by Margaret Widdemer (1884 - 1978)

The willow cats
Language: English 
They call them pussywillows,
But there's 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 ev'ry spring it worries me,
I cannot ever find
Those willow cats that ran away
And left their toes behind.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-04-16
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