“Cats” by Vivienne Charpentier

Vivienne Charpentier (age 8)


Cats smell like
A pillow and dirt

They look like
little tigers
Ready to chomp

On a moth
But they purr
Like little grumbling

Only cuter.

from 2015 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Vivienne Charpentier: “I like to write poetry because it makes me feel connected to the world and to nature even when I write about material things. Also it is like song lyrics and I want to write songs when I’m older.”

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