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Table in the sun
still holding its vacancy—
the cat is not there.

Rose of Sharon flowering
through light of summer’s return.

Lillian at dVerse proposed we take a photo through one of our windows and respond in poetry.  The words I’ve read have been really evocative, and of course, there’s the chance to look into another’s intimate space.

This was taken from my kitchen.  For most of the time I’ve lived here, I would look out and see my neighbor’s cats, who spent many of their days lounging in what passes for my back yard, often on this table. We got to know each other well, and I still look for them, even though all of them are gone now.

Her current cats prefer to stay indoors.

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25 responses to “Window”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Lovely view–even without a cat. 😉

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  2. lillian says :

    Beautiful….there’s a wistfulness to both the image from your window and your words. So few words….so much feeling within them.
    Thank you so much for posting to the prompt! And yes, it’s been fun to peek inside all these windows at dVerse! 🙂

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  3. sheldonk2014 says :

    Inspiration can come so easily at times
    Sheldon Always

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  4. Frank Hubeny says :

    My cat prefers to stay indoors as well. Nice view of the table and the Rose of Sharon.

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  5. kanzensakura says :

    Excellent poem. Sad view now but I imagine it used to be happy. It is still a pretty view though.

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  6. Victoria C. Slotto says :

    Yes, it is fun to have a sneak peak into each others’ lives. I like the coziness of your back yard. Maybe a cat of your own would enjoy it!

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  7. Jodi says :

    what a beautiful little view!! and in NYC – right??

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  8. Janetteartandwords says :

    Love the photo and haiku! A poignant piece – wonderful!

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  9. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Perfect Haiku with the unexpected 3rd line. I know that feeling of missing the cat. 🐈

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  10. sarahrussellpoetry says :

    Lovely simplicity here, both in the setting and in the small longing for a cat on the table. Well done.

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