dVerse: The View From Our Windows

At dVerse today, Lillian is the pubtender extraordinaire. She challenges us to write a poem about a view outside our window or from the outside looking in. We must also include a picture of the view. We are still celebrating our 6th Anniversary this. Come join us for special fun, special prompts, special times: http://dversepoets.com/2017/07/18/looking-out-looking-in/

copyright kanzensakura

Beneath the Crape Myrtle
bright pink blooms against
summer sky – cat naps beneath –
restful in the shade –
SamCat the Ripper loved hanging out
beneath this crape myrtle tree –
he’d roll in the grass
and twist his body around –
his paws reaching for the sky.
pink blooms fade and fall –
cool wind scatters the petals –
the place is silent now

copyright kanzensakura

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gemma Wiseman
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 21:07:26

    SamCat knows the joys of being close to Nature and all the wonderful music therein.


  2. Frank Hubeny
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 21:15:15

    Nice memories of SamCat the Ripper by the Crape Myrtle tree. Nice view from your window and you have curtains.


    • kanzensakura
      Jul 18, 2017 @ 21:18:18

      Yeppers. I’m the old fashioned type. I am going to be replacing them next week as they are rather shabby after being hung and washed for 10 years! I’ll get the same type though.


  3. Grace
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 21:31:44

    Love the pink blooms of your garden Toni ~ SamCat is looking from above and smiling at you ~


  4. jillys2016
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 21:47:11

    Beautiful pictures – great cat name! Poem onward, my friend.


  5. Charley
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 21:47:50

    You have the taste of haiku in your poetry. I know, it just happens after awhile. It is a pleasant taste.


  6. lillian
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 23:31:23

    Beautiful view outside your window. The pink blooms are gorgeous. I can just imagine your cat stretching and making lovely soft cat sounds neath those blooms. I’m glad you have this picture of him 🙂


  7. navasolanature
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 02:59:25

    Beautiful cat under such a lovely tree. Good to have the memories and the photos but now your poem adds to this so poignantly and naturally.!


  8. Sumana Roy
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 03:19:02

    Lovely memories. Closing lines are poignant.


  9. Jane Dougherty
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 05:24:55

    It’s a view imbued with memories. I bet you still see SamCat rolling beneath those trees 🙂


  10. Glenn Buttkus
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 08:30:34

    Wonderful, tender images & memories. For me SAMCAT THE RIPPER will be the title. Putting down a pet is always traumatic. My youngest daughter just had to put down her 13 year old pug; like losing a family member.


  11. kim881
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 14:10:05

    I love the view of those ‘bright pink blooms’ and SamCat the Ripper, Toni.The way you describe how
    ‘he’d roll in the grass
    and twist his body around –
    his paws reaching for the sky’
    he’s definitely Somebody’s Cat!


  12. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 14:29:07

    Oh, I remember SamCat. Tears. Our neighbor lost a cat just this morning. More tears. The view is such a delight. We have a Crepe Myrtle, very small, that looks like it is dead every year when we return in May, but every year it comes back and grows a little more. I suppose the winter snow and wind beat on it. But the little runt is a fighter. A smaller one gave up.


  13. annell4
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 16:10:31

    The kitty makes it perfect!


  14. whippetwisdom
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 17:22:44

    What a beautiful picture of SamCat, I can imagine him loving this garden still from where he is now :o) xxx


  15. Janice
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 22:25:56

    Beautifully written…loss and beauty combined.


  16. sreeja Harikrishnan
    Jul 20, 2017 @ 06:18:48

    Lovely…. beautiful pics….the last line came unexpected!


  17. memadtwo
    Jul 20, 2017 @ 06:28:55

    Amazing how this echoes my own view. That empty space, always there. (K)


  18. Imelda
    Jul 20, 2017 @ 21:20:36

    It’s a charming scene – words and pictures both. 🙂


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