Poetry Friday ~ Little Black Kitty

19 Jun

It’s the third week of the month! Time for a Photo Prompt! Colleen Chesebro’s 2020 Weekly Poetry Challenge

 

Image by Huda Nur from Pixabay


Hi, everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to start by saying that I’m almost done going through my editor’s edits and the book is coming along great. I’m also working on the book cover for The Rise of Gadreel. I wanted to share an image of her with you today.

GADREEL

** I’m also a featured guest of Colleen M. Story at her Writing and Wellness Blog. I would appreciate it so much if you would visit her blog, read my author interview and comment and share. Thank you! ❤

I decided to share a lovely poem by one of my favorite poets, Emily Dickinson. In the poem, She Sights a Bird she perfectly evokes the tension of a cat about to pounce.

She sights a Bird—she chuckles—
She flattens—then she crawls—
She runs without the look of feet—
Her eyes increase to Balls—

Her Jaws stir—twitching—hungry—
Her Teeth can hardly stand—
She leaps, but Robin leaped the first—
Ah, Pussy, of the Sand,

The Hopes so juicy ripening—
You almost bathed your Tongue—
When Bliss disclosed a hundred Toes—
And fled with every one—

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Wishing all of you a peaceful, happy, and safe Friday and weekend.

60 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Little Black Kitty”

  1. robertawrites235681907 June 19, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

    A lovely poetic share, Vashti.

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  2. yvettemcalleiro June 19, 2020 at 2:13 pm #

    I love the poem! And that of Gadreel is stunning! 🙂

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 7:48 pm #

      Hi, Yvette! Emily Dickinson is amazing. I’m happy you liked the illustration of Gadreel’s face. I hope you’re enjoying the weekend! 😀 xo

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  3. Colleen M. Chesebro June 19, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

    Awww, Sis… thank you. To write like Emily Dickinson! Well done on your interview and your edits. I’m almost finished with the poetry – how to book. Have a great weekend. ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 8:39 pm #

      Hi, Sis! I know, right? Thank you for visiting the other Colleen’s site. I’m happy you enjoyed the interview. Congratulations! That’s going to be a fun book. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ❤ xo

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      • Colleen M. Chesebro June 21, 2020 at 1:47 pm #

        I can’t wait to read the new book, Sis. I’ve loved this series, so I know it will be amazing. ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 25, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

      Awww. That’s so sweet! In truth, this book was a real challenge, but I also had the most fun writing it. I really do hope you like it. ❤ xo

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  4. John W. Howell June 19, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

    Congratulations on the book, Vashti.

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  5. Jill Weatherholt June 19, 2020 at 4:15 pm #

    Congratulations, Vashti! I enjoyed the interview. I’m currently suffering with that wrist pain you mentioned. I’m not sure if it’s ever going to heal. I love Gadreel! Have a great weekend!

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 9:06 pm #

      You’re so sweet, Jill! Thank you. I’m sorry about your wrist pain. It helps to ice it and wear one of those carpal tunnel wrist bands for a while to keep it immobile. Have you seen a neurologist for it? My wrist gets better for a time and then the pain comes back. I think many writers suffer with some version of this.
      Yay! I’m happy you liked Gadreel’s illustration. Thank you for stopping by Colleen M. Story’s blog and reading the interview! I appreciate it! ❤

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      • Jill Weatherholt June 21, 2020 at 6:36 am #

        My pleasure, Vashti! I’ve been icing and wearing a wrist brace. I haven’t seen a doctor yet, but of course I Googled and I think I’ve diagnosed my problem. The symptoms described in the link below are exactly what I’ve experienced. The pain is quite severe at times. With a book deadline looming, unfortunately I won’t be able to rest my wrist too much, but I’ll try and give it breaks. Thank you! https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10915-de-quervains-tendinosis

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    • Vashti Q June 21, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

      I read the article, Jill. Ouch! I hope you see a doctor soon. He/she may be able to give you an anti-inflammatory to bring down the swelling and relieve the pain. Wishing you have a speedy recovery.

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  6. coldhandboyack June 19, 2020 at 5:27 pm #

    I like that artwork. I’ll follow the link to the interview.

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 9:09 pm #

      Hi, Craig! I’m happy you like how Gadreel’s face turned out. Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy the interview. 😀 xo

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  7. Miriam Hurdle June 19, 2020 at 5:32 pm #

    I enjoyed reading your interview, Vashti. Great advice on using the timer to check yourself when writing. I need to do that because I have poor circulation especially me legs. ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 9:13 pm #

      Thank you for reading the interview and leaving a comment over at Colleen’s blog. Try putting a small foot stool under your dest to prop your feet. It helps. I also flex my feet and roll my ankles while I’m sitting. Thank you, my friend. ❤ xo

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      • Miriam Hurdle June 20, 2020 at 9:51 pm #

        You’re welcome, Vashti. Rolling the ankles are good. I sometimes even put my legs on the desk next to my computer!! I’m supposed to elevate my legs as much as I could especially the left leg that has lymph-edema. ❤ ❤

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  8. coldhandboyack June 19, 2020 at 5:47 pm #

    Great interview. I tried to leave you some comments over there, but it won’t accept me.

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 9:15 pm #

      Yay! I’m happy you liked the interview. I had a little trouble the first time I tried to leave a comment too. Oh, well. Thanks for visiting the blog and reading. I appreciate it. ❤

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  9. Soooz June 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem by Emily Dickinson. I’m heading over to read your interview now. Congrats on the new book, my friend. ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 9:17 pm #

      Hi, Suzanne! Thank you for stopping by here and taking the time to visit Colleen’s blog too. I appreciate the support, my friend. ❤

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  10. Raymond M Hall June 19, 2020 at 8:43 pm #

    Love the kitten. a big cat sook here!

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    • Vashti Q June 25, 2020 at 1:17 pm #

      They can be a bit intimidating, but look at that sweet little face. 😀

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  11. Jan Sikes June 20, 2020 at 11:43 am #

    Thank you for sharing Emily Dickinson’s amazing poem, Vashti. And the image of Gadreel is stunning! I’m heading over to read your interview! Congrats!

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 9:23 pm #

      It’s my pleasure, Jan. I love her work. I’m so glad you like the way Gadreel’s turning out. She’s special to me. Thank you for reading my interview with Colleen and leaving a comment over there. I appreciate the double effort. Thank you! ❤

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  12. Elizabeth June 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

    You described a great moment for a cat, but not so good for the bird! 😉

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 9:28 pm #

      My understanding of Emily Dickinson’s poem is that the bird escaped. ‘She leaps, but Robin leaped the first—’ 😀
      Thank you for visiting Colleen’s blog, reading the interview and leaving a comment. You’re awesome! ❤

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  13. memadtwo June 20, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

    It goes perfectly with the photo. (K)

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author June 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

    Perfect poem for the picture:) I will make sure to head over to your interview. I love Gadreel! Her eyes are piercing. Have a fantastic weekend xo

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    • Vashti Q June 20, 2020 at 9:34 pm #

      I’m happy you think so, Denise. Gadreel is very special to me. It’s so cool that you liked her face. Thank you for making a stop at Colleen’s blog to read and comment. I appreciate you so much. ❤

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  15. Annette Rochelle Aben June 20, 2020 at 4:27 pm #

    if I didn’t love cats already… this would put me over the edge! ❤

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  16. Natalie Ducey June 21, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, Vashti! I really enjoyed your interview with Colleen, too. 🙂 Happy Sunday, my friend! xo

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    • Vashti Q June 21, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

      Happy Sunday, Natalie! Thank you so much for stopping by here and at Colleen’s blog. I appreciate your support, my friend. ❤

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  17. dgkaye June 21, 2020 at 9:13 pm #

    Beautiful share. And love Gadreel! ❤ Can't wait ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 25, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

      Thank you, Debby! Gadreel has a special place in my heart. That’s probably why I challenged myself so with this book. I hope you enjoy it. ❤ xo

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  18. Cleopatra June 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm #

    Gadreel looks sooo beautiful! Is she the picture of a doll or real person? I know you can be really creative!

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    • Vashti Q June 26, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

      Thank you! Her face was inspired from a real woman’s face. I loved the angelic expression on her face. ❤

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  19. Jacquie Biggar June 22, 2020 at 10:18 pm #

    Gadreel’s image is lovely, Vashti. One day, we heard a noise in front of out yard and went out to see our cat, Harley, crouched as a cat does when they’re going to pounce. She looked at us with innocent eyes, but hubby knew better.
    He said, “What are you up to?” just as a tiny bird’s head popped up between her front paws!
    He made Harley release the bird (uninjured) and insisted she’d just been playing, lol.

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    • Vashti Q June 25, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

      Oh no! Ha, ha! That was a close one for the little bird. Cats are so much fun to watch when they think we’re not looking. 😉 That illustration is exactly how I pictured Gadreel in my head, with the soft angelic face. I’m happy you like it.

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  20. SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️ June 24, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

    Very nice blog 💜

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  21. markbierman June 25, 2020 at 8:59 am #

    Looking forward to your new release, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Q June 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

      Yay! Thank you, Mark! I can’t wait to release the book into the world. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  22. D. Wallace Peach June 25, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

    A lovely poetic share, Vashti. And keep up the progress on your book!

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    • Vashti Q June 25, 2020 at 1:32 pm #

      Hi, Diana! I’m happy you enjoyed Emily Dickinson’s poem. She’s wonderful. My goal is for every book I publish to be better than the previous one, so I really challenged myself with this one. I’m happy with the way it’s coming along. Thank you so much, my friend! ❤

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  23. Meg of TfSB 📚 August 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm #

    This is brill – I love the idea of these posts, thank you for sharing! When I saw the picture of the black cat it made me think of the Poe short story… one of my recommendations on my blog 🙂

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