Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Of Snow and Cats



Of snow and cats

Snow
Strange stuff
Who would have thought it up
Rain
Rain I understand
Even sleet
Oh, so logical sleet
But snow?
Such fluff

Like cats
Strange beasts
cats
They purr
What other animal purrs
And meow in cat
Is actually two words
Dogs are logical
Cats
So surreal

Cat on lap
In front of the ire
Huge goose feather
Flakes of snow
Falling outside the window
I find myself studying
The snowy white fur upon my cats face
Most complex
So intricately patterned
Like a flake
of snow

Just for show?
The snow
Each flake unique
or with a purpose unknown
Strange whorls of hair
each part of the cat's puss
With its own unique pattern
Little recessed cone
surround a whisker
Each a different length

I get Adam and Eve
The chicken and the egg
But snow
A cat's purr
It's fur
These are mysteries
to contemplate
Before the fire
On a quiet snowy night

Me
Ow
Two words
Of course
snow
but
one

(c) Jacqui Binford-Bell 2007