Sunday, November 1, 2015

Terrors

My terrors
are familiar
as a black cat on my lap

kneading me,
needing me,
claws unsheathed - that

is a love
that fits me
like a black with buckle hat

calling
to coven
to cairn.

A bit more Halloween for Poetry Pantry.

20 comments:

Susan said...

WOW!!! Such a beauty! Terror as Pleasure/Pain from Coven to Cairn, often experienced as love ... and yet, do I sense it is also an outdated costume?

Sioux said...

"black with buckle hat." What a wonderfully constructed line.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Excellent witchy portrait.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Love the Kneading and needing and the "black with buckle hat." Wonderful!

Mary said...

I do love the word play here! That last stanza is really inspired.

Sylvia K said...

Love it, as always!!

howanxious said...

Haha. A short verse of terror. I really like how you play with the words. :-)
-HA

Sherry Blue Sky said...

How I love this! the black cat kneading/needing...the call "to coven to cairn". Wowzers!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Lovely write :)

brudberg said...

Perfect in it's consonance of darkness..

Fireblossom said...

Wait...nothing about Walmart?

runzzzz

Donna Jo Wallace said...

Powerful.

Toni Spencer said...

I enjoyed the word play in this very much. I know a passionate crown Down Under who would so enjoy this. I know I certainly did!

thotpurge said...

Great word play...

Victoria said...

Your poem pleases me with it's witchy images and playful darkness - the cat needing and kneading seems so right.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Excellent. Too much talent for one poet, I say. Scrape off what you don't need and send to me please. Best, Mosk

Merlin said...

A witch's familiar being a frightful sight. Hmm, that is definitely something different. Usually a black cat is a boon to a witch, but I assume it could also mean a bad omen. Perhaps the witch was reading something from within their cauldron or crystal ball. Interesting poem on the theme of Halloween.

colleen said...

Love that final alliteration spell.

Jae Rose said...

Such succinct and fitting imagery...all connects so perfectly..bubbling harmoniously in that poetry pot

Wendy Bourke said...

A very cool little bit of Halloween black magic - with a tender nod to the relationship between cat lovers/owners and their cat.