Glen Kappy

Gold Star - 60,959 Points (June 30,1948 / New York, NY USA)

The Picture Of Bliss - Poem by Glen Kappy

He's one with carpet
before the blazing hearth stove—
a puddle of fur
and one tooth that escapes
the smile on his upturned face.

Topic(s) of this poem: cat, picture, smile, smiling

Form: Tanka


Comments about The Picture Of Bliss by Glen Kappy

  • Laurie Van Der HartLaurie Van Der Hart (3/6/2020 8:39:00 AM)

    I can picture it! Love the one tooth differentiating him from the carpet. Our cat is black and often blends in with what he lies on - and nearly gets sat on or stepped on... (Report)Reply

    Glen KappyGlen Kappy(3/19/2020 10:03:00 AM)

    Hey, Laurie! On my end it shows I never responded to this comment of yours, though I wonder if it’s just another PH problem along with the one where it’s stopped sending email alerts about comments. Anyway, more confined than usual with COVID-19 going around, I’m catching up. Thank you for reading and commenting. Hoping this finds you tip top. -Glen

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (2/26/2020 9:44:00 AM)

    As a cat lover I assume that it is a cat snugly resting on the carpet as a bundle of fur. You have given a vivid and arresting snapshot of a lovely scene. This scene is masterfully captured with an economy of words. (Report)Reply

    Glen KappyGlen Kappy(3/19/2020 9:58:00 AM)

    Hey, Valsa! It appears I never responded to this comment of yours. Indoors more with COVID-19, I’m trying to catch up. (Since PH no longer sends me email alerts to comments on my poem, I’m having to go through my recent postings to find them.) Anyway, thank you, as always, for your kind reading and response. Be/stay well. -Glen

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (2/22/2020 4:04:00 PM)

    Love it- I thought it about a dog but I see another thinks a cat! Maybe a turtle lover will come along and think it is about a turtle, I pray though that no lion lover reads this poem! ! ! ! Very well done, Glen. It is indeed a picture of bliss! 10 (Report)Reply

    Glen KappyGlen Kappy(3/19/2020 9:50:00 AM)

    Hey, Susan! Not in PH much these days, and with it, for some reason, not sending me email alerts to people’s comments, I am, somewhat limited in my activities by COVID-19, responding where I may not have before. (Or is that just another PH problem?) Anyway, I enjoyed this comment. Thank you. And wishing you all the best, Glen

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (1/28/2020 7:34:00 AM)

    A happy picture of your pet cat has been expressed through your Tanka.I hope you are fine. (Report)Reply

    Glen KappyGlen Kappy(1/28/2020 5:41:00 PM)

    thank you, bharati, for your comment. and yes, i'm fine—thank you for asking. and hope you are as well. -glen

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  • Jez BurlJez Burl (1/27/2020 9:56:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem...I could imagine the picture of a cat smiling as one tooth is revealed haha...nice picture sir Glen.10 (Report)Reply

    Glen KappyGlen Kappy(1/27/2020 5:57:00 PM)

    thanks, jez. i appreciate it. about our second cat, you might enjoy " like her regal cousins." have a good week! -glen

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 27, 2020



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