Sunday, January 6, 2013

Magpie 150


Photographer ~ Daniel Murtagh



i advance
you retreat

what is this game of 
cat and mouse we play
the dance we dance

you play the cat 
I am the mouse 
in this, our cunning game of stalk

open your door 
for I am ready to pounce




39 comments:

  1. ha, there comes a time when the games must end...or the anticipation becomes too much...smiles

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  2. I like how you made the door a figment! thanks.

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  3. yowza! brace yourself, Braveheart

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  4. check and "mate"
    well said!
    rel

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  5. amusing anticipation here!

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  6. meowf....pounce indeed! I like this poem!

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  7. she does have that cat and mouse look...

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  8. Your piece does bring out the animal! Loved this!

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  9. Just lovely - love this clever write.

    Anna :o]

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  10. Oh, I love this...so very well done!

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  11. I went through a period of intense cat and mouse 12 years ago.Or 13...

    Married the cat.

    Take care, Helen!

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  12. Oh man do beware of her pounce too! A fine game of cat and mouse you offer!

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  13. No more games,
    but you are
    willing to
    pounce?

    Playful kitten you are,
    with sharp
    claws and
    fangs.

    What a witty
    wild
    wonderful
    sensual
    Woonie
    poem.

    Me?
    I stuck out
    my snout
    to see
    what is happening.
    Hmmmm.
    Time to go
    back to
    hibernating.

    Blessings,
    and Bear
    hugs!

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  14. Talk about perfection...I really like the truth of this lovely woman!

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  15. Love this Helen....it is prrrrrrrfect! :-)

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  16. Games are fun for a while and then...:) Love it!

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  17. Puss in boots is here, ramping up the tension to a level of disbelief !

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  18. ...Oh, as seductive as that..ha, i would lay the easiest surrender for her...aww... smiles...

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  19. Nice. Ready to pounce indeed...

    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

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  20. Like the word-play--a game cat and mouse, who's stalking whom?!! Perfect last line.

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  21. Is that a cat or a tiger???? No pussy footing around here then?? Good write.

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  22. Loved this...last line, of course, but for some reason also the phrase "wily game of stalk".
    Playful without being cute, which is perfect.

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  23. Ah, those silly (wonderful) games... loved this.

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  24. I love this poem! I'd rather not be the mouse, though. I detest rodents.

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  25. Passionate. Setting the readers on fire!!

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