“Shadow” by Shirley Ballard (85yrs.)


I watched my cat today

catching the last golden

rays of the sun…

he looked so beautifully


I realized

how lucky

I am.

Shirley Ballard – IMDb.com

(Actress, former Miss California 1944

my BFF & my neighbor)

© 2010


  1. nicolerigets · February 10, 2010

    Fabulous feline-yoga pose. The markings on the fur coat and the glorious green eyes lined to match: all magnificent!!

  2. lkthayer · February 10, 2010

    Shirley & Shadow are amazing! I am lucky! 🙂

  3. Jaymie · February 10, 2010

    Serenity, what a gift.

  4. Adesh Kaur · February 18, 2010

    Shirley, Aren’t you a wonderful poet. Thank you for sharing your wise serenity, too.

  5. Henry B. Rosenbush · June 27, 2010

    Beautiful and direct. Our feline companions are blessed when we honor them. Sweet face and the femme fatale felines are all swooning.

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