home - where my heart is

puss eating faster
puss eating faster | Source


old fur in bowl eats

soft silver red body aches

warily looking


puppy darts nearby

hovers waiting salivates

puss to sate hunger

finding sunny spot
finding sunny spot | Source


pup leaps in cat moves

away to find warm sunny

spot in room corner


snowy cockatiel

perches on a willow branch

high in cage watching



snowy on high branch
snowy on high branch | Source


nibbles on seed bell

listens to every sound

cocks his head peering


through the bars safely

shrouded no vision impaired

flutters feathers fly



curtains closed, table set
curtains closed, table set | Source


grandson chattering

plates clattering in kitchen

chef preparing food


TV sounds and light

curtains closing for the night

day draws to a close



on bed cat napping
on bed cat napping | Source

quietness descends

everything slowing down

child in bed near sleep


bird wings, tucked in head

puppy curled in crate and bed

old puss sleeps by feet


in bed, we snuggle

under doona and blanket

sleep enfolds all in


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Its beautiful Johanna! I loved reading it!


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Nat Amaral 4 years ago from BC Canada

Awwwww...such a sweet poem! It brought back so many memories. A beautiful piece. You're clearly an animal lover.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

How lovely, in word and imagery, to start the morning! My two year old granddaughter loved the "ahhh, kitty" and the tweet tweet! In His Love, Faith Reaper


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DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Beautiful collection!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

What beautiful sentiments about home--yes, certainly where the heart resides. Your poem reflects a cozy environment of familiarity and love. Very sweet.


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Johanna Baker 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand Author

Thank you for your lovely comment Denise...there has to be somewhere that is a place of sanctuary in the world and home is it for me


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

Another fine poem! The photos are wonderful acompaniments.


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Johanna Baker 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand Author

Thank you Marlene for your kind comment


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

So beautifully written---words from the heart. My animals are my pride and joy---each with it's own personality---and so funny to watch.

Life would be dull without our animals and writing---expecially for me since I do not have children.

I have six nephews so I feel they are part mine also.

Thanks for sharing you beautiful poem with us.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi Purvis


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Johanna Baker 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand Author

Thanks for your lovely feedback Bobbi, we now have a new kitten called Paddington and he is an American Curl, named for the curve of his ears, and he is so funny. He loves to play with water when it is running and he pats it with his paws...very funny to watch...he doesn't seem to mind getting his head wet when he ducks under the flow to attempt to 'catch' it.

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