by Lorna Crozier
The white cat with sapphire eyes
can’t be colour blind
must see the world
Blue horses, blue light spilling
from the window, blue willows,
carrying bowls of bluish cream.
How beautiful I feel
all blue – shoulders, feet and hair,
the brilliant air,
between the moon and the white cat
sleeping under the apple tree
(the apples cold and blue)
will be the precise colour
of the cat’s dreams of rain.