AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Potrait of Shadow

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Our Shadow
Today's Prompt ~ rondeau redoublé

A grey ball of fluff on a gravy train
She's a princess, a wit, a cool, cool cat
An actress who prides in prim disdain
A treasure who loves an int'resting chat

She swoons in the never-ending pat
Soft cushions give her a charming refrain
Dreams are sweet on her window mat
A grey ball of fluff on a gravy train

A brush of her fur is her daily champagne
Selective food ensures she's not fat
Tuned into a psychologist's vein
She's a princess, a wit, a cool, cool cat

A Cleopatra with romantic hat
A lively dancer who abhors the rain
A singer who sighs like a spoilt brat
An actress who prides in prim disdain

A beautiful soul who keeps me sane
A dearest friend who loathes a spat
Her rubs and eyes ease my stress and pain
A treasure who loves an int'resting chat

Her character swings like a ball and bat
From funny to serious and back again
She's so very special and she knows that
A gem who offers a heavenly chain

A grey ball of fluff...

Today's Prompt is hosted by DL Dodge


magiceye said...

wow shadow that is such a lovely tribute to you!!

Woof woof
from Bozo
Pets forever

Naquillity said...

one can definitely see how special Shadow is to you. i love that photo of her. you captured her perfectly. hope you have many more special years ahead with her. have a great day.

JL Dodge said...

awe Gemma that was purrrfect !!
You made it look effortless !
Well done !

Gattina said...

What a beauty !

Lynette Killam said...

Oh, Shadow is a beauty indeed, and knows it well, I think! Love the photo, and your poem so clearly speaks of how much you adore her. A lovely post...

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

A wonderful cat tribute!



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