It makes sense, that April -- with its extremely changeable weather-- is national poetry month. Poems often reference seasons, months or weather. They can be filled with a roller coaster of emotion or dwell on one solitary mood. Poems speak about love, or highlight special occasions or friends. They can have rhyming patterns or not; they can be quite long or very short.
One of my favorite poems from childhood is Cats Sleep Anywhere.
Cats Sleep Anywhere
Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
Open drawer, empty shoe, anybody's lap will do.
Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
Anywhere! They don't care! Cats sleep anywhere.
Eleanor Farjeon (1881 - 1965)
We have many wonderful cats at the League waiting for loving, forever homes. They would happily trade in their condos in the cat room for a table, chair, piano top, window-ledge, drawer, box or cozy lap (or two).
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