Friday, March 4, 2011


"The Willow Cats"

They called them pussywillows
But there is no cat to see
Except the little furry toes
That stick out on the tree.

I think that very long ago
When I was just born new
There must have been whole pussycats
Where just the toes stick through.

And every spring it worries me
I cannot ever find
Those willowcats that ran away
And left their toes behind.

~Margaret Widdemer