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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: 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

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 7:36:00 PM

    fiddlers cat he likes a snooze, when he aint on the bordeaux booze, nothing left to perchance lose, till the plonk does overcome :} plonk=booze great poetry babe...

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 2:13:00 PM

    The best turkey is Austin's Wild Turkey. I haven't had a drink in nearly 20 years, but i still thirst for it. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 6:37:00 PM

    Great cute verse Mikki, I like this original version best! light & love

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 11:35:00 AM

    in another month it will be a year since we've heard from you, Mikki. I mean your poetry . I'm having trouble too, getting up inspiration. Lately I'm digging into the stuff I wrote in the 80s. Love and hugs, daver

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 1:52:00 PM

    Ahh charming but why not the Fiddlin' Cat for there is no sight of an owner here who is a fickler only a cat fiddling? Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 4:55:00 PM

    I see that I already commented on this poem. But I so enjoyed rereading this gem.

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 10:47:00 AM

    Hi Michelle, can I please call you Mikki, too..PLEASE!!! :-)... In the mean time I have to ask you a question.. When will you post another poem? I want to be one of the first ones to comment your poem when you do. I hope you are checking in on us from time to time... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:13:00 AM

    Hi, Mikki. The Kruetzer Sonata, besides being a great sonata by Beethoven is also a great painting by a famous artist showing two lovers, one holding a violin, the other making a loving advance over the piano. Something like that - I'd have to see the painting again. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:48:00 AM

    Mikki back again....David

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 9:43:00 PM

    A wonderful read. Fabulous flow. Thanks for stopping by my page today, SuZ

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 4:31:00 PM

    Well this kitty was playing all night. very cute Michelle, love reading these kinds . have a great day ;}

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:58:00 AM

    Mikki, another re- re- read, I absolutely love it, well done and Happy Easter to you...David

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 7:20:00 PM

    Hope you and the boys & sis are well & the sweet pup, I have been writing away here trying to find things to send to magazines. How are you? Love you always!

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 11:12:00 AM

    Hey Mikki just back for a re-read of this little gem...David

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 8:55:00 AM

    I wish you would come over and paint my house. Honestly, there are few places that aren't either peed-on or flaking. Hugs to you and Kiwi. daver

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 3:36:00 PM

    When the swallows get the hell out of Chicoutimi, eh? Keep Kiwi out of that place wherever it is. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 6:39:00 AM

    Love Joe Inca's response... "I love this freakin cat!!!" I echo his words... loved it! Hugs, Jack xox

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 9:41:00 AM

    Sorry to say that when Santa went by dog sled he couldn't use Kiwi. Happy New Year. Write some poetry. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:38:00 AM

    this is just a wonderful visual poem, amazing imagery...

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 3:43:00 PM

    Mikki, wow love this, have you been hiding? David

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 9:27:00 AM

    How are you? Where are you? What be happening? Are you making fruit cakes for Christmas? What? Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:08:00 AM

    I love this freakin cat!!! Is there ever a time when you don't know the perfect words to draw a reader in? What a fun mental picture I had while reading this. You rock

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 7:49:00 PM

    Michelle, love the idea, and cats meow. The image digs, with deepness, ..I like the mosaic image. it's own city vision,,, love this..PD

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 1:04:00 PM

    Nice poem, Mikki... kinda bends the mind... I like it... Terry

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 12:30:00 AM

    what a delightful poem, really had me giggling here and there. Happy thanx giving.

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 5:59:00 PM

    HAhaHAha! You made me laugh!! : ) Thanks for that! My "boxer" is not a dog! LOL! It's my underwear! So funny! Im glad you talked to John! A big hug. Ruben.

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 11:12:00 AM

    This is so cute, Michelle! Love it!

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    Happy Thanksgiving!
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 11:12:00 AM

    Soup Mail!

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 10:58:00 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving, Mikki. Give Kiwi a nice bowl of turkey and a kiss for me. Love, daver

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