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Alley Catz

by gbutler , May 4, 2011—12:00 AM

Topics: cats, city, poems

I have been told by so many people that my work is very illustrative in style. With that in mind, I have decided to write a poem to accompany my "Wordplay" pieces. So far I have come up with six fun little poems. I would love to share them with you as I complete them, and welcome your feedback! The first one I will share is based on my "Alley Catz" piece.

The shadows lengthen in the alley, Where the resturant resides, Whoose waitress,dear young Sally, Greets the box with open eyes. She can have her pick, he grins, They're nearly eight weeks old, How about the one who's climbing out, He's lively,and he's bold. While Sally ponders 'Which to take', The alley comes alive, With cats of every model, every make, Like bees from a hive. They appear at dusk on velvet paws, When Joe delivers his fish, And slyly prowl the cobbled street, Seeking the delectible dish. The Tigers throw their ball with glee, As the young girl flirts with danger, The 'wildcat' from apartment 223, Has found a 'coolcat' stranger. Late afternoon on the city streets, While the cobblestone is warm, Offers us it's visual treats, As the cats begin to swarm! Up next....."The Call Of The Wild"





05/05/2011 * 15:19:04

I have loved this painting since the first time I saw it....I just recently purchased the print. Amazing!!


  Pam White

05/05/2011 * 07:53:34

Love the combination of the poetry with the paintings. The paintings take on a whole new personna with the poetry. Can't wait for the next one!



05/04/2011 * 19:35:14

One of my favorite paintings now comes to life through poetry... Is there anything you can't do my dear???

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