a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, January 8, 2016

Winter Is A Big Cat

walking softly
on tip toes
stalking slowly

in February

it pounces
sinks its teeth in
and holds tight
'til spring

For a creative prompt at

26 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

So descriptive, Connie, and right on! I just have to change the month for my neck of the woods.

camp and cottage living said...

Gail, so sorry I called you Connie!!!
I have another blogging friend who is a poet too by that name...

brudberg said...

Soft but with sharp teeth... Yes that's winter,

A Quiet Corner said...

It really hasn't been Winter here...YET! I am getting tired of brown though...:)JP

Sandra said...

perfect and oh so true for your part of the states... i will try to write one about us.
did you like it?
i drew a total blank... we have not had to turn on the heat since last January, yet. maybe this coming week.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I am hoping for a mild February! I could skip winter and not miss it. Happy weekend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That fits, because if we are going to get snow and real winter weather, it hits in February.

Lynne said...

Really true . . .
and a "big bite" is happening here this weekend . . .
I am holding on . . .

Lynne said...

I think I figured it out!

Debi Swim said...

Exactly!

Helen said...

Beautifully composed, Gail!

Marian said...

It really does, argh.

Karen S. said...

Lovely, how such perfect images come to life!

Delores said...

I think winter is more like a mouse that sneaks into your house when you are not looking and leaves snow turds everywhere lol.

angieinspired said...

I like the cat metaphor. Much harsher than Sandburg's fog creeping on little cat feet.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I love its fangs, but not all the time--winter can be relentless--lovely write Gail! stay warm

Jacquelineand.... said...

Winter bites all right... and we're getting our first serious 'nip' starting tomorrow.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, this is so good! I can really visualize that. Although here, it starts earlier and lasts longer!

Harry Flashman said...

Gail, I'm not pulling up anything on your new post except comments. Can't see the post. Maybe it's on my end, everybody else seems to be able to see it ok.

Gail said...

There are no pictures today just a few words but it's all showing for me.

LindaG said...

Well done, Gail! :)

DesertHen said...

The big cat can release its grip here now! I'm kind of tired of winter and the cold, cold, cold we have been having!

Jim said...

Perfect analogy, Gail. Have you ever seen a hibernating tiger or lion?
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Empty Nester said...

Great imagery! I can just imagine what your winter is like. Mine, on the other hand, would have that darn cat holding on with its sharp teeth to summer. Good Lord it's just never going to leave this time around. We're in the 60s today. UGH.

Lee said...

It springs in spring. :)

Susan Anderson said...

Great imagery!

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