stretching.
I have watched him:
cunning eyes half-closed,
he stalks bright birds in the garden,
near day lilies.
Wings wet from flights
through the sprinkler's sweeps,
the birds swoop, glide, flutter.
They light on dry grass,
strut and shake themselves,
are lulled. Then,
Tempus pounces on one bird.
The rest are routed…
And Tempus fugit.

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  1. Date: 1/26/2012 3:20:00 PM
    How witty and original. I loved your ending to a delightful poem, and being a cat lover myself, a joy to read.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 8:46:00 AM
    Cunning eyes half-closed...nicely penned, thanks for sharing, loved, bl

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 12:09:00 AM
    ...clocks tick...bright, beautiful moments, thoughts, words (people too) come by like fluttering birds...one dreadful moment and all the bright birds fly away... You are such a brilliant poet!

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 3:00:00 PM
    I don't have a cat right now, but I've had them in the past. Your cat sounds a lot like those I've had. I had one female, and she was more of an aggressive hunter than the males. Good write.

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 10:53:00 AM
    Nice alliteration here. I had a cat for many years and miss her. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/6/2011 9:25:00 AM
    naughty cat! I have always much preferred cats to birds anyway! Thanks for your comment not too many of us free verse poets here, glad to meet you! [ps I found out if I type in the search box on the mac it gives spelling alternatives! can't wait to get back to my PC] Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 10:29:00 AM
    Larry, this sounds like Tempus could have been any one of my cats. They are clever creatures, pretending to laze about as they are really stalking prey. Really enjoyed this one! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 8:49:00 PM
    GREAT descriptive writing, Leo, let me see one more!

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 6:08:00 PM
    Nice visual impact...Great!

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 1:10:00 PM
    Creative and delightful expressions on bright birds, Leo