Monday, April 19, 2010

NaPoWriMo #19: Cats

For the Day 18 prompt at Readwritepoem. (Yes, it looks as if I post my responses a day late. That's because of the time difference, when the Day 18 prompt went up, it was close to my bedtime for the 18th, even though it was probably around 12.01 a.m. in the US, so I use it for the following day.)

(I'm not sure what the title of this one is yet)

(All NaPoWriMo poems have now been removed for possible editing and submissions. Contact me if you would like to read them.)
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OK, I'm writing this in a great hurry, although I have been thinking it over for a few hours, because I've been at work all day, then the supermarket, and am shortly going out for the evening. Usually I write on my coffee break but with a new staff member to show the ropes, I felt obliged to be sociable.

I'm not much of a cat person, but my daughter has a rather intelligent cat (actually, I think the cat has my daughter), and some of the details came from there.

I've been reading the poems of Linda Gregg and was struck by how short and simple many of her sentences were. I tend to write long complicated musings with lots of subordinate clauses, so I tried to simplify the grammar in this one.

4 comments:

Kay McKenzie Cooke. said...

I like to read about your writing process. What you're doing / trying / trialing is certainly working. Strong poetry is the result.

Only Footprints said...

Love it!

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, really imaginative, my grandmother always used to talk about things being dragged in by the cat, but never poems. Phew!

poemblaze said...

Fun poem. I love the idea of releasing poems back to the wild.