Monday, July 16, 2007

A Rubáiyát for Mickeybear

"Flight" by Marilyn MonREOW

In New York dwells Mickeybear
Who fashions poems beyond compare
For me, his Southern Kittypie,
With wit and love and care.

At his rhymes I gently sigh,
With rumbly purrs in warm supply
Rapture buoys me, lifts me up
And then... I start to fly.

Once with him, we two will sup
On ham with sweetmeat syrup
Then to 'nip and tuna juice...
(My dear, that's just a warmup!)

Sharing, after giblet-mousse,
A kiss, my joy profuse!
Next a cuddle on the wall:
I would ne'er refuse.

My heart, this journey did enthrall
Until my curtain-call
Afloat on rapture, paw-in-paw:
With Mickeybear, my all.

Curled now on the Yamaha,
I'm pleased with my chutzpah
My mancat danced me through the air
And by his love, I'm awed.


I thought about working "stinky goodness" into the poem, but then I decided "giblet-mousse" sounded more poetic. *giggle*!

"Flight" is an "Interlocking Rubáiyát." And here's more about the Rubáiyát form.


Jeter and Mickey said...

What an accomplishment! Omar Khayyam ... step aside ... Marilyn MonREOW is doing the "Rubaiyat"!
I LOVE it ... I think this might be my favorite ... and how New York to find a way to include the word "chutzpah"! I'm amazed. I'm in awe!
(This mancat has his work cut out for him!)

Gretchen said...

Your poem is absolutely wonderful. It's read so smoothyly. I can hardly wait until Yoggie gets back and we work on poetry together.
Hugs, my freind. But deserve applause!

Gretchen said...

Oh, I messed up! Sorry, the word is Smoothly..the poem reads so smoothly. I'm still learning how to type...hee, hee. I have this bum paw and all...hey, a gals got have some excuses to fall back on.

Benjamin Fuzz said...

ahhh, marilyn, you are so very talented. i'm wondering if you should pursue an mfa*. you certainly have the verbal skills to do well. will you publish?

ben fuzbunicus

(*master of feline arts)

Gattina said...

You did a very good job with that poeme ! It's absolutely wonderful ! and the picture !! She really looks like a model ! How beautiful she is !

lordjaders said...

Oh yes, I like that poem. Purrrhaps one day I will wrrrite a poem too. Thank you forrr nominating me forrr the awarrrd. Did you say it was for SNOOZING? (Hee, hee).
Yes, I am a currrious gurrlcat and enjoy visiting cats and making new furrrends.


The Cat Realm said...

You should publish a book with your poems, Marilyn! You are such a wonderful poet!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn,

Beautiful Poem and lovely photo...Hugs Ariel

Karen Jo said...

That's a beautiful poem, Marilyn. I really like this form. It's a bit intricate, but it flows so smoothly that you hardly notice it at first. I love the picture, too.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Marilyn, I didn't know you were such a poet! It was a lovely poem for Mickey.

Henry Helton said...

What a pretty poem. You should be very proud that you can write such beautiful poetry.

Monty Q. Kat said...

That's beautiful!

(And MomBean says that picture of you reminds her of one of the first kitties she grew up with. SHe got all lovely for a while with me afterwards-fanks!)