This Poem was Submitted By: Kenneth R. Patton On Date: 2006-01-19 14:47:19 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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The Nobility of Cats

My house is now without a cat Windows friendless and bare   No trilling at birds in the feeder remembering distant years   The sliding door screen clawed no more by the hunter with no prey   Lifeless wood and carpeting all now that remain   Yet I am here and still alive What power do I lack?   To bring the warmth back to this place The magnificence of cats

Copyright © January 2006 Kenneth R. Patton

Additional Notes:
The last in what has turned out to be a "Tigger Trilogy"

This Poem was Critiqued By: Thomas H. Smihula On Date: 2006-02-07 06:57:50
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.60526
You do show the warmth cats bring to you. I like the structure and presentation but would have liked to see a little more depth at the lonliness felt by the lack of their presence. Just a thought from this reader showing more of more than just a visual.

This Poem was Critiqued By: Mark Andrew Hislop On Date: 2006-02-04 14:52:26
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.66667
Ken 'Magnificence of cats': Have you read Chirstopher Smart's poem about his cat, Jeffrey? I think you'd like it. Too many barking dogs around, these days. Cats are good for the soul. As was this. Mark
This Poem was Critiqued By: Dellena Rovito On Date: 2006-01-31 21:27:02
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.33333
Kenneth, I love my cat 'Smokey'. Animals have much integriity, it's an honor to know them. If only people could be as such! I have a carpeted stand as you. I have a dear friend that feeds and cares for the ferrel cats. getting them neutered/clipping their ears to show. like street urchins, unwanted. a man who knows and loves animals is a man to respect! Bless the gift 'Tigger' bestowed on all of us. Tigger isn't gone, he lives in the hearts who knew him... What affects one, affect all. Good evening Kenneth, Dellena
This Poem was Critiqued By: Gerard Andrew Geiger On Date: 2006-01-26 09:15:45
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Dear Kenneth; I'm sorry I missed your first two poems in your trilogy of cats. I like this ode on the nobility of Cats. I like that you refer to the missing warmth of the cat's presence. After all isn't that why we allowed them to domesticate us in the first place! thanks for this piece. Gerard
This Poem was Critiqued By: DeniMari Z. On Date: 2006-01-22 22:39:38
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.62500
Dear Kenneth, Very nicely written with true sentiments of someone who is missing their pet. Imagery is good, and sets the stage of the cat missing from his familiar spots in the house. This is really very sad, and could bring tears when you say, that you lack the power to bring that kind of warmth back into your life, and home. I have recently become a new cat owner (he's 9 mos old now)and the star of our house (lol), I can relate to all of your sentiments. In it's simplicity, you've told a very warm, touching tale and for that I thank you. Sincerely, Denimari
This Poem was Critiqued By: Thomas Edward Wright On Date: 2006-01-20 07:26:20
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.62500
This has a very nice feel to it Ken. The rhythm is interesting, and the the way you've structured the stanzas helps that rhythm. Nice. tom
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