Cats (In The Style Of Dylan Thomas)[villanelle] Poem by Kim Barney

Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit

Cats (In The Style Of Dylan Thomas)[villanelle]

Rating: 4.7


Do not go yowling into that late night.
Why can't you make that racket in the day?
Your caterwauling will give folks a fright.

You scream so loud it spoils my appetite,
but I should curb my intake, so they say.
Do not go yowling into that late night.

You clumsy ball of fur; you're quite a sight,
but you must learn to keep your voice at bay.
Your caterwauling will give folks a fright.

Your wail is not more gentle than your bite;
you're louder than a donkey with his bray.
Do not go yowling into that late night.

Sometimes I think you do it out of spite,
or instincts call and you can but obey.
Your caterwauling will give folks a fright.

I tend to think that you are not that bright,
yet I'm inclined to love you anyway.
Do not go yowling into that late night.
Your caterwauling will give folks a fright.

Cats (In The Style Of Dylan Thomas)[villanelle]
Monday, March 27, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: cats,humor,poet,satire
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Spock The Vegan 28 March 2017

Well, it seems that you picked up the villanelle form rather quickly. Good job!

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Wes Vogler 28 March 2017

I am impressed now I am going to have to read some Dylan Thomas You have made me just a little jealous

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Buried Alive 28 March 2017

At least this cat let's you know where it is. my cat, just before it's 9th life, would silently leap up onto the bed while i was sleeping and bite my nose off I'l take caterwauling anytime over that great poem

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Practicing Poetess 28 March 2017

They can't make that racket in the day, because cats are nocturnal! ;) A brand-new poem, just written on 27th March- - - I'd say you have a real winner here! I have loved the villanelle form ever since I fell in love with Sylvia Plath's Mad Girl's Love Song. A definite 10 here!

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Sandra Feldman 28 March 2017

Our house animals just wrap us around their furs. We are like infantile putty in their paws. With all their faults and all their trouble, we still love them so. This is a very unique poem, enjoyable and refreshing to read, written with artistry and charitable feelings.

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Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit
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