The Cat in The Mist

Eileen Marie Clark 1939 (Hartford. Ctt.)



The evening sky’s darken, falling slowly to the ground,
Soft mist is filling the air with a whispering sound.
A dim light from a lantern exposes something down below,
It’s a sleek black cat with a shiny coat moving very slow.

I’ve never seen the like of it, a smooth sophisticated stroll,
Gazing upon him I question myself , is he’s tired hungry or cold
I watch this silent creature move down the cool wet street,
I wonder if there is a home, a someone waiting for him to greet.

Perhaps he lives in the city with a  pack of other cats,
Or possibly  he’s a loner and stays near the railroad tracts.
If I knew for certain that this little guy lived all alone,
There would be no hesitation for me to take him home.

by Eileen Clark

About this poem

About a beautiful cat strollng down the street.

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Written on August 12, 2001

Submitted by eileenclark55 on April 17, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB XXCC XXXX X
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 740
Words 152
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 1

Eileen Marie Clark

I’m an elderly lady with grown kids, grandkids, and great grand baby's and two beautiful cats. I paint, (watercolor) and write poetry. I have RA and so I’m pretty much housebound. I get around by using a wheelchair which can be tough on my poor cats tails at times. more…

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