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Upon Awakening

Upon Awakening

I see you morning,
curling down into
my front yard
like a big golden cat
come to play.

your paws ruffle the trees 
but they are only bones 
clacking noisily like 
.geese squabbling 
making your ears twitch.

you snuffle the dried beds 
wanting to rub against the lilacs
but they are sleeping within
the grey hard branches 
and will not answer you.

ah but there is a rose,
sheltered from rude November
by the cottage in a quiet spot,
one last hurrah as red as berries
you curl around it and purr.
 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 12/27/2017 10:09:00 AM
What a delightful reimagining! I keep reading this one over and over again. Sublimely beautiful poetry Patricia. A SPECIAL FAV. Happy New Year. George
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Date: 12/2/2017 5:28:00 AM
Wonderful pastoral poem, Pat. Splendor is the imagery of this most expressive poem. The allusions are spot on. Mighty fine poetry. Love and smiles.
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 12/2/2017 9:37:00 AM
Thank you Freddie.
Date: 12/1/2017 12:14:00 AM
November can be rude the opposite down here, like a dog on heat. Love the analogy
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Date: 12/1/2017 5:49:00 PM
Thank you Jannie.
Date: 11/29/2017 6:28:00 PM
I love the way you portrayed the morning as a big golden cat, Patricia. The imagery in this poem is really good!
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 12/1/2017 5:49:00 PM
Cats are fickle and so has our sun been lately. Thanks Carol.
Date: 11/29/2017 9:52:00 AM
This is just fantastic...
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 12/1/2017 5:46:00 PM
Thank you Silent One.
Date: 11/28/2017 9:43:00 PM
Totally divine, Patricia. Undeniably a FAVE for me!!
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 12/1/2017 5:45:00 PM
Line you are very kind. I hope it gets us some sun.
Date: 11/28/2017 4:33:00 PM
Excellent--from start to finish--love the way you depicted morning--and then it got to the rose to curl around....--very creative, Patricia!
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 11/28/2017 4:43:00 PM
Thank you Vijay.
Date: 11/28/2017 2:56:00 PM
Beautiful and imaginative imagery, Patricia. // Barry.
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 11/28/2017 3:13:00 PM
We have had so few sunny days I really take notice when it happens. Thank you and welcome to my home.
Date: 11/28/2017 2:00:00 PM
I love the unique imagery you relay in this enchanted piece. A last lovely red rose! Beautiful Patricia! : )
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 11/28/2017 3:07:00 PM
Thank you Connie.
Date: 11/28/2017 12:46:00 PM
A gorgeous scenery you paint! Love it :) A lovely day to you sweet sister of the pen xomo!
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 11/28/2017 3:06:00 PM
And to you. Is that us flying? Thanks for the lift.