Grace Atkinson

(Farnborough, Lerwick, UK)

Contentment - Poem by Grace Atkinson

Samantha sits upon the hearth
And, basking in its glowing warmth,
She polishes the silken fur
That covers every inch of her
From ears to tail and in between
Until it has a lustrous sheen.
She stretches then, without a pause,
And flexes in and out her claws
And looks around the room as though
Deciding where she next will go.
I beckon her to come to me
And she jumps up upon my knee.
I stroke her warm and silky fur
As loudly she begins to purr.
She settles in as if to doze,
Her copper eyes so slowly close
And holding her upon my knee
We both slip into reverie.
For what she gives she asks not much
A dish of food, a loving touch;
There is no other creature that
Brings one contentment like a cat.

Comments about Contentment by Grace Atkinson

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: cat, food

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

Grace Atkinson's Other Poems

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]