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Sir Owl and Mistress Kitty Cat


Who has taken Flossie Flitch?

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Sandra,
Nicely done rewrite of the Owl and the Pussycat in smooth flowing rhyme.
It is good that these two care so much about the witch friend. Also that she is thankful for their worry for her safety. It is funny too how they react to each other and the supposed situation.
Keep writing
Joan


 Comment Written 14-Mar-2020



reply by the author on 14-Mar-2020
    Thank you, Joan, for reading this poem. I'm so pleased you liked it. :)) Sandra xxx

reply by dragonpoet on 14-Mar-2020
    You are most kindly welcome, Sandra.
    Joan
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Oh this would be a wonderful short film for the young children to enjoy. It certainly was filled with lessons and moments to enthrall their little minds.
A pleasure to read. Thanks for sharing!


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reply by the author on 28-Feb-2020
    I'm so pleased you liked this one. I have more poems with Flossie Flitch, and when I saw this picture it fitted so well I had to write another. Thank you so much for reading these poems without getting any member cents. That's so kind of you. Big hugs. :)) Sandra xx
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A lovely picture seems to have lead to an amusing poem about concern, friendship, and good feelings in the end. Not to mention the promise of a delicious pumpkin pie. A delightful little ditty. I really enjoyed reading it. Great work!


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reply by the author on 25-Feb-2020
    Thank you for coming and reading this one and giving my your thoughts on it. I often write children's poetry, it's the kid inside me! lol. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Big hug, my friend. :)) Sandra xx
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This was absolutely great, Sandra. I loved the rhyme pattern and the delightful twist on the original Owl and the Pussycat. I really liked the flow of the poem and the intent of Mr. Owl, only to be found out by Flossie. Very well done.


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reply by the author on 10-Feb-2020
    Thank you, Alie! I'm going to write a few more of Flossie Flitch with these characters as well. I already have two others of her in my portfolio with her dragon. I might write a series. It's a thought, anyway. I'm glad you liked this one. Big hugs, my friend. :)) Sandra xx

reply by aryr on 10-Feb-2020
    Wow, that is a great idea Sandra, a series would be wonderful, smiles and hugs.
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That's a great poem. I haven't been here much lately but we fly home to Australia from Nepal late tomorrow. Sometime after that I'll get back to normal.


 Comment Written 09-Feb-2020



reply by the author on 09-Feb-2020
    Have a good journey, Judy. I hope it's not too tiring, it's a long flight! Thanks for reading my poem, my friend. :)) Sandra xxx
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Then Mistress Kitty flexed her claws and scratched behind her ear. ~~ LOVED this line so much! W-O-W what a visual! Well done!! :D

Miss Kitty's tail went bushy as she was a little feared.~ You are really make the kitty come alive! Great work.

BRAVO!!! *clap *clap *clap I'm impressed with this piece!


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reply by the author on 09-Feb-2020
    Aww thank you, my friend. Yours is the first review I've read on waking up this morning, so my smile is going to last all day! Bless your heart! And a humongous hug for the lovey six stars!! :)) Sandra xxx
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Hi Sandra, I'm not familiar with the story of The Own and The Pussycat. I've heard of it, since I was a child, of course... but somehow it has always evaded me. Now I have one version... perhaps it is time to find the other? ;)


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reply by the author on 09-Feb-2020
    Thank you so much, Susan, for reading my poem. The Owl and the Pussycat, was a love story. They ended up getting married. It's nothing like mine, but a lovely story that children love. They've made a little cartoon film of it, you can find it on Google. Have a lovely day, my friend. :)) Sandra xx
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I had to give this six stars. It is so clever and cute and captivating as well as bouncy and fun with its happy meter and rollicking rhymes. The story is interesting and easy to follow and a child would love it, I know. I did, and I still have a child inside. Thanks for writing this. Will it be published? I'd like a copy. ;p MM


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reply by the author on 09-Feb-2020
    Thank you so very much for awarding my poem the lovely 6 stars, Miss Merri, and the wonderful, encouraging review. I've written three poems about Flossy, and now you've mentioned publishing, I think I'll get the other two out and perhaps write a few more with her friends. :)) Thank you, my friend. :)) Sandra xxx
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Hi Sandra,
Seven children's books published! I'm impressed. I was a finalist in the 2013 (I think that was the year) Writer's Federation of New Brunswick competition in the children's literature category. It was exciting! I think I sent ten of my children's poems as an entry. Later that year, and for only the second time, I sent them to a publisher only to be shot down. It is too difficult to become published. I gave up on the idea after that rejection. I'm too old to send poems to publishers for ten years, hoping for that first book. But, lo and behold, I got a letter from Nimbus Publishing (Halifax) in 2017 (I think it was). Sheree Fitch and Anne Hunt had chosen two of my poems for their anthology of children's literature by Atlantic authors, called "Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things". I was overjoyed! They chose "Reuben Rat" and "But I Don't Like Peas". I posted these poems in Fanstory back in 2010. It's a beautiful book, and there are some famous poets inside... Bliss Carman, Milton Acorn, Elizabeth Brewster, George Elliott Clarke, Fred Cogswell, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Alden Nowlan, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, and more talented poets. How fortunate was I to rub shoulders with these renowned authors? So why am I telling you all this? I just want to applaud your success in being published. It takes a lot of tenacity. Congratulations!
I enjoyed your story poem, "Sir Owl and Mistress Kitty Cat". Kids would love a good mystery. And you even included my favorite pie... pumpkin!
I love the artwork that you chose to accompany this tale.
You introduce some special characters... the witch, Flossie Flitch (good rhymes by the way "Flossie Flitch, our lovely witch") and a dragon!
So the mystery is established, what "beastie" has kidnapped their friend?
"napper's shoes" ... I like that. The napper better be careful!
But a happy ending... their friend wasn't kidnapped at all. Sir Owl and Mistress Kitty Cat were so relieved to see her hiding in the tree.
Kids would love the story. I'm going to try it out on my six year old granddaughter, Alyssa.
The rhythm in your poem reminds me of one I wrote and posted years ago, "The Purring Dragon". I wrote another dragon poem back in those days, called "The Dragon of Dark Harbor". Would you like to read it?

The Dragon of Dark Harbor

There is a harbor, dark and still,
That formed ten thousand years ago.
It lies upon the western sill
Of Grand Manan, in indigo.

Seagulls soar above the cliffs.
Puffins nest on jagged rock.
From herring weirs, in island skiffs,
The fishermen return to dock.

Where seaweed grows a tangled mess,
Where buoys bounce, it has been said
That barnacles, like warts, caress
A horrid, torrid dragon's head!

This monster of the Fundy Isles
Has zigzagged to Dark Harbor's shore.
With nostrils wide, this crocodile
Can clear her throat with one big
ROOOAAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!

Mouth of fire, darting tongue,
Orange eyeballs, scales of green;
Glistening white, her teeth are strung,
A yellow-bellied squirmy Queen.

But then, a melody so rare
Rises up from ocean brine!
Haunting echoes everywhere,
How magically they intertwine!

The ocean sways as Dragon sings,
Tides rising to the highest note.
Back and forth, the sea world swings
In eddies round her slimy throat.

Then all along the rocky face,
On every ledge from salty douse,
The shoreline birds select their place
Inside this outdoor opera house.

A foghorn drones in mournful bass.
A whale donates a whistling tune.
A hush embraces ocean's face,
A lullaby for stars and moon.

Then Dragon's song is finally done.
She sinks beneath a gentle wave.
As birds fly to the rising sun,
The dragon slips into her cave.

There is a harbor, dark and still,
With coastal birds from gull to wren.
Tonight, they'll watch and wait until
The dragon sings her song again.

I hope you liked it as much as I enjoyed your children's poem. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers
Kimbob



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reply by the author on 09-Feb-2020
    Hello, Kimbob, Well, where do I begin? I simply loved your poem, there is so much going on which children just couldn't fail to love. The dragon singing, how original is that!!! Then we have all the other birds and sea creatures, and the even the ocean itself, joining in. This poem would make such a lovely picture book. I can see it all in my mind. :))

    Huge congratulations for your entries in the children's book, that is a massive complement to your work. You wouldn't even be considered for that if your poems were outstanding. How lovely to say 'you are rubbing shoulders' with such talented authors. How many can say that? :))

    I have really enjoyed reading your review, Kimbob, and it was just lovely to read your poem. You should write more. It has started my day off perfectly. Thank you so very much for the six stars, my friend, you've truly made my day. :)) Sending you a hug. Sandra xxx
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This week I read a folktale to my first grades, I can't for the life of me, right now remember the title, but it was about an owl who fell in love with a kitty. Now this owl even played sweet music for the kitty. My first graders loves it. I enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you for sharing.


 Comment Written 08-Feb-2020



reply by the author on 08-Feb-2020
    That was called 'The Owl and the Pussycat' They got married! It was written back in 1875 by Edward Lear. It's a classic. that's why I added in my authors notes that this is my version. LOL Thanks for reading mine, my friend. :)) Sandra xxx

reply by barbara.wilkey on 08-Feb-2020
    Thank you for clearing up my brain fart. LOL
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