This is My Chair
This is my chair
This is my couch
That is my bed
That is my bench
There is my chaise
There is my settee
Those are my footstools
Those are my rugs
Everywhere is my place to sleep
Perhaps you should just get a hotel room
—Charles Bukowski (or maybe his grumpy cat 😉 )
Try writing a catalog poem, like our grumpy cat did? It needn’t be a grumpy poem. You could wax poetic about tuna, or the sweet kitty next door.
Catalog poems use word or phrase repetition, as you see demonstrated in the above poem “This is My Chair.” Click here for a more complete discussion of catalog poems.
Thanks to our participants in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a recent cat poem we enjoyed from Nancy…
lick, lick, lick
paw over nose
in a patch of light
Photo by Claire Burge. Used with permission.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!