An author’s poem – M.L.Merijanian
Spring Cup Runneth over; Grace is my God’s gift, Twilight my evening’s song. Gentle, peaceful and kind is his treasure in my heart. For Randy, Grace and Twilight.
Originally, my thoughts were to find a picture of a cat in the fog, since Grace and Twilight will never be out in the fog, and place Carl Sandburg’s poem, Fog along side. But, alas this has been done, and done well. Take a look at this blog and original art by Laurel Neustadter.
However, I do love this poem and wanted to share it with you here, on my Modern Cat Life blog. I have thought of it often over the years after seeing dense fog caught in the hills of the Missouri landscape, floating in the mountains of Virginia, Washington D.C. and Colorado, and sitting still over the rivers in Alabama. This poem haunts me in a good way.
The picture below is a birds-eye view from the second story of my Alabama backyard. I think this old man in the Chinese Tallow, “popcorn” tree may be reciting this poem as his picture was taken in the dense fog. What do you think?
Grace is our March cover kitty. I have the pleasure of frequently taking her on tour at her home in the city and we spend hours talking. This time, I asked her a few questions.
Grace, do you have a special garden technique you would like to share?
“Generally, I act like I’m gardening. This photo shoot was especially fun since I’m sure there was a bug or lizard right there at my fingertips. As I have mentioned, I am an outdoor girl”
Grace, How did you learn to walk on a lead?
“First, I spent a few weeks inside just trying the contraption on for fit, ease of movement, and balance. I wanted to fall over since it seemed heavy, and run since it was giving me claustrophobia. Of course, I bit the purple strap my person was holding on to, I thought it was a new game! I finally got used to the lead and harness, so now outside City adventures are fun-filled time spent hunting, running, playing, and hanging out with Momma. Maybe I’ll post my outdoor walking video, so you can see the fun for yourselves.”
Thank you Grace for the exercise.
Kitty Kisses ~ Momma