Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Cat Nap"

My head maid has written a rather quaint poem about cat napping and I thought I would share it with my blogger friends, with her permission, of course.

Cat Nap

Exhaustion catches hold
at the end of an oppressive day.
I seek refuge with my mild feline companions.
They are always there -
quiet slumbering friends.
They lift their sleek heads
and blink slowly at me.
'Don't worry' they say
'Don't let your heart
be troubled'
Primly they rise, and take such utter joy
in stretching their supple limbs.
They wash their faces
with downy dampened paws.
Patiently they wait.
I change out of daytime clothes
put on an old flannel robe.
With relief I crawl onto the couch
and pull a blanket over me.
A stripedy ginger tabby
takes two delicate steps
onto my legs.
He searches my face
with green soulful eyes.
'Are you all right? Have a nap with me -
you'll feel better.'
He turns once and twice.
He kneads, his throat quietly crooning,
assuring me that napping
is the best remedy.
His warm body
and comforting weight
rest upon my legs.
His contented rolling lullaby
soothes me to drowsiness.
My fingers trace the silkiness
along his curving spine.
The world is safe and soft
and gently rumbling.
I can doze off now
and leave the haggard day behind -
suspended in warmth and sleepy sounds,
thankful for my companions
who tenderly purr my weariness away,
restoring peace.


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Lovely poem.
There is nothing more comforting than a warm cat body curled against your own and purring you both to sleep.

The Creek Cats said...

Your mom is very good with words. She has lots of talent and we really love the pawsome poem. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

That is a very good poem. Your Head maid has talent

Parker said...


Noir the Texas Tabby said...

I like how your Head Maid writes! And she speaks the truth! I love the colors of your fur--


Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

That is a wonderful poem! I love taking naps with my Meowm!~~~Junior

Teddy Westlife said...

Lovely! I hope you are all well Leia.

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

What a lovely poem!

Kas said...

I just love your blog, all your cats are so pretty.

Teddy Westlife said...

Leia I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Ellen Whyte said...

Cute kitty! Happy Meowy New Year.

Nishant said...

she speaks the truth! I love the colors of your fur--
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The Lee County Clowder said...

Hey, Leia. We just found you, and are wondering if you are still posting, at least occasionally.

We like that poem very much. It is quite true, as well.