8/16/2012

Her Royal Highness


She walks with pride much like a lynx
Who knows she's more than just a cat.
When your eyes meet, she seems to wink
And seems to say "Yeah, I'm all that,
Quite clearly an aristocrat."
And in your heart, you know it's true.
This is no ordinary cat...
She is all that, and much more too.


The challenge today at dVerse Poets Pub is to write a "huitain." This is a poetic form of eight lines consisting of eight or ten syllables each, with a rhyme scheme of a,b,a,b,b,c,b,c.

When I sat down to give it a go, my muse took the form of the princess pictured above, who directed my efforts from her rightful place on my lap.

18 comments:

  1. haha i like your huitan....and you caught the attitude of the cat...my cats totally rule and they know it...smiles...no ordinary cat that...

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  2. I know that particular cat I believe - matches anything Eliot wrote about cats. What a fine and fun huitain!

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  3. Love it! Cats definitely have a 'catitude,' don't they???

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  4. her royal highness..nice...she def. has that aristocratic air about her...nice..

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  5. Yes.. cats do not serve.People who want slave pets don't like them.Good indication of who to keep away from in life:)

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  6. It captures well the princess nature of so many cats

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  7. When I think of poetry, writing OR reading, my thoughts seem to run in Iambic Pentameter. This form, this Huitain, is new to me and as such it doesn't really fit my head. But that said, maybe I ought to give this a whack - it certainly couldn't hurt to get myself out of the mental rut my poetry is stuck in.

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  8. I like this poetry form, and the way yours flows.

    My alpha female cat certainly behaves as if she's royalty and the rest of us are simply peons.

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  9. Very humorous read! Reminds me of a cat I know...mischievous minx!

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  10. Chuckles! An aristocrat elegantly captured. Nice write Patti!

    Hank

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  11. Cats are definitely in the Royal Highness category! A beautiful little poem!

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  12. Awesome that you did the Hutain in Cat form, really fun read. Thanks

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  13. Left a comment previously- maybe its gin to your spam folder? Anyway! Here goes again! I really liked this poem - totally reminds me of one fat little princess who lives in my house!!! Too accurate! Ha ha- great read and full of humour and fun

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  14. That's one lucky feline. She's not only a cat, she's a friend close to royalty. Lovely huitain!

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  15. Very well done. I would have no hope oif writing a huitain. You have captured the essence of a 'diva' cat so well. Loved it!

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  16. She is gorgeous, reminds me so much of my long gone puss. I'd get another if I could trust it not to eat birdies...one day.

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