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Animals Cats Character Poetry

Memories of a Tabby Cat

Salford, 23rd October 2019

#Octpowrimo #cat #Memories

They called you crazy – but you were quite a character,

king of the garden and the dining room floor

ignoring the cat food – for sardines or cod

and eating fish batter – which I found rather odd

got into a fuss if little ones picked you up

but clawed for attention – worse than a pup

playing with wool balls – attending your brain

then jumping out th’window – into spring rain

You didn’t like little uns pulling your tail

but would destroy others dinners beyond the pail

dashing to your sleep spot and blanket to hide

hoping you wouldn’t be hurled outside

Sat watching telly – on the rug in the house

occasionally playing with your catnip mouse

flicking your tail, when you wanted a feed

and hiding under the sofa when you did a bad deed

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Poetry

Curious

#fowc #fandango #curious #cat #kitten #wool

Ball of wool, red

Curiosity might be what killed the cat, but

up halfway on the stairwell

rolling about in grandma’s knitting

is a furry little fellow

on a hunt for the big woollen ball

up high of the pyramid

sat in the basket

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Acrostic Growing up Learning Leisure Life Toys

Knitted

Knit

Knights of the realm could be toppled by this – but

Not my mum, or my aunties or Nanna

Its where i learned some very basic steps

To create a scarf for my teddy bear.

To be honest, the twists and turns of loops and purls were

Extremely difficult, but by the end of the month – i’d

Done one that was just the thing for a bear in the cold

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Acrostic Clothes Poetry

Fluff

Fluff

For ever since we’ve been shearing sheep

lint has fallen from garments up and down the land

under wardrobes and cupboards it lies, having

floated and flown around bedroom spaces before

falling back into a usual spot – normally the back of the wardrobe

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Acrostic Clothes Garden

Thorny

Thorny

rose-thorns.jpg

Running through a rose garden

often ruins your clothes

Specially if you are wearing a woollen jumper

expect those knitted specialities to get

Snagged on a spike or two – creating a hole that’ll need to be patched

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Arts Clothes Poetry Tradition

Warp and Weft

Yarn

Salford, 22nd May 2017

A tale of Northern Mills

 

From north to south

and from east to west

crafty threads combine

on warp and weft

 

Coming from the animal

from out on the hill

and carded and threaded

and spun till wheels still

 

Or straight from the plant

coming over the sea

and landed at dockside

with the coffee and tea

 

then dyed in the colour

and sent onto mill

where fabrics created

from the thread from the hill