Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Time again for some poetry. Here is this week’s inspiration photo, provided by Two Spoiled Cats.


witch's brew shrew stew


You may have noticed that three of the Kitties Blue have been added to this week’s photo. This is the third consecutive week I have “tampered” with Teddy and Angel Sammy’s photo, so I believe I owe you an explanation. This is a cat blog, and I’d like to keep my focus on felines. Teddy and Angel Sammy’s mom, Pam, has let me know she and the boys don’t mind my doing this. So, here’s this week’s poem, featuring Kizmet, Lisbeth and Cooper Murphy. Had I not placed them in the photo, my poem would have been quite different. I’m certain some faeries would have been included.

The first stanza is Lisbeth and Kizmet speaking to Cooper. The second stanza is his reply.

Witch’s Brew or Shrew Stew

We wonder what’s in this pot—
A witch’s brew as likely as not?
Does this mean our human is one,
Or are we imagining this explanation?
Maybe she’s cooking us a nice stew—
Perhaps a huge shrew in a yummy roux.
Cooper Murphy come here and help us see
If this is something delicious or just a kettle of tea.

Unless it’s treats or a cauldron of Fancy Feast,
I have no interest in the least.
If you girls do find something you like,
I might consider having a teensy bite.
But if it turns out to be something yucky,
Then I’ll know I was truly lucky
To have avoided that boiling pot
For my nap is this delightful, shady spot!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 10/09/2022

If you’d like to try writing some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats on Thursdays for the following week’s inspiration photo. And while you’re visiting, please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Bridge, and he is a masterful poet. You can click on the poetry badge to go there now.

Thankful Thursday

On Thursdays we also like to share the things for which we are thankful. Here’s what we’ve got for this week.

We are extremely grateful that Brian and his dad, Terry, host this hop each week. It is important for everyone to count their blessings. No matter how good or bad things are, life can throw in a curve ball that knocks us on our derrieres. That’s exactly what happened to Brian’s family this week. On Monday, beautiful and sweet Dolly suddenly and unexpectedly flew off to the Bridge. Then, before we could even process this sad news, we found out that Dad Terry had to have an emergency appendectomy. It breaks our hearts that Brian, Terry, Mom Celeste, Simon and Seal are dealing with so much turmoil, stress and sadness. We send them all our love and prayers. We will remember Dolly on our Sunday Selfies post.

So, you are probably wondering how any of that could make us thankful. It doesn’t! But we are thankful that everyone here is okay. We’re also thankful we live in America. Though things haven’t been exactly peaceful or easy the last couple of years, no other country is waging war upon us and trying to take away our home and freedom. We are devastated by what is happening in Ukraine. It is wrong! I made a “We Support Ukraine” badge a few days ago. It is on our sidebar, and you are welcome to take it and use it if you like.

I do have a personal thankful for all the good wishes from friends on the occasion of my birthday earlier this week.

May each of you reading this, as well as your friends and family, remain healthy and safe.