“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Getting Through Winter

It's a help
that I have my cat —
the snuggler,
the smoocher —
to curl on the couch with me
as nights get colder.  

He's old too,
aged along with me.
Survivors,
just we two 
are all the family now
and we cling for warmth.















Linked to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #261, where you can find lots of good poems.

24 comments:

  1. Nothing better than to snuggle with a 'snuggler' on those cold winter nights! And I would imagine your cat is one of the best of these!

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  2. aw....your cat is pure velvet rosemary...so cute and a source of warmth and joy on bleak winter nights....

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  3. A valuable companion I'm sure... and not just through winter!

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  4. cats are adorable in that they love to curl and rub their bodies against their owners. i've always loved cats. they're clean and pest-killing all in one. thanks Rosemary.

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  5. Such an adorable cat! Loved this :D

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  6. We need someone to be with us in the middle of winter :)

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  7. My grandma used to say that the wise and the loving "cling" to those who are already there, already loving... Your poem reminds me of her; for a long time, I was the cat. ♥

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  8. Thank heaven for our furry snugglers!!!!

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  9. I too am trying to hang on until Spring. Only 5 weeks to go!

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  10. :) Beautiful poem, and cat too.

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  11. Snuggling through winter, nice ~ So glad its summer now in my part of the world ~

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  12. Oh Rosemary how lovely to have such a snuggler....you are having winter thoughts while we melt here in summer and I have my memories of special summers!

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  13. Very sweet. Nice that you have a snuggler. He may be old, but beautiful.

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  14. Ah - what a beauty he is. And what warmth and love that they provide. I know how you feel about him.

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  15. Both of you clearly know you are on to a good thing in having each others company.

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  16. Warm wishes for happy snuggly days as winter seeps in

    Rosemary thanks for dropping by my Sunday Lime

    Much love...

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  17. this is so sweet and heartwarming. :)

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  18. There are worse families to be had for sure - an unconditional purr and hug is worth a lot..purr

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  19. "ain't love grand"... So nice to have that companion...
    ZQ

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  20. They know when we need company and demand it when they do.

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  21. I have a cat as well. He is a young one though, only 2 or 3 years. Our older one passed a few christmases ago. This one though was born a snuggler. I think he is half dog. He likes his belly rubbed and will roll over to give it to you, and loves to sit on your chest, right under your chin. Which was fine when he was small but now, he is like wearing a blanket just on your neck.

    The unsaid here is your loss. Which leaves a void, and while it is never the same, it is good to have friends, animal or otherwise that move in, and give small comforts to those places. Like snuggling, or caring enough to come see you. And you feel loved. And they feel loved. And that makes the nights, a bit easier.

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  22. This made me very sad. I can feel your loss..I'm glad you have a cuddle cat. Your grief poem in Sherry's interview is very beautiful. I like your angel guiding you around those winding pot hole roads. You know, the point of poetry is touching someone and not many can do that for me...you do....and I am grateful for that...so thank you !

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    1. Than you! As a poet, I could ask no more. :-)

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