Sunday, April 13, 2014

dappered & tappered

swayed by his determined cat
he turns this way and that
his gaudy clothes swear deeply at him

papers tumble briefly on the floor
by a single flick of his wrists
limbo sets in the moonlit room
now he stands still as fragile as porcelain

his cat may chant nonsense
by looking askance
the yellow pants start to dance

"dapper was never an issue
go, get me a tissue"




14 comments:

Kathe W. said...

love the last three lines!

Charleen said...

Very nice write! :-)

Andy Sewina said...

Hi Gautami, love it love it love it.
Yellow pants start to dance.

Belva Rae Staples said...

I'd love to see those dancing yellow pants!

oldegg said...

Even the cat acknowledges that he is the king of the cats. Mind you it has a motive, it needs to be fed. very amusing.

flaubert said...

Oh, this made me smile, Gautami. Thanks.

Pamela

Jinksy said...

A suitably whimsical take on this odd picture. :-)

Sumana Roy said...

a nice translation of the image...
nice close :D

Jae Rose said...

What a magical poem! Lovely..

Karen S. said...

Perfectly pleasing, and it describes so well.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Ah, we get to see the pants! I like it.

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Helena said...

You have a fine eye for detail and using it delightfully!

Tess Kincaid said...

He does look like a dancer! Those legs...

Cait O'Connor said...

You have really captured the image with your eye and put it in words.