Franci 馃悵Eugenia Hoffman

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My Cat

My Cat

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Callie - adopted 2/14/2020

My cat sits on the window sill

My cat sits on the window sill

Watching the birds and bees fly by

They flit and flutter in the sky

Her antics more than meet the eye

Watching the birds and bees fly by

My cat she lets out such a sigh

My cat she lets out such a sigh

Watching twinkling stars as they dance

Her wide golden eyes in a trance

Hoping to see a ghost perchance

Watching twinkling stars as they dance

My cat naps on warm summer days

My cat naps on warm summer days

Sun puddles sing their lullabies

She dreams of birds and bees that fly

Sun puddles sing their lullabies

Sun puddles sing their lullabies

This poem is my endeavor for the poetry form Singsangsong.

聽An eighteen-line poem consisting of six stanzas. The lines can be metered or not聽and have no fixed lengths (the length of each line can vary within the poem). The stanzas alternate between couplets (two lines) in which the first line repeats as the second, and quatrains (four lines) in which all four lines rhyme with each other (a monorhyme). The first line of the quatrain also repeats as the fourth line (and in the case of the final quatrain, the third line as well). In other words, the singsangsong鈥檚 rhyme scheme can be expressed (with capital letters representing repeated lines) as AA BbbB CC DddD EE FfFF.

The poetry form was invented by fellow blogger, Paul at Paul's Poetry Playground. https://playground.poetry.blog/2021/07/27/invented-poetry-forms-the-singsangsong/

Franci Eugenia Hoffman

Franci enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it鈥檚 time for Franci to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys鈥pending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, and writing poetry. Franci鈥檚 writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi鈥檚 Causerie and Eugi鈥檚 Milieu. Franci has authored eBooks Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother Nature, and also has writings at Spillwords, PoetrySoup, beBee.com, and various anthologies.

Comments

Jerry Fletcher

1 year ago #15

Beautiful Franci. I'm not a poetry fan but this portrait of a feline matches my lifelong observations of those earthy creatures.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #14

@Franci 馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador 

Multiplied thanks .. was not familiar with poetry form Singsangsong 

 

my favorite lines

Sun puddles sing their lullabies

She dreams of birds and bees that fly

 

My cats sit on the window sill 

My cats sit on the window sill 

 

They are destroying the wood 

Like some cats in the hood ;~) 

 

Perhaps I'll keep going 

I share your purr-fect 鈥淪ingsangsong鈥

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #13

I like that one :-)

Bill Stankiewicz

1 year ago #12

Irene 馃悵 Rodriesco

1 year ago #6

Irene 馃悵 Rodriesco

1 year ago #5

馃樆Love cats 

John Rylance

1 year ago #4

One of the best cat poems I've read.

It describes my cat beautifully. 

She would say she sits on the window sill to keep an eye out for her arch - enemy the black tom from next door.

The language when they cross paws is far from poetic.

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #3

wonderful buzz @Franci 馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador ! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Ken Boddie

1 year ago #2

Cats certainly do a lot of sitting around and watching, @Franci 馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador which, in my completely irrelevant and irreverent opinion, makes them far from 鈥榩urrfect鈥. In spite of the general lack of social interaction exhibited by felines, my neighbour took her moggy for a COVID test recently. The results came back 鈥榩awsitive鈥. 馃槀馃ぃ馃槀

Bill Stankiewicz

1 year ago #1

Wonderful post to read Franci!  Now I will take a cat nap 馃槾 with my friend Poochy.  She likes cats too馃檶馃槾馃憞馃憦鈽濓笍

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