maleficent (II)

she’s maleficent
so magnificent
black cat
huntress proficient
mercy deficient
poor rat
acting diffident
looking innocent



photo by lynn

















The “Lai” is an old French form with 9-line stanza(s) of 5 syllables/2 syllables in repeated pattern and rhyme scheme: aabaabaab. Prompted by Grace at dVerse Poets

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sdtp33
    May 11, 2019 @ 19:57:45

    Starting with “maleficent”, that was brave…very clever!


  2. Frank Hubeny
    May 09, 2019 @ 12:01:39

    Looking at the photo I can sense the “mercy deficient” especially toward a rat.


  3. Grace
    Apr 29, 2019 @ 06:26:50

    A beautiful black cat Lynn. Thanks for joining our poetry form challenge.


  4. carolinestreetblog
    Apr 28, 2019 @ 23:49:09

    And very pretty she is too! Heartless, never! 🐱🐭


  5. Beverly Crawford
    Apr 28, 2019 @ 12:02:01

    Well, this is just the cat’s meow! A perfect lai .. and a beautiful cat!


  6. Sabio Lantz
    Apr 28, 2019 @ 11:23:53

    Superb. Perfect for the form. Just saw the movie Captain Marvel and reminded me of that cat.


  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 14:18:22

    Love a feline like that… I’m probably not a rat.


  8. msjadeli
    Apr 26, 2019 @ 23:11:13

    good description!


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