by Janet Blue on February 27, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday again and time for poetry. This week I have written both a haiku and poem for Teddy and Angel Sammy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) poetry challenge. This week’s inspiration photo and my poems are below.



Dream of Dancing

Growing up I wanted to be a dancer.
My parents knew it wasn’t possible,
But I didn’t…they never told me
I watch with fascination and envy
When I see masters of this art
Glide, swing, twirl and fly.
Alone, with a partner or ensemble
Dance is seductive, mesmerizing.
Someday I will dance…in heaven.
Surely God would not deny me
This one simple dream and pleasure.

My haiku:

Sexy, glamorous
Acrobatic, flexible
How do they do that?

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 02/26/2020

If you’d like to try your hand or paw at poetry, checkout Two Spoiled Cats each Thursday for their inspiration photo for the following week. You can get there by clicking on the badge below. While there, make certain you read Angel Sammy’s poem. It is always thoughtful and purrfect! And you can find links in the Comments section to poems by other bloggers.


Thankful Thursday


I am thankful for this rag-tag gang of felines as well as their four furblings. What you can’t see is that these four are curled up at my feet. I am never alone or lonely.

I am blessed to have Dad Tom, the eight Kitties Blue and wonderful, supportive friends in my life.

The kitties and I are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian. To join us, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge.



Feline Opines February 27, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Amen! We agree that furiends (furry or otherwise) are a big blessing!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
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Ellen Pilch February 27, 2020 at 6:36 pm

Great job on the poem. And I love the family photo. XO
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The Island Cats February 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm

What a great pic of the 4 of them curled up on the bed. They sure must keep you warm. 🙂 Great poem too.
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Sandee February 27, 2020 at 3:18 pm

I love the poem. I’m sure dancing in heaven is allowed. No one will have two left feet either.

Aw on the kitties. I’m thankful I quit lurking here and started commenting. You and your kitties have brought such joy.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, Janet. Big hug to you and lots of lovies and scritches to the kitties. ♥
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Eastside Cats February 27, 2020 at 10:06 am

I look at that photo, and I wonder how in the heck she can dance in those shoes!
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Brian Frum February 27, 2020 at 9:27 am

That’s such a sweet poem. We love that wonderful pile of sweet ones. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Allie and Noelle February 27, 2020 at 8:04 am

OMC we are both so excited to see our handsome ManCats this morning! You made our day!!!

Mom loves your poem and your haiku. She wishes she could dance! Maybe in Heaven all the Moms will be great dancers. Mom has a choir friend who says that in Heaven she will be able to sing all parts!!

Smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Linda Arthur Tejera February 27, 2020 at 7:44 am

I always loved to dance too! Started as a dance major in college but was told there’s no future in it. Maybe they just meant for me! LOL! Such an adorable picture of the furblings!
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Pam and Teddy February 27, 2020 at 5:24 am

Oh dear Janet you will be a dancing Queen of that I am sure….one day but FAR in the future…..I’ll be there too – being the prima ballerina I wanted to be, graceful as a swan instead of like an elephant back in my youth! I think you have a wonderful pile of kitties to keep you warm – I wish Teddy would cooperate (do you hear me Teddy???) – he’s affectionate but not a lap or bed boy. Thanks so much for writing poetry with us every week – you always do a masterful job of creating something totally “tuned in” to the photos Angel Sammy gives us! Love you…………

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs February 27, 2020 at 3:10 am

I love that poem you composed! And the haiku is spot on! I couldn’t dance if my life depended on it…Hah! When I try/pretend everyone giggles….its OK,Usually I am too:)

Hubby & I went to a symphony concert recently, and it was called Tango, and they had authentic dancers on stage, now that was a big treat!

That is a cozy kitty pile at your feet! Sweet!
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