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Monday, March 4, 2013

Diamond's last poems

As we know, Diamond was a keen writer of haiku and tanka poetry. He would get Lynettea to jot down his musings and then help him put them on his blog. Recently Lynettea came across what must have been Diamond's last poems in a small notebook tucked away in a drawer. I am sorry to say that this made her burst into tears.
I persuaded her that Diamond would have liked to share his last haiku and tanka with all of us, so she agreed they should be published here.
Princess Aurora (Shubunkin)

Diamond's last poems

spring afternoon
gentle hands lift me
into the sunshine

falling asleep
while still upright
light in the shadows

which way to turn?
a cacophony
of bird calls

she loves me
she loves me not
she loves me
the softness of petals
falling on my fur


Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Oh! Those are lovely!

Mr Puddy said...

Many Hugs to your Human

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Wonderful images they capture. Sending hugs to you.

cats of wildcat woods

The Island Cats said...

Wow, those are beautiful. Thanks for sharing those with us.

Keisha said...

Those are very pretty.

The Cat From Hell said...

That is beautiful and so poignant!
Thanks yous for sharing!
Nellie and Mom

Kari said...

We're crying too! Diamond was a very special cat.
His first poem, so visual, so heartfelt. We can, for a moment, be Diamond and feel the warmth and comfort he felt being lifted by loving hands, sheer joy starting the purr, the warmth of the sun on fur and face, old bones feeling young again. Being alive, present in the moment.

Just beautiful, dear friends, just beautiful.

Diamond said...

Lynettea has asked me to thank everyone for their thoughtful comments. She starts crying if she reads Diamond's last poems. What a loving and beautiful cat and so thoughtful. We miss him.
Princess Aurora (Shubunkin)

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for sharing our dear friend Diamond's last poems. They are lovely and evocative, and they made us cry, too.

Hugs to all you Pond Fish, and to Lynettea.

Kari said...

Stopped by to say hello. We haven't heard from you in a bit. Hope all is well.
Love to you.