Tuesday, October 8, 2013

From Out of the Shadows

Inspiration is like a stray cat
hiding in the shadows;
timid…skirting the edges
of one’s reach.
It must be fed…nurtured…
and then, only when properly sated,
will it come forward
allowing you to see its true form.

© Ginny Brannan 2013

Sharing at d'Verse Poet's Pub Open Link Night #117


  1. oh how true...the inspiration care for...and allowed in its own time to come to you and get petted...smiles.

  2. Yes, it is exactly as you say, stray and pretending to be shy, but ultimately woo-able.

  3. And like a cat has nine lives, so if it don't work don't get hives, back around it will come with its hum

  4. ah nice...i like how you compare it with a cat... a bit shy at times.. having their own will... and approaching on soft paws...smiles

  5. Enough said. You've captured it succinctly and well. No need to visit back, Ginny--nothing new from me this week.

  6. This is indeed.. and then it will sneak up to you when you least expect it. very good imagery.

  7. So true..I love this. Inspiration must be nurtured and fed. :)

  8. I really love this comparison. At times inspiration is so sweet, at others it is evasive. And always, it must be fed :) I love cats - if this is your tortoise shell, she is pretty. AND THANKS FOR THE DR. WHO INFO! I will look at it tomorrow. (I will forever miss David T. as the Dr. - but I do appreciate each one.

  9. Well said! So glad you're nurturing yours :).

  10. This is such a charming picture of a process-- very clever and vivid. Take care, k.

  11. Excellent metaphor Ginny, inspiration does seem like a feline thing. And it looks like your inspiration doing well.


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