Poetry and Art: Solstice Moon

"Solstice Moon", pastel with text, poem and illustration © B.E. Kazmarski
“Solstice Moon”, pastel with text, poem and illustration © B.E. Kazmarski

Solstice Moon

A satin silent night,
A silver path through my window,
And silken paws paused to stay
On the pillow next to me.

“Solstice Moon” © 1981 Bernadette E. Kazmarski

. . . . . . .

Aside from class assignments here and there through school, this was my first poem. Its inspiration and subject? I was actually home for Christmas, in my old room, and missed my cat Bootsie, who had earlier that year returned with me to college. Not only was she not there with me, but there was no cat at all and I’d grown quite accustomed to sharing my space with cats. I had referenced this poem and Bootsie coming to be with me in college in “The Unintended Gift”.

Now when I read it I think of all the cats since then who slept on my pillow whose silken paws are touched by the moonlight, not with sadness, but with the love and hope with which I originally wrote this poem.

May you remember with fondness on this Christmas all the felines who’ve shared your life, and all the animals and humans who are and have been a part of your life. Merry Christmas!


Enjoy other poems about my cats including a few poems I’ve recorded on audio or with slideshows.
Read other poetry on Today and on my poetry page.

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Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!

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Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!

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