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The Sharing of Wild Things

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Martie
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The Sharing of Wild Things

Imagine
this impressive pair
of furry four-legged hunger
at my back door.

One,
a black cat with white paws
and bib,
of questionable alley
parenting,
appeared like summertime
and stuck her warm fur
into my indifference
then made her way into the kitchen
and my heart with her need.

The other,
a wild thing
of odiferous intent when necessary,
small lissome beauty,
so pretty in black and white
tuxedo with graceful curving tail.

They were standing together
eating from the same bowl
of catís Deli Delight.
An awe-inspiring look at sharing
from such a humble pair.

They were both intent
on filling up,
but watchfulness was obvious
as one casually eyed me,
the other was ready to turn-tail
and run

or should I be the one
to run if it turned tail?

I closed the door and watched
them out the window
as my awe melted around me.


 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-31-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

I just wanted to say that your opening was beautiful.  It completly caught my attention and then the third stanza just sucked me right in.  Your word usage is outstanding in this poem.  And the pause on certain individual words is just powerful.  I like your writing style.  Keep up the good work.

Jfreak
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2 posted 01-31-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, Martie, you do have a way with words!
Always a pleasure to read your poems!
This is delightful!

Denise
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Martie-
Extremely pleasurable to read.
Lots of imagery in this.
You do have a 'way with words".
~*Marge*~


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Elizabeth Santos
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A special moment made into an unforgettable tale. Very captivating, that pair
Liz
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Something must be real good here because i am a dog kind of guy   and here I sit wondering where I can get a cat....   Great job Martie


 I used to be schizophrenic, but we're ok now so don't make me mad cause I'm running out of places to hide the bodies......LOL


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6 posted 01-31-2000 09:41 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Martie, you can take the simplest act and turn it into a beautiful poem.  
Martie
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jfreak--Thank you so much for taking the time to reply so thoroughly, and for liking my writing style.

Denise--You are always there with such kind words.  Thanks

Marge--thanks my friend for the read

Liz--there are so many special moments to capture, just not enough time.

First knight--I like dogs too.  Thanks for your comments

Balladeer--thanks for always knowing the right thing to say.
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Martie, Yikes! Did the skunk stick around? Or was he gone with the wind (or whiff??) It must have been a neat sight to witness. Wonderfully told (and fragrant!) tale. (Tail??)  

Claire
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Martie - how do you keep doing it? YOU need to get out there and get published my friend...

K

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life enriches writing'
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Love the poem, Martie... especially "and stuck her warm fur into my indifference then made her way into the kitchen and my heart with her need." I've acquired pets in just such a manner... but would never have phrased it so beautifully!
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