Image of Princess, a seal-point ragdoll kitten, with the text: Collar bell jingles, soft paw pats a ball.

Poem by Iris Carden

Collar bell jingles, soft paw pats her ball, 
Princess is playing her way down the hall.

She wiggles her bum as she targets a pounce, 
knocks things off the shelf to see if they bounce.

She leaps into a lap for a moment or two,
but can’t stay there when there’s so much to do.

The world is all new, there’s so much to explore, 
for this little kitten there’s adventures galore!

She scampers and climbs, she runs then she stays, 
Life is a game, won’t you please come and play?

Then all of a sudden, she comes to a stop,
She gives a small yawn, and she falls with a flop.

And then with a deep self-satisfied purr 
she forms a tight ball of warm snuggly fur.

She twitches a whisker and breathes long and deep 
the sweet gentle snore of an innocent sleep.

This poem is from my book Poetic Pets

Cover of Poetic pets by Iris Carden, featuring photo of Princess, a ragdoll kitten.

Poetic Pets is a collection of cute and simple poems about a collection of cute and simple pets.


By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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