Poets’ Corner: Moments with a Cat


full moon shining

through the bedroom door

— the cat’s white throat!

cloudy morning-

unable to answer

the cat’s question …

staring back

at the cat

sitting in the rain

cat and i

both heard it

— that yowling outside

old cat curled

in a tiny patch

of winter sun

When Gary Paraboschi permanently retired to Martha’s Vineyard six years ago, he brought along his lifelong dabbling in poetry, especially haiku, for which he finds the lovely and abundant landscape of this Island endlessly inspirational.