by Janet Blue on August 30, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We were provided with a beautiful and poignant photo for this week’s poetry challenge. It is from a cemetery in the Ukraine. I’ve had this photo in my mind all week trying to decide what I would write. If I can, I try to include a cat in the poem, and I hope you will appreciate that I did that today.


Love and Devotion


Love and Devotion

This beautiful young woman lying in repose,
Lithe and lovely even in death,
So like a cat luxuriating in the sun.
She must have been beloved and cherished.
We imagine those flowers were
Placed there by her lover. But we also can
Imagine an exquisite cat lying in her arms.
Perhaps one comes to visit, pushes
The blooms aside and snuggles close,
Again in the arms of her mistress and
Wishing to feel her warm body
And gentle touch upon its head.
When the sun goes down and
The stone cools, does the cat leave
To return again on each warm day?
Where is it now? Looking for some
Small gift among the grass and trees
To present to the mistress she adores?
Her devotion is endless and heartbreaking.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 08/29/2018


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday was established by now angel, Sammy. And though he has gone to the Bridge, he continues to write a pawsome poem to share with us each week. It is always a must read. To go to Two Spoiled Cats and read his poem, click on his badge. You also can find other poems and links to poems in the Comments section.

If you haven’t tried writing a poem yet, here’s a site to help you get started, Shadow Poetry. It lists every type of poetry with instructions on how to format them.

Thankful Thursday

Each week Kitties Blue and I also join the blog hop over at Brian’s. We count our blessings every day, but on Thursdays we get the opportunity to put them in print. This has been a rather up-and-down week. Construction did not begin on addition. We have been promised excavation will begin today, and all the kitties have their paws crossed that will come to pass. Sawyer had a couple of focal seizures. And the heat and humidity has been ghastly.

On the upside, my dear friend’s daughter (who was a huge help in getting this blog off the ground) gave birth to a healthy and beautiful baby girl. Sawyer discovered he loves springs (thank you Dori) and can play for hours until he has batted them all under the fridge. Otherwise, all things are status quo, and we certainly can’t complain about that!

Hope everyone else had a great week. To join the blog hop, click on Brian’s badge.


Hairballs and Hissyfits August 31, 2018 at 12:29 pm

i became best friends with one of my teachers as well-it can make such a difference in your life when you have a good teacher!

midnight cake delivery in hyderabad August 31, 2018 at 4:52 am

Such a great comparision with cat, the poem is really inspiring awesome.

Ruby August 30, 2018 at 11:40 pm

Oh, that is such a lovely poem!! So beautifuls and moving.
Ruby ♥
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Jackie Avery August 30, 2018 at 6:33 pm

This poem is really beautiful and brought a lump to my throat.

The Island Cats August 30, 2018 at 5:17 pm

What a lovely poem! We hope the addition starts soon…and Sawyer has no more seizures. Congratulations to your friend’s daughter.
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Mary McNeil August 30, 2018 at 3:46 pm

What a beautiful poem !

Ellen Pilch August 30, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Sad, but beautiful poem. Congrats on your friend’s daughter’s new baby!

Madi and Mom August 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Oh my goodness what a beautiful poem and we think quite fitting with it’s Ukraine location. We love how you included a devoted cat and these lines
“The stone cools, does the cat leave
To return again on each warm day?”
Mom says she is purrty sure if that were her…I’d leave once the stone got cold.
We are just finishing up a 2 week project here at Manor Madi and boyz and girlz I’m glad.
Congrats to the new pawrents
Hugs madi and mom
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Comedy Plus August 30, 2018 at 10:36 am

Always enjoy your poems, but I think this one is my favorite thus far. You have a way with words.

Being thankful is a good thing. If we only take a bit of time to be thankful we are far better for it.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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Eastside Cats August 30, 2018 at 10:03 am

Excellent poem! Sorry it’s been an up-and-down week for you, but let’s hope for improvement.

Katie Isabella August 30, 2018 at 8:00 am

That was lovely. I think it was and is the best of all of them.

Brian Frum August 30, 2018 at 7:59 am

Those are darn good thankfuls and a very wonderful poem. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Linda Arthur Tejera August 30, 2018 at 7:22 am

A beautiful poem, indeed. And a beautiful gravestone statue. Hope your workers show up today and the addition gets done well and timely! And why do all the toys end up hidden underneath everything? 😆 Have a beautiful day! 😀
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Teddy August 30, 2018 at 5:49 am

Oh such a beautiful poem! You know what? Sammy’s poem this week ALMOST had a kitty in place of the flowers too…but it would never have been as beautifully written as this one of yours. I know Sammy wanted the photo to inspire and not make people sad – this is beyond beautiful. We are hoping to hear the escavators are there today AND hoping to hear little Sawyer is not having any major seizures as work begins on the house………….

Love, Teddy (and Mom)
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Lone Star Cats August 30, 2018 at 3:47 am

Springs are so much fun!
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Harvey Button August 30, 2018 at 3:40 am

We think your poem is exceptional and moving Miss Janet.

Well done indeed.

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Summer August 30, 2018 at 2:02 am

That is a really nice poem.
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