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The Magic Show

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  The Magic Show

Oh, I always knew the magic
of rainbows in the morning dew,
and necklaces of spider’s web
after a storm,
or the sound that serenades
dreams in cozy flannel winters,
but I always looked with human eyes.

Today,
I  saw the magic in raindrops
through the eyes of my
black feline friend,
with fur bejeweled
in rich display
of natures’ jewels.

She refused to come in
out of the rain,
instead she lounged on table
just outside the window,
mesmerized by raindrops
sliding down a plastic sheet
across the chair and down
onto the patio where a pool
was growing.

Each drop was like a diamond,
a marble of translucent hue,
that teased her paw,
for when she had it
it was gone
and another slid gracefully to
just beyond her reach.

The capture
had her baffled
as she flaunted,
chasing feline prowess
with sideways glance
then pounced with great stealth
upon a myriad of crystal balls
rolling-rolling
down  
  down
into a pool of liquid silver.

‘Twas so,
I saw embarrassment
fleeting across whiskers
as she slid with grace undaunted,
like a skate boarder on stairs
that lead into a crash,
hers, the waiting sterling
of a cold splash.

Then with great dignity
she exited the stage
and left me with her caprice
and a smile.



 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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WHat joy our pets can bring.  I never really cared for cats.....but you have me wanting to go and steal my next door neighbors now.....   What a wonderful image you have given in  your words

 There are two kinds of pedestrians...the quick and the dead. Drive it like you stole it.

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And me thinks your poetry is a touch of magic...
wonderful my friend.
Martie
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First Knight--pets are delightful most of the time...thanks so much for likeing my poem.

Mike--Your words in reply are magic--thank you.
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4 posted 03-08-2000 09:31 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Martie~
What are you ... a magician or something?

Only you, Martie-The-Magnificient,
could pull this one out of your hat.
'I saw embarrassment
fleeting across whiskers'

~*Marge*~




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Enjoyed your kitty's near cat~astrophe through your grand poetic storytelling.

~ Claire
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Always look forward to your poems, Martie!

They are all so beautiful!

Corinne
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Delightful, Martie!!  

Denise
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loved it    love your descriptions  
-molly aka sam
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9 posted 03-09-2000 08:28 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Martie,

This was wonderful, its neat that she did not want to come out of the rain.

Cerenity
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i must concur - to me your poetry is magic in itself.  

michael
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Martie~ Wonderful.... I was there watching your cat! You made me smile and laugh,thank you.  -SEA
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You capture a moment so beautifully... and share it magnificently... I love this, Martie!
Martie
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My cat would be so surprised to know that her antics pleased so many people--she dropped into our lives as a wild kitten from the alley--that's why her name is Needful.  Thanks so much for your wonderful comments!!
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