Cat Bird

I am a cage in search of a bird
a bird with wings, a voice to sing
upon my gold perch it will swing
though this bird must be softly furred,
Not feathered like the common herd
but fuzzy purple, fit for kings
around it’s neck three magic rings
so it meows like a cat-bird.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Amaya is hosting Poetics tonight at dVerse and has asked us to pick a Franz Kafka quote from the list provided and write a children’s story or poem. This is the quote I chose: “I am a cage, in search of a bird.” from The Blue Octavo Notebooks

35 Comments on “Cat Bird

  1. I This is a treat to read, Linda, especially the lines:
    ‘Not feathered like the common herd
    but fuzzy purple, fit for kings
    around its neck three magic rings
    so it meows like a cat-bird.’

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  2. You’ve spiked my imagination, flying fish are fish birds, flying monkeys, squirrels and bats, all furry with a jones for your cage.

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