21 June 2007

Finial Labor

A summer job for Chrysippus Crow
meant standing quite still in the sun's golden glow.
With nothing to do, he let his mind wander.
And of sunshine and gold, he started to ponder

After many such hours in god's holy light,
it occured to the crow with birdly insight:
"This endless shining has made it quite clear;
June twentyfirst
is the longest day of the year!"

18 comments:

violetismycolor said...

Just love your illustration!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

This is a wonderful blog! I came here via a comment you left on my blog and am so glad that I did.

Anonymous said...

MWAHAHHAHHHAAAA. It's the shortest down under! Chrysippus Crow should migrate next year :)

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

That illustration kicks ass.

Sandy said...

I think this is one of your best illustrations, Cat. So crisp and clean. Your poem is very good too.

Happy Solstice

S

Twisselman said...

Love the glow of the light on the little guy's bum.

Angela said...

Ohh how cute! Wonderful job!:)
*HUGS*

bookbabie said...

Love the poem this week with the illo, where do you get your ideas?!

catnapping said...

violet, nick, sandy, silverneurotic, and angela: thank you. thank you!

anonymous winged creature: i think chyrsippus would like living upside down.

twisselman: i think he likes it too.

bookbabie: i'm not sure where they come from. the doggerel usually comes easily...i get to giggling, and all sorts of stuff comes to mind.

my "serious" [cough] poetry comes rarely. it just kinda hits me. some of it has never been edited. it sits as it occured to me. i feel like someone just sorta whispers them to me...

i really enjoy doggerel. i actually have a badpoet blog with nothing but...and intend to move most of it here. i worry that some of it's PG, though...and wonder if some readers will object.

Laurie said...

As always, I love your illustration and your words. You are an inspiration.

TenaciousK said...

Fantastic, Cat. Its funny - I had quite the day, this solstice. I was thinking about maybe posting about it - TK's longest day: Me and Chrysippus.

Mick said...

Ya gotta love that crow, awrightee! I'm sitting here quietly LMAO @ anonymous (again!) - do send a case of Red Stripe, 1 for me, 1 for cat, Chrysippus to be rewarded with the shiny caps - and we can let the darned "migration" begin! (burp!) :D

Anonymous said...

I'm flying out of here ....!

Tony LaRocca said...

That glowing egg's too hot, and it's never going to hatch- no matter how long you sit on it!

catnapping said...

heeeeeee. it's not that kinda labor.

but boy, a couple of egg salad sandwiches would sure taste good right about now...

tsduff said...

"birdly insight" - good line. Haven't been by in a while - have missed your wit and illustrating style. Hope you are enjoying your summer where it is now warm...

tsduff said...

PS: Are you a Plain Tiger butterfly fan?

Anonymous said...

You CAN'T eat BoiledEggInADeckchair! He's ROTTEN!