Poetry is in the Air, For Thou Art Fair

My admiration has continued long,

Though distant first my budding affection;

As you showed kindness, the bonds became strong.

Apart from you I suffer dejection.

Once, fighting and violence marked my days.

Unmitigated hormones led to strife.

The aid you offered helped me change my ways;

I solaced myself with domestic life.

To express one’s love, it is the season;

This Valentine’s Day: Honor you on it.

For hiding my love there is no reason,

So I give to you this humble sonnet.

Nobody else can match your stroke or pat.

Please accept these loving words from your cat.


7 Responses to “Poetry is in the Air, For Thou Art Fair”

  1. Marmee says:

    CU-U-UTE! This is my favorite post of yours…..very well done, Joyce! Now I guess I have to get going on my sonnet, since I have all the guidelines in my hands and no excuses not to anymore!!

    Oh, and kitty looks very happy and content there on Rick’s lap.

  2. Laura says:

    haha! Cuteness 😀

  3. janet says:

    oops. i guess i better get on the stick here. i’m struggling with the form (and the content, but let’s not go THERE!!!) … we’ll see if i can pull this one off!

    yours is adorably wonderful.

  4. KE says:

    Looks like Rick is prepping for men’s group.

  5. Sarah says:

    Mom, I love it!
    I really agree with “Marmee,” this is my favorite of your posts. 🙂
    Oh and thank you for posting for me when the library was closed.
    Hope you are having an awesome day.

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